Rose, Luth power Storm to win at Iowa Wesleyan

Allyson Rose
Allyson Rose

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Allyson Rose and Jacque Luth combined for 22 of Simpson's 38 kills and the Storm cruised to a three-set win at Iowa Wesleyan in non-conference action Thursday night.

Rose had a career-high 12 kills and hit a blistering .647 to lead the Storm (8-12), who hit a season-best .325 as a team. Luth added 10 kills and Hannah Lester chipped in with seven.

Sydney Ellsworth had five kills in 15 attempts to pace the Tigers (2-17).

Set Scores
25-9, 25-21, 25-18

Stat Leaders
Allyson Rose — 12 kills, .647 pct, 3 block assists
Jacque Luth — 10 kills, .429 pct, 2 block assists
Hannah Lester — 7 kills, .333 pct, 1 ace, 1 block assist
Alyssa Mathews — 33 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs
Ariana Martinez — 11 digs

Notes & Numbers
• The Storm's .325 team hitting percentage is the program's best since 2014, a span of 87 matches.
• Rose's .647 hitting percentage is the best by a Simpson player with 15-19 attempts (17) since Elisa Wildy hit .667 with 11 kills against Blackburn in October 2014.
• Simpson improved to 7-8 against non-conference opponents in 2017.

Up Next
Simpson hosts Waldorf in non-conference action Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Cowles Fieldhouse. The Warriors (4-19) lost to William Penn in three sets Tuesday. Start time is set for 7 p.m.