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Volleyball snaps skid with five-set win over SMU

Mike Ludwig
October 8, 2008

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Jane Meyer had 23 kills as the St. Olaf volleyball team defeated Saint Mary's University on Wednesday night in five sets (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13) to stop a five-game losing streak.

Kim Smisek added 18 and Jess Levin 15 kills for the Oles (13-9, 3-3 MIAC), who played in their sixth five-set match in their last seven outings.

Jessica Mate had a match-best 25 kills, while hitting .350, for Saint Mary's (11-9, 3-3 MIAC).

The teams traded sets in the match, with St. Olaf taking the first, third and deciding fifth.

The Oles jumped to leads of 3-1 and 7-4 in the final set.

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