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Volleyball defeats BVU, loses five-set match to host Central

Mike Ludwig
September 26, 2008

PELLA, Iowa - The St. Olaf volleyball team defeated Buena Vista University in three sets (25-15, 25-20, 25-22) before dropping a five-set match to host Central College (25-20, 25-16, 11-25, 23-25, 15-9) on Friday.

The Oles (12-5, 2-1 MIAC) fell behind 5-0 in the deciding fifth set in the loss the Dutch. St. Olaf came within 9-5, but Central won the deciding set 15-9.

Kim Smisek had 16 kills and 13 digs to pace the Oles in the loss to Central. Jess Levin had 16 kills as well, while Jane Meyer had ten.

Ashley Ellingson led the Dutch with 16 kills, hitting .343 in the process.

In the win over BVU, Levin had 15 kills and Alyssa Williams 17 digs to lead St. Olaf, which hit .333 in the victory.

Katie Vondrak paced BVU with 12 kills.

The Oles complete the two-day event tomorrow with matches against Wis.-River Falls and Wis.-Eau Claire.

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