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Spartans 3-1 at DMACC Invite

Published: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 12:21 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 12:23 a.m. CDT

BOONE — Southwestern’s volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 3-1 mark at the DMACC Invitational over the weekend.

On Friday the Spartans defeated Highland (Kan.) 25-18, 25-8, 25-21 before sweeping Kishwaukee (Ill.) 25-21, 25-11, 25-11.

No. 2-ranked Parkland (Ill.) Community College defeated SWCC Saturday, 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18. The Spartans finished the event victorious over North Dakota School of Science 25-15, 25-20, 25-17.

The Spartans take a 23-9 season record against Grand View JV tonight here. Coach Melissa Blessington said her team played good volleyball over the weekend.

“This was a very good weekend for us,” Blessington said. “Playing Parkland was a great experience for our girls, to see that we can ply with teams like that. This tournament was a good measuring stick for us. Last year we went 0-4 against many of the same teams. Our girls felt good about their play and I know we are going to keep fighting to get better.”

SWCC 3, Highland (Kan.) 0

Digs — Molly Schimp 21, Janaya Fox 16.

Setting (assists) — Cassidy Yong 31.

Hitting (kills) — Mel Mangrum 8, Alex Duffy 8, Shelby Sullivan 7, Allyson Kocour 6, Jenna Casey 5.

Serving (aces) — Ashley Strong 11-12 (1).

SWCC 3, Kishwaukee (Ill.) 0

Digs — Schimp 19, Strong 11, Fox 8.

Setting (assists) — C. Yong 30.

Hitting (kills) — Casey 11, Mangrum 8.

Serving (aces) — C. Yong 16-16 (5), Strong 10-10 (2).

Blocks — Duffy 3.

Parkland (Ill.) 3, SWCC 0

Digs — Schimp 17, C. Yong 14, Strong 11, Fox 11.

Hitting (kills) — Kocour 11, Fox 10, Sullivan 6, Mangrum 6.

Serving (aces) — Fox 13-14 (1).

Blocks — Duffy 3, Sullivan 3, Mangrum 3.

SWCC 3, N. Dakota Science 0

Digs — Schimp 11, Strong 8, Serena Yong 7.

Setting (assists) — C. Yong 32.

Hitting (kills) — Sullivan 8, Duffy 8, Casey 7, Mangrum 6.

Serving (aces) — Strong 13-15 (3), C. Yong 22-24 (5), Fox 12-14 (2).

Blocks — Mangrum 5, Sullivan 4.

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