UJ Women’s Volleyball Wed. Jamestown Defeats University of Mary 25-12,25-19,25-20

BISMARCK, N.D.  (UJ) — The top-ranked University of Jamestown women’s volleyball team swept the University of Mary for the second time in three nights Wednesday, defeating the Marauders 25-12, 25-19, and 25-20.

Anna Holen (JR/LaMoure, N.D.) led UJ with nine kills, followed by Jayla Ritter (JR/Forest Lake, Minn.) and Kalli Hegerle (JR/West Fargo, N.D.) with four each.  Jackie Meiklejohn (JR/Dickey, N.D.) had 13 assists while Megan Gaffaney (JR/Jamestown, N.D.) added 10. Defensively, Sydney Ellingson (SR/Langdon, N.D.) (21) and Hannah Schiele (JR/Jamestown, N.D.) (14) both reached double figures in digs, and Ritter and Hegerle finished with three solo blocks each.

The Jimmies outhit the Marauders .147-.095. Jamestown made 13 attack errors to 21 by UMary. The Marauders also had a 31-29 advantage in kills.

With the score tied at 6 in the first set, UJ went on a 16-5 run to open up a 22-11 lead. An Ellie Holen (FR/LaMoure, N.D.) service ace ended the set for the Jimmies.

UMary got within a point at 10-9 in set two before a Corina Huff (SR/Breezy Point, Minn.) kill jumpstarted a 10-3 run to make it 20-12 in favor of UJ. A set error by UMary and a block by Ritter gave UJ the set and a 2-0 match lead.

Jamestown took a commanding 16-4 lead in the third set but the Marauders would score 15 of the next 20 points to get within 21-19. Ritter and Anna Holen combined on a block to end the set and secure the match.

Next up for the Jimmies is a match on Tuesday at Valley City State (N.D.) with first serve set for 7 p.m.


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