BELLEVUE, Neb.– The second-ranked University of Jamestown women’s volleyball team needed just 67 minutes to pick up its ninth straight win to open the season, sweeping Hope International University in straight sets.
The Jimmies improved to 9-0 with a win over Hope International in the final match of the Bellevue Labor Day Classic. It’s the second-best start for UJ under Jon Hegerle, trailing only last season’s team that began 15-0.
Jamestown outhit Hope International .333 to .102, making only 10 errors in 96 attempts. Jayla Ritter (JR/Forest Lake, Minn.) posted a team-best .636 hitting percentage on seven kills, Anna Holen (JR/LaMoure, N.D.) hit .435 with 10 kills, and Logan Sherman (FR/Marshall, Minn.) had six kills while hitting .400. Corina Huff (SR/Pequot Lakes, Minn.) matched Sherman with six kills and Kadyn Mehring (SO/Carrington, N.D.) came off the bench to add five. Megan Gaffaney(JR/Jamestown, N.D.) and Jackie Meiklejohn (JR/Dickey, N.D.) both had 19 assists, and Meiklejohn recorded five of the Jimmies’ nine service aces. Ellie Holen (FR/LaMoure, N.D.) (14) and Anna Holen (11) had double-digit digs, while Ritter had six total blocks. Taylor Sabinash(JR/Kensal, N.D.) had four solo blocks among her five total, and Huff also had five total blocks, including four block assists.
Jamestown begins GPAC play on September 10 at Northwestern (Iowa) College.