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Friday, 31 August 2012 22:37

Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight

Jasmyn Turner had four kills against Concordia and three against Briar Cliff Jasmyn Turner had four kills against Concordia and three against Briar Cliff

BELLEVUE, Neb. – The Baker University volleyball team improved to 4-2 on the season with back-to-back wins on Friday in day one of the Bellevue University tournament.

 The Wildcats began the day with a three set win over Concordia (Neb.), 25-21, 25-16, 25-20 and followed that up with a thrilling five set win over Briar Cliff, 18-25, 22-25, 25-5, 25-22, 15-13.

In the first match of the day against Concordia, the Wildcats hit .255 as a team and Crystal Simon led the way with eight kills.

The Wildcats assists leader Jana Boss spread the ball around on offense with 23 assists. Savannah Smith slammed home seven kills and with teammate Danielle French matched her with seven of her own and posted the highest hitting percentage of the match for Baker at .286.

Reigning HAAC Libero of the Week, Renata Dill had a team high 11 digs, Boss joined her on the night with 11 digs herself.

After two disappointing sets against Briar Cliff, the Wildcats stormed back to roll past the Chargers in the third set 25-5, then held on for the victory in the fourth and fifth decisive sets.

Boss played an outstanding match with a double-double, 12 kills and 34 assists and as a team the Wildcats collected 17 team blocks.

Baker collected 90 total digs with Dill grabbing 32, Simon had 20 and Taryn Brees added 12.

Baker also had nine service aces against Briar Cliff, with Smith leading the way with four and teammates Shannon Bond and Danielle French each posted two service aces.

The Wildcats will now face Dordt College tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. and Doane at 3:30 p.m. in the final day of the Bellevue Tournament

STATS: Baker 3 - Concordia 0

STATS: Baker 3 - Briar Cliff 2


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