Jamestown (UJ) The Jamestown Jimmies Defeated Dakota Wesleyan in Volleyball, 25-20, 25-16, 14-25, 21-25, 15-12

The fourth-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball saw the No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) University Tigers come back from a 2-0 deficit, but maintained their resilience and took a five-set victory over the Tigers Wednesday evening at Harold Newman Arena. Set scores were 25-20, 25-16, 14-25, 21-25, 15-12.

DWU took a 7-1 lead in the first set, forcing the Jimmies to take a time out. After the time out, UJ began chipping away and eventually tied the score 18-18. The Tigers took the next two points, but Jamestown closed out on a 7-0 run to take set one.

As in the opener, another big run helped the Jimmies close out set two. Leading 20-16, a Kalli Hegerle (SR/West Fargo, N.D.) kill began a streak of five straight points that finished off DWU and put Jamestown in the driver’s seat.

The Tigers hit .484 and .286 in sets three and four respectively, while holding Jamestown to .200 and .156 hitting percentages to pull level in the match. 

In the deciding set, DWU led 11-8 and had the home team on the ropes, but the Jimmies put together one final run for the win. Seven of the final eight points went UJ’s way. Aleah Zieske (SO/Spicer, Minn.) and Logan Sherman (JR/Marshall, Minn.) had the final two kills of the night.

Hegerle led four players in double-digit kill totals with 16. Sherman added 13 while Zieske and Lexi Olson (SO/Langdon, N.D.) both had 10. Hegerle also had 32 assists, with Paige Oswald (JR/Frazee, Minn.) finished with 22. Averi Beyer (SR/Fargo, N.D.) racked up 21 digs, Grace Hegerle (SO/Jamestown, N.D.) 14, and Zieske 12 as five players had 10 or more.

Jamestown, now 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the GPAC, host Mount Marty (S.D.) University Saturday at 3 p.m