Jimmies open road trip with sweep over Briar Cliff

The Jimmies held the Chargers to a hit percentage of .258.

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Members of the University of Jamestown's volleyball team celebrate a point made against Valley City State on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at Harold Newman Arena.
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SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The University of Jamestown started its longest conference road trip of the season in dominating fashion sweeping Briar Cliff University (25-20, 25-16, 25-15) on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Newman Flanagan Center.

After the Jimmies trailed 5-4 in the opening set, they 6-1 run to take a 10-6 lead. The Chargers fought closer to make it 16-14, but the Jimmies (21-2, 8-1) went on a 4-2 run to push their lead out to 20-16. From there, the Jimmies put the set away on a kill from Kalli Hegerle to make it 25-20.

The Chargers (6-16, 1-10) got the opening point of the second set on a service ace from Tannah Heath but the Jimmies responded with a 6-1 run to take a 6-2 lead. After the Chargers fought back to tie the set up at six, the teams traded points the next 10 combined points to see the match tied up at 11. The Jimmies would respond by going on a 7-2 run to take an 18-13 lead, drawing a Chargers timeout. The timeout would do little to stop the Jimmies' momentum as they finished the set on a 7-3 run to win 25-16.

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The Jimmies sprinted out of the gates in the third set as well taking an early 10-3 lead. The Chargers tried to fight back into it making it 12-7 but it was too little, too late, as the Jimmies went on a 5-2 run to stretch the lead back out to 17-9, drawing another Chargers stoppage. The Jimmies finished the match on a 4-1 run, punctuated by a kill from Darienne Johnson to give the Jimmies the 25-15 third set win.

The Jimmies are back in action at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, when they face the College of Saint Mary.


UJ 3, BCU 0

UJ: 25 25 25–3

BCU: 20 16 15—0

Kills leaders:

UJ: Kalli Hegerle 12, Anna Holen 11, Lexi Olson 7, Darienne Johnson 7, Aleah Zieske 7

BCU: Toria Andre 9, Sami Wasmund 8, Alexis Johnson 5

Assists leaders:

UJ: Paige Oswald 20, Hegerle 19, Ellie Holen 6


BCU: Tannah Heath 27, Abbey Jones 2

Aces leaders:

UJ: Hegerle 4, Tenley Buddenhagen 2, E.Holen 1, Megan Moser 1

BCU: Wasmund 2, Heath 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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