Volleyball Team Impressive in 3-0 Win Over Bethany Lutheran

Posted on October 21st, 2009 by

The Gusties show off their pink uniforms before the Bethany match.

The Gusties show off their pink uniforms before the Bethany match.

The Gustavus volleyball team looked strong in all phases of the game on its way to a convincing 3-0 win over Bethany Lutheran College on “Dig Pink Night” on Gus Young Court at Gustavus. The game scores were 25-16, 25-17, 25-18. The Gusties wore pink uniforms to show their support for breast cancer awareness and raised money in support of a cure for the disease. Janey Helland led the Gustavus attack with 16 kills, while Erin Sherman led the defensive effort with 17 digs. Gustavus improves to 10-14 overall, while Bethany falls to 3-13.

Janey Helland (#9) celebrates with Erin Sherman (pink jersey).

Janey Helland (#9) celebrates with Erin Sherman (pink jersey).

In the first set, Gustavus jumped out to an early 8-4 lead, and then quickly extended its lead to 19-10, before closing out the set by a score of 25-16. Helland and Olivia Warren led the way with four kills each.

In the second set, the Gusties trailed 6-8 early, but then went on an 8-0 run to take a 14-8 lead. After the Vikings snapped the 8-0 run, Gustavus countered with a 6-0 run to increase its lead to 20-9 and then held on for the 25-17 victory.

In the third and final set, Gustavus held a slim 10-8 advantage until an 8-3 run gave the Gusties a solid 18-11 lead. The Vikings would battle back to pull within four at 22-18, but Gustavus scored the final three points to claim the set 25-18 and close out the match 3-0.

Malea Noennig recorded 42 set assists, which is a season high for her in a three-set match. Janey Helland also posted season high marks for kills (16) and attack attempts (34) in a three-set match. The Gusties also set a season high mark for team kills (52) in a three-set match.

Middle hitter Angela Ahrendt goes up for a kill.

Middle hitter Angela Ahrendt goes up for a kill.

Gustavus will return to conference play this weekend with a match at Concordia on Friday at 7:00 pm and a match at St. Ben’s on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

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