Kelly Prunty dumps for a kill in the Oles' three-set win over Bethany Lutheran on Thursday.
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Volleyball opens 2010 season with two wins

Mike Ludwig
September 2, 2010

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The 19th-ranked St. Olaf volleyball team won a pair of non-conference, straight-set matches over Bethany Lutheran and Hamline on Thursday to kick off the 2010 season.

St. Olaf def. Bethany Lutheran 25-22, 25-10, 25-16
Kim Smisek had 11 kills and 10 digs and Katie Wolfram 10 kills as the Oles overcame a 22-16 deficit in the first set and defeated the Vikings in three.

Maghan Houlihan had six kills to pace BLC.

St. Olaf def. Hamline 25-16, 25-10, 25-12
Smisek had 14 kills and Melissa Burch eight as the Oles rolled to the win. Kelly Prunty added 33 set assists and Kristin Boyum 17 digs.

Hamline was led by Anna Murie and Aisha Baker, who had four kills apiece.

St. Olaf finishes the two-day event tomorrow with matches against Macalester (4 p.m.) and Martin Luther College (8 p.m.).

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