The University of Jamestown Jimmies women’s volleyball team took down the Presentation Saints 3 sets to 0 on Tuesday. They won the first set 25-17, the second set 25-11 and the third set 25-17. The win improves the Jimmies record to 17-0 on the season. The loss drops the Saints to 10-6 on the season. This is UJ’s fifth consecutive straight-sets win.

Presentation started off with the serve and Kayden Mehring spiked the ball down to start the game off with a 1-0 lead for the Jimmies. UJ started the game up 4-0 before giving up five points in a row to trail before the Jimmies managed to get a ball out of bounds to tie the set up. The first 18 points of the game were very tight with the Jimmies holding a 10-8 advantage. With the score 12-10, a miscue by Megan Gaffaney gave the point to the Saints, who then responded by tying the game up at 12. Midway through the first set the Jimmies climbed out to a 16-13 lead. The Saints took a timeout to talk it over with the Jimmies' lead stretched out to 17-13. The Saints took another timeout as UJ continued its run to stretch its lead even further to 20-13. After their second timeout, the Saints managed to score a point to bring it to within six, however, UJ immediately responded with a point of its own to make it 21-14. An ace from Hannah Schiele clinched the first set by a score of 25-17 in favor of the Jimmies.

UJ served to start the second set and got an ace to go up 1-0. As the Jimmies sprinted out of the gate in the second set to a 9-3 lead, the Saints head coach Chelsey Albrecht called her first timeout to try to change her team’s fortunes. Coming out of the timeout the Jimmies went on a 6-1 run that was ended by a shot that just floated over the net by a Saints player. The Saints called another timeout with the Jimmies up 20-8. Out of their final timeout of the second set, the Saints went on a 3-1 run to bring the game to within 10 points. Their momentum was short-lived, however, as the Jimmies scored the next four points to win the second set 25-11.

In the third set, the two teams traded points with the first six points being evenly spread, 3-3. After the Jimmies stretched their lead in the third set to 10-6, the Saints again called a timeout to try to change the momentum of the match. As the Jimmies got out to a 19-12 lead, the Saints again called a timeout, their last of the third set. The timeout worked better than the previous ones did with the Jimmies holding on for a 25-17 set win.

Jayla Ritter and Kalli Hegerle led the game with 11 kills Tuesday. Jackie Meiklejohn led all players with 19 aces in this game. The Jimmies got out to early leads in all three sets, helping them avoid a sluggish start, which was part of the game plan in this game.

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"Sometimes when we don't have a rivalry or it's not a GPAC team, we come out a little sluggish and our JV came out sluggish," head coach Jon Hegerle said. "So, we talked about it in the locker room, and we said 'You guys, let's be the aggressors from the get-go, right from the beginning,' so that they are on their heels and once they are on their heels it will be tough for them to get going again."

The Saints look to put an end to their three-game skid when they make the trip to Viterbo University on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. The Jimmies look to remain undefeated when they go to no. 5 Dordt University on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m.