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Central College - Recap

From site: Volleyball

Date:October 16, 2019
Time:7:30 pm
Location:Pella, Iowa

Two teams needing a win to stay in the hunt to make the American Rivers Conference six-team tournament went the distance tonight in Pella, Iowa. Unfortunately for the Norse, they were defeated by the Dutch 3-2.

Luther jumped out to a 2-0 lead, winning set one 25-22 and followed with a 32-30 victory in set two. The Norse put together a 7-4 run to secure the victory in set one. Set two was a back-and-forth battle that resulted in 13 ties, with Luther scoring the final two points of the set. 

Central came back and won sets three and four with scores of 25-22 and 25-20. The Norse trailed by as many as six points (15-9) in set three and were never able to battle back completely. They pulled to within one (22-23), but Central tallied the final two points to secure the victory.

In set four, Luther held a 17-13 advantage, but was outscored 12-3 down the stretch, that sent the match into the fifth and deciding set. 

Central never trailed in set five and won 15-11 to secure the 3-2 come-from-behind victory.

Paige Yontz and Brooke Greenwood led the Norse attack with 15 and 14 kills respectively. Sam Sixta dished out 40 assists and Anna Jenewein led the back row with 20 digs.

Central was led by the trio of Ruth Hruska-Kelly, Erin Dilger and Krissa Larson. Hruska-Kelly recorded a match high 21 kills, while Larson had 16 and Dilger 12. Amanda Smith was credited with 55 assists.

Box Score 

The loss drops Luther to 1-4 in the A-R-C and in eighth place. Central improved to 2-4 and is in seventh place.

This Saturday, Oct. 19, Luther travels to Augustana-Rock Island and will face UW-Platteville at 1:30 p.m. and Augustana at 3:30 p.m.


Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

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