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Jimmies sweep Hastings, Ottawa in Saturday afternoon matches

The Jimmies outscored their opponents 153-113 in the six sets.

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HASTINGS NEB — The University of Jamestown went to Hastings College to play two matches in one day and try to keep the hot streak going. The No. 2-ranked Jimmies did just that sweeping Hastings (25-17, 25-15, 25-23) in the first match on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Jimmies opened the first set out on a 7-2 run drawing a timeout from the Broncos (16-6, 5-3). After the timeout, the Jimmies would go on a 4-3 run to push the lead out to 11-5. After the Broncos cut into the deficit even further at 15-12, the Jimmies responded with a 5-0 run with all but one of the points being a Broncos error to take a 20-12 lead. The Broncos continued to struggle with the errors as the final two points of the set were Broncos' errors.

The second set started out much tighter as the Jimmies took an early 5-4 lead. The Jimmies pushed their lead out thanks to an 8-1 run to take a 13-5 lead. The Jimmies would stretch the lead out to 18-11 and sail from there, with Kalli Hegerle getting the set ending kill to make it 25-15.

The third set appeared to be another comfortable win for the Jimmies as they got out to a 7-3 lead but the Broncos had other ideas going on a 5-1 run to tie the set up at eight. The team would trade the next eight points as the set sat tied at 12. The Broncos’ Peyton Roper got the kill to push her team out in front 13-12 which started a 5-0 run to take a 17-12 lead. The Jimmies would respond though with an 8-3 run to take a 20-19 third set lead. After the Jimmies got the match point at 24-21, the Broncos responded with a 2-0 run to make it 24-23. However, an Aleah Zieske kill put the match and set away.

Jimmies Sweep Ottawa

HASTINGS, NEB — The Jimmies had some time off before they faced Ottawa University (Kan.) and it didn’t slow down their momentum in a sweep over the Braves (25-15, 28-26, 25-17) on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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The Jimmies (18-1, 6-0) again opened the set on a big run as they took an early 7-3 lead. After the Braves cut into the lead by making it 12-7, the Jimmies responded with an 8-1 run to take a 20-8 lead. The Braves (10-9, 2-0) would not get much closer in the set as Hegerle got the kill to give her team a 25-15 first set win.

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The second set started out all Jimmies as they sprinted out to a 9-1 lead. The set wouldn’t start to get close until the Braves’ Alexa Boyle got the kill to cut the deficit to 17-9. That kickstarted a 12-2 run to push the Braves in front 20-19. The Jimmies’ Lexi Olson would end the run with a kill to tie the set up at 20. After Boyle pushed her team back in front 21-20, the Jimmies would go on a 5-3 run to take a 25-24 lead. Despite the Braves tying the set up, they would not retake the lead as the Jimmies put the set away at 28-26.

The Jimmies sprinted out to a 10-3 lead in the third set drawing a Braves timeout. After the timeout, the Braves got two quick kills to cut the deficit to 10-5. However, the Jimmies would go on a 6-0 run to take a 16-5 lead. The Jimmies would push the lead out to 20-9 and coast from there on their way to a 25-17 third-set win.

The Jimmies are back in action at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, when they host Concordia University.

UJ 3, HC 0

UJ: 25 25 25–3

HC: 17 15 23–0

Kills leaders:

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UJ: Anna Holen 9, Kalli Hegerle 8, Aleah Zieske 8

HC: Marlee Taylor 9, Amani Monroe 6, Peyton Roper 4

Assists leaders:

UJ: Hegerle 19, Paige Oswald 7, Tenley Buddenhagen 4

HC: Makenna Asher 21, Ava Lovitt 2, CJ Harr 1, Miriam Miller 1

Aces leaders:

UJ: Hegerle 3, Buddenhagen 2, A. Holen 2

HC: Asher 3, Lauren Dirks 2, Dacey Sealey 1

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OU 0, UJ 3

OU: 15 26 17–0

UJ: 25 28 25–3

Kills leaders:

OU: Radaisy Valdez 10, Alexa Boyle 8, Kaitlyn Haller 6

UJ: A. Holen 12, Hegerle 11, Lexi Olson 6, Darienne Johnson 6

Assists leaders:

OU: Haylee O’Meara 17, Haller 12, Boyle 1, Jadore Hayes 1

UJ: Hegerle 14, Oswald 13, Ellie Holen 4

Aces leaders:

OU: Boyle 1, Haller 1

UJ: E. Holen 4, Averi Beyer 4, A. Holen 3

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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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