Western Illinois downed Nebraska Omaha 3-1 (28-26, 24-26, 20-25, 17-25) at Sapp Fieldhouse Saturday evening.
UNO freshman Michaela Schimmer had her second career triple-double on a team-leading 12 kills, 16 digs and 22 assists along with two aces and a block.
Natalie Ebke finished with a double-double on 10 kills and 13 digs and redshirt freshman Bailey Baxter's double-double came on 29 assists and 13 digs. Kelley Wollak added 11 kills and three blocks while Jessy Schroedter tied Schimmer for the team lead in kills with 12 of her own, as well as three blocks. Defensively, Amy Roberts led the way with 21 digs.
Western Illinois was paced by four players with double-figure kill efforts: Ann Miller (19), Samantha Fournier (19), Heather Smith (12) and Katie Hosteng (10). Miller and Fournier each tallied double-doubles as Miller had 22 digs and Fournier had 16.
WIU setter Sarah Fetter finished with 54 assists in helping the Leathernecks to a .293 team hitting percentage to edge UNO's .219. As a team, UNO out-blocked Western Illinois 8-2.
The Mavericks are now 6-18 (1-11 Summit League) while the Leathernecks improved to 10-14 (4-9 Summit League).