Volleyball battles to five-game win over Saint Ben's

Mike Ludwig
October 20, 2006

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The St. Olaf volleyball team rallied from a 14-11 deficit in game five for a clinching 17-15 win over the College of Saint Benedict on Friday night.

Andrea Otteman had a match-high 25 kills and Audrey Volstad added 65 set assists in the five-game win for the Oles (10-13, 4-6 MIAC).

All four of St. Olaf's MIAC wins, including Wednesday's victory over Saint Mary's, have come in five games this fall.

The Oles' Christine Brook and Paige Olson added 20 and 17 kills apiece.

Saint Ben's had four in double digits for kills in the loss, led by Emma Jaynes' 18 and Nicole Hjelmgren's 16.

St. Olaf had to play much of the match without starting middle blocker Jess Levin, who left game one with an injury.

The Oles host Carleton on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.

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