Jimmies men's volleyball sweep Central Christian in morning match

The Jimmies had 19 players make an appearance in the win.

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Kolby Campbell (1) of Central Christian College prepares to hit the ball to the awaiting University of Jamestown's Christopher Ross, Gabriel Ocasio (23) and Vinny Miska, right, during men's volleyball action Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at Harold Newman Arena.
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JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown held Central Christian College (KS.) to a hitting percentage of -2.1 in a sweep (25-14, 25-10, 25-18) on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Harold Newman Arena.

The Jimmies (2-0, 2-0) opened the first set in a battle against themselves as they were tied with the Tigers (0-2, 0-2) 6-6, with five of those Tigers' points being Jimmies errors. That trend would continue throughout the rest of the first set as the Jimmies won the set 25-14, while only giving up one kill and one ace.

The second set started in a similar fashion with the Jimmies having a 5-3 lead and the three Tigers points being Jimmies errors. But the Jimmies’ Jaden Gaalema got a kill to push his team’s lead out 6-3, starting a 4-2 run to push the Jimmies in front 10-5. The Jimmies followed that with a 6-0 run to take a 16-5 lead. The Jimmies ended the second set on a 3-0 run putting the set away on a Christopher Ross ace to make it 25-10.

Early in the third set the Tigers took their first lead of the match at 2-1 but the Jimmies quickly responded with a 9-4 run to take a 10-6 lead. Later in the set, the Tigers’ Elijah Kephart got a kill to cut his team’s deficit to 11-9, the Jimmies responded with a 9-0 run to put the match away at 20-9.

The Jimmies are back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, when they host Dordt University.


CCC 0, UJ 3

CCC: 14 10 18–0

UJ: 25 25 25–3

Kills leaders:

CCC: Kolby Campbell 6, Matt Bohaty 1, L.A. DeBerry 1, Joel Creary 1, Elijah Kephart 1, Joshua Hernandez 1

UJ: Caylor Cox 9, Derek Correa 5, Christian Gulak 4, Jaden Gaalema 4, Oguzhan Oguz 3, Ever Cancel 3, Downey Huynh 2, Christopher Ross 2, Tysen Meyers 2, Gabriel Ocasio 2, Vinny Miska 2

Assists leaders:

CCC: Hernandez 9


UJ: Correa 21, Gabriel Ocasio 8, Maxwell Enriquez 3

Aces leaders:

CCC: Campbell 1, DeBerry 1

UJ: Enriquez 4, Huynh 3, Ross 3, Cancel 1

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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