Bronco volleyball too strong for Jamestown

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings College volleyball team took down Jamestown 25-21, 25-20, 11-25, 25-22 on Saturday afternoon in Lynn Farrell Arena.

Leading 10-9 in set one, Hastings would rattle off the next five points headlined by an Emily Krilikowski and Lucy Skoch (SO/Hastings, NE) block followed by kills from Krolikowski, Skoch and Sage Meyer (SR/Bellevue, NE) to push the lead to 14-9 forcing a Jimmie timeout.

Jamestown would fight back and tied the set 20-20 before Hastings would have its own answer. Meyer knocked home a kill off the Clare Hamburger (SR/Hastings, NE) assist and then a handling error gave the Broncos a 22-20 lead forcing another Jamestown timeout.

Hastings would come right back with a Claira Thede (SO/St. Paul, NE) service ace before Jamestown stopped the mini run with a kill. But a service error and a block from Skoch and Krolikowski ended the set at 25-21.

Set two was all Hastings early on jumping out to a 5-0 lead off kills from Matti Dabovich (SR/Pueblo West, CO) and Meyer plus another service ace from Thede. Then the lead ballooned to 10 points at 15-5 before Jamestown would get six straight points to make it 15-11.

The Jimmies would get to within three points twice before a setting error and a block by Emily Lenners (JR/Adams, NE) and Meyer ended set three 25-20 in favor of the Broncos.

Jamestown would run past Hastings in set three 25-11 to force a set four. Hastings and Jamestown were in a tight battle with the Broncos leading 19-17. Meyer would then record back-to-back kills to make it 21-17 to force a Jimmie timeout.

From there Hastings would finish the Jimmies off with a Dabovich kill to win set four 25-22 and the match 3-1.

Skoch led the Broncos with 21 kills while hitting .212 and Meyer added 16 kills and hit .220 for the match. Thede led the way with 37 assists while Hamburger added 18. New Libero Casey Krolikowski (SR/Cairo, NE) led the team with 22 digs and Meyer finished with 17 digs. Britta Knudson led Jamestown with 13 kills.

Hastings improves to 12-5 (7-3) on the year and will be back in action Wednesday Oct. 10 hitting the road to take on Concordia with first serve set for 7:30 p.m. in Walz Arena.