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LWC Volleyball moves to 2-0 in Pool A with sweep of Jamestown

With the win, Lindsey Wilson has set a new program win streak with 30 consecutive wins. Victory comes before 450 vans. FULL STATS Pdf
Next: The Blue Raiders face Cornerstone (MI) for their final match of pool play at 12pmNoonCT at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa

By Charles Balcom, Assistant Sports Information Director, LWC

SIOUX CITY, IOWA - (Wed 29 Nov 2017) - Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball won its second match of pool play at the 2017 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by Delta Hotels, defeating Jamestown (ND) 3-0 on Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center.

Lindsey Wilson (30-0) improves to 2-0 in pool play and faces Cornerstone (Mich.) on Thursday to close out Pool A at the national championship. The Blue Raiders outhit the Jimmies (22-9) .354 to .133. LWC recorded 49 kills, 48 assists and recorded three services aces. Paulina Sobolewska recorded a double-double with career highs of 17 kills and 16 digs. Elly Burke contributed nine kills as Makenzie Montano recorded 39 assists.

With the win, Lindsey Wilson has set a new program win streak with 30 consecutive wins.

Lindsey Wilson opened the match by scoring the first seven points on their way to a 25-14 first set win. Burke led the way recording five kills in the set as Grace Blomstedt and Sobolewska each contributed four. Sobolewska also added eight digs in the set.

The Blue Raiders finished the set with 17 kills and just two hitting errors as they recorded a .385 hitting percentage.

In the second set, Lindsey Wilson and Jamestown traded points for most of the set as the Blue Raiders held a slight 14-12 lead. From there, the Blue Raiders would win 11 of the next 16 points to close out the set with a 25-17 victory.

LWC recorded 18 kills in the set and committed just three errors.

After dropping the first point in the third set, the Blue Raiders went on a 7-1 run. From there, the Blue Raiders and the Jimmies split the next 14 points as the LWC led 14-8. LWC conceded only five more points in the match and closed out the set on an 11-5 run to win the frame 25-13.

Jamestown's Morgan Hensch, who recorded 23 kills in the Jimmies' opening pool play victory, was limited to four kills and a .091 attacking average. Isabel Wedell, Madison Wendel and Haley Glasoe led Jamestown with six kills each.

This story was posted on 2017-11-29 13:48:22
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Blue Raider Yeniffer Ramirez, Dominican Republic in action

2017-11-29 - Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa - Photo from Lindsey Wilson College Athletics.
Yeniffer Ramirez, Senior, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, helped Lindsey Wilson to a sweep 0f Jamestown in Pool A play, today, Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The Blue Raiders are now 2-0 in pool play. Ramirez posted seven kills.

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