Jimmie Roundup: Volleyball sweeps Bellevue
Isabel Wedell and the 19th-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team took it to Bellevue University Friday night in Nebraska.
Wedell posted a team-high nine kills and a hitting percentage of .533 in leading the Jimmies to a 3-0 sweep of the 23rd-ranked Bruins. Jamestown rolled 25-21, 25-15, 25-23.
"I thought we were the stronger team right now," University of Jamestown coach Jon Hegerle said. "They're a very talented team, and we just knew we didn't want to let them get going on us and dictate the tempo of the game, which I thought we did a good job at."
Hegerle praised his team's play at the net. Along with Wedell, Jamestown's middle blockers of Haley Glasoe and Madison Wendel were a handful.
Glasoe posted seven kills and eight total blocks, as the Jimmies racked up 24 block assists in the match and hit .290 as a team. Wendel finished with five kills and four blocks.
"We outplayed them at the net, and that's really what did it," Hegerle said. "We blocked really well and hit really well."
The loss dropped the Bruins to 24-9 on the season and 10-4 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Jimmies (17-7, 10-2 NSAA) are at Dakota State (10-20, 4-7 NSAA) today.
"This trip last year was kinda a low point in our season. We lost to Dordt, we lost to Bellevue and we almost lost to Dakota State," Hegerle said. "We're trying not to fall into the same trap as we did last year. We took care of a pretty good step tonight."
University of Jamestown 3, Bellevue 0
UJ 25 25 25
BU 21 15 23
Kills: Isabel Wedell 9, Haley Glasoe 7, Morgan Hench 5, Jessica Velander 5, Madison Wendel 5, Kennedy Conzemius 3. Assists: Josie Beckman 17, Whitney King 13. Aces: Julina Niemeier 1. Digs: Elise Peterson 13, Niemeier 10, Meghan Orr 10, Beckman 8, King 3, Conzemius 2, Kori Buchanan 1. Blocks: Glasoe 8, Wedell 6, Wendel 5, Hensch 3, Conzemius 2, Velander 2.
Records: Jamestown 17-7, 10-2 NSAA; Bellevue 24-9, 10-4 NSAA.
Hockey falls to Midland
Midland University converted five of six power play opportunities in handing the Jimmie hockey team a 5-2 loss Friday night at Wilson Arena.
Eric Buckley gave the Jimmies a 1-0 lead at the 6:38 mark of the first period on an assist from Cole McKechney.
The Warriors answered with two power play goals, one by Jake Mullendore and the other from Luke Sanko, to take a 2-1 lead after the first period.
Ben Henry's second-period power play marker extended the Warriors' lead to 3-1.
Jason Henry and Blake Neumann converted power play opportunities in the third period to give Midland a four-goal lead.
Tyler Chavez-Leech brought the Jimmies within 5-2 with a power play goal of his own at the 18:13 mark of the third, with assists by Cameron Todd and Trevor Okino.
The two teams will meet again tonight at 7 p.m. in Wilson Arena.