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No. 2 LWC Volleyball beats No. 10 Missouri Baptist 3-0

Blue Raiders 19-0 after defeating Missouri Baptist 3-0. STATS/ATTENDANCE
Upcoming: Lindsey Wilson Volleyball at Cumberlands (KY), at 7pmCT/8pmET, Wed 11 Oct 2017, at University of the Cumberlands, 191 College Drive (campus), Williamsburg, KY.

By Chris Wells, Sports Information Director, LWC

INA, IL - (Fri 6 Oct 2017) - No. 2 Lindsey Wilson volleyball continued its string of three-set wins tonight with a sweep of No. 10 Missouri Baptist at Rend Lake College.

The win is the 10th for the Blue Raiders (19-0) against a team either ranked or receiving votes in the national poll. Lindsey Wilson has now won 16 consecutive matches in three sets. The Blue Raiders have played the minimum in 18 of 19 matches this season.

A balanced offensive attack and a stingy defense propelled the Blue Raiders to the 25-21, 25-22, 25-22 win.

Paulina Sobolewska led the Blue Raider attack with 10 kills while Grace Blomstedt and Elly Burke contributed nine kills and Yeniffer Ramirez chipped in eight in the win.

Lindsey Wilson added 10 team blocks -- one solo and 18 block assists -- and 50 digs while limiting the Spartans to a .149 team attacking percentage. Blomstedt and Ramirez combined for 11 block assists in the win. Blomstedt added a solo block.

The Blue Raiders built as much as a six-point lead in the opening set. Sobolewska and Burke each provided three kills in the set while Ramirez blocked three shots and Blomstedt and Madison Molitor added two others in the 25-21 win.

Burke provided three kills in four swings in the Blue Raiders' 25-22 second-set win.

Lindsey Wilson and Missouri Baptist battled in the back-and-forth set that featured 15 ties. The largest lead of the set by either team was just three points. Tied at 20-20, Lindsey Wilson scored five of the final seven points -- the final two points came on Ramirez kills -- to take a 2-0 lead.

The Blue Raiders used a 6-1 run to break a 14-14 tie midway through the third set on their way to a 25-22 win.

Blomstedt provided four kills and three blocks in the final set to lead the Blue Raiders to the win.

Makenzie Montano recorded a double-double with 34 assists and 11 digs in the match. She also chipped in four kills. Caitlyn Tino led the Blue Raiders with 14 digs while Sobolewska contributed 13 to give Lindsey Wilson three players with double-digit digs.

This story was posted on 2017-10-06 22:05:37.
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