Junior Kim Smisek eclipsed 1,000 career kills on Friday, becoming the eighth in school history to accomplish the feat.
St. Olaf def. Bethany Lutheran College 25-12, 25-18, 25-18 (Box) | St. Olaf def. Presentation 25-13, 25-11, 25-11 (Box)

Smisek gets 1,000th career kill in Oles' win over BLC

Mike Ludwig
September 18, 2009

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - Kim Smisek's first of her 11 kills in the St. Olaf volleyball team's three-set sweep of Bethany Lutheran College on Friday gave her 1,000 for her career. She is the eighth player in school history to accomplish the feat.

Smisek, an All-MIAC selection as a first year and an MIAC playoffs all-tournament pick as a sophomore, has at least 11 kills in each of the team's 11 matches this fall.

The Oles cruised over the UMAC's Vikings -- 25-12, 25-18, 25-18 -- in the first of two Friday matches with the help of Melissa Burch's 10 kills.

St. Olaf finished the day with a three-game sweep of Presentation College -- 25-13, 25-11, 25-11 -- behind Smisek's 15 kills and nine each from Burch and Paige Olson.

The Oles (11-2, 0-1 MIAC) finish the two-day event tomorrow with matches against UM-Morris and Crown College.

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