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Jimmies women's volleyball attempt to win the GPAC vs Concordia

The Jimmies are looking for their third consecutive title for the first time since 2008-10.

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The University of Jamestown women’s volleyball team puts their undefeated record on the line when they host Concordia (Neb.) University in the GPAC Championship game. The Jimmies (30-0, 16-0) enter this game looking for three consecutive conference championships for the second time in program history and first since 2008-10. The title would be Jimmies head coach Jon Hegerle’s seventh since joining the program in 2009.

The Jimmies road to the final has seen them win six consecutive sets against Doane University and Dakota Wesleyan. The Bulldogs (16-10, 9-7) come into this game after a sweep over Midland University and a 3-2 win over the College of Saint Mary. The Bulldogs also come into this game as the second hottest team in the conference winning their last five in a row.

The Jimmies and the Bulldogs have faced off eight times with the Jimmies owning an 8-0 record. In the eight matches, the Jimmies have only lost five sets to the Bulldogs. The last time the teams played was earlier this season on Oct. 22, with the Jimmies winning 3-0. The closest sets in that match were the second and third sets in which the Jimmies won 25-21.

This is the second time that the teams have met in the postseason with the first time coming in the 2019 GPAC Semifinals with the Jimmies winning 3-2.

In the 2019 season, the Jimmies went on a run that saw them win the GPAC before losing in the final four.

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In this game, the Jimmies will have to contend with Concordia’s Camryn Opfer and Gabi Nordeker who have 325 and 300 kills respectively. They also have to contend with Kennedy VanScoy’s 27 service aces.

This season, the Jimmies are led by Kalli Hegerle’s 284 kills and Jackie Meiklejohn’s 31 service aces. As a team, the Jimmies have outscored their opponents this season, 1,454 to 893.

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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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