ELSAH, Ill. — The Westminster Lady Blue Jays split a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches to end the regular season Saturday, falling to MacMurray (Ill.) 25-22, 25-18, 27-25, and then rebounding to sweep Principia College 25-8, 25-19, 25-17.
Westminster — which had its six-match winning streak halted in the MacMurray loss — finished the regular season at 17-8 overall and 15-3 in the SLIAC.
Senior outside hitter Ashley Kistaitis topped the Lady Blue Jays with 14 kills against MacMurray and freshman Eryka Wanyonyi logged a double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs. Senior setter Teresa Becker posted a double-double with 28 assists and 13 digs.
Sophomore defensive specialist Erica Schrader added 11 digs.
Wanyonyi produced a double-double with 10 kills and 13 digs in the victory against Principia. Becker also supplied a double-double with 23 assists and 22 digs.
Junior middle blocker Natalie Needy chipped in with 10 kills for Westminster. Kistaitis and Schrader tallied 10 digs apiece.
The Lady Blue Jays are the No. 2 seed in the SLIAC postseason tournament, which will be hosted by Greenville (Ill.). Westminster squares off against No. 3 seed Webster in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Lady Blue Jays swept Webster 25-23, 25-16, 25-20 on Oct. 3 in Fulton.