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Jimmies get past Mustangs in hard fought sweep

The Jimmies forced the Mustangs into 49 errors in the match.

Kalli Hegerle
The Jimmies' Kalli Hegerle watches a ball she just hit fly over the net against the College of Saint Mary on Oct. 30, 2021, at Harold Newman Arena.
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GREAT FALLS, MONT. — The No. 2-ranked University of Jamestown had to fight once again but showed their toughness in a sweep over The Master’s University (25-17, 30-28, 25-23) on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the HPER Complex.

The first six points of the opening set was all Jimmies (7-1) as they took a 5-1 lead. The Mustangs (2-2) cut into the lead to make it 5-3 before the Jimmies responded to stretch the lead out to 10-5. That started a 7-4 run to take a 17-9 lead drawing a timeout from the Mustangs. The timeout worked in the Mustangs' favor as a 4-2 run cut the deficit to 19-14. The Jimmies refused to let the Mustangs gallop back into the first set though as they stretched the lead back out and got a 25-17 first set win.

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

The Mustangs opened the second set on fire taking a 9-4 lead drawing a Jimmies timeout. Out of the timeout, the Jimmies made it tighter cutting the deficit to 12-10. The Mustangs responded with a 5-2 run to make it 17-12. The Jimmies went on a run of their own to tie the second set up at 20. Later in the frame, the teams traded set points as the Mustangs had the first one at 24-23 before the Jimmies responded with a 2-0 run to take a 25-24 lead. The drama did not end there as the teams continued to push the other one to the brink of a tied set or a two-set deficit. In the final 10 points of the set, there were four ties and four lead changes. The Jimmies turned to their senior duo of Kalli Hegerle and Anna Holen late in the set as Hegerle set up Holen for the kill to go up 29-28. The second set was ended by a Timberlie Miller error to give the Jimmies the second set win.

The third set saw the Mustangs sprint out to a 6-2 and 10-5 lead in the early going. One 5-3 Jimmies run later saw the deficit cut to 13-10. The Mustangs looked to have successfully punched back with a big run to stretch their lead out to 17-13 but the Jimmies would continue to fight back as they made it 17-15 before the Mustangs stretched the lead back out to 20-16 drawing a Jimmies timeout. The Jimmies responded with a 6-2 run to tie the set up at 22. The Jimmies forced the Mustangs into three mistakes down the stretch to give the Jimmies a 25-23 third-set win.

The Jimmies are back in action at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, when they face the University of Tennessee Southern.

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TMC 0, UJ 3

TMC: 17 28 23–0

UJ: 25 30 25–3

Kills leaders:

TMC: Ruby Duncan 9, Faith Tarver 9, Breanna Brooks 5, Emily Clark 5

UJ: Anna Holen 11, Kalli Hegerle 8, Aleah Zieske 6

Assists leaders:

TMC: Natalie Collins 19, Timberlie Miller 12, Karli Stults 2

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UJ: Paige Oswald 16, Hegerle 12, Tenley Buddenhagen 2

Aces leaders:

TMC: Miller 2, Collins 1, Stults 1

UJ: Oswald 2, Lexi Olson 1, Hegerle 1, Ellie Holen 1, Lily Bertsch 1, Zieske 1, Megan Moser 1

Hello,
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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