PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - UW-Platteville played UW-La Crosse point for point until the midway mark of all three sets, but unforced errors down the stretch led to a 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 loss at Williams Fieldhouse.
If the opening night of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play is any indication, the 2017 season is going to be a wild ride, as two of the four matches went five sets, including UW-Platteville's opener at UW-Stout.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has announced that the volleyball program will now be led by former assistant coach Samantha Birkicht. She was announced to the team as the new head coach Friday morning.
Three UW-Platteville volleyball players earned A's for their performances during the 2016 season. Outside hitters Allison Jensen and Amber Williams earned honorable mention all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team honors, and Ashlee Moore was named to the sportsmanship team.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville volleyball team finished its fall 2016 season this weekend falling to UW- La Crosse Eagles, ranked 13th in the country, on Friday in La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire, ranked 25th in the country, on Saturday in Eau Claire.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville volleyball team lost to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons on Friday, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils on Saturday, both in Williams Fieldhouse.