Rams split opening matches at Loras Invite
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Volleyball - Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

DUBUQUE – Cornell wound up on both sides of 3-0 volleyball sweeps Friday at the Loras Invitational on Lillis Court.

The No. 19 nationally-ranked Rams breezed by former Midwest Conference foe Carroll in the opening match by scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-21. Cornell then dropped all three sets to a one-loss St. Olaf squad, falling 25-23, 25-15 and 25-23.

Ram setter Jillian Schulte (JR/Naperville, Ill.) had a fine performance against Carroll (1-5), recording team highs with 22 assists, 13 digs and three service aces. The junior also posted a .583 attack percentage at the net with seven kills on 12 swings.

Cornell had six players register at least five kills, led by Libby Schnoor (SR/Camanche, Iowa)'s match-best 11. Barbie Becker (SO/Auburn, Wash.) contributed six kills, while Allison Eikenberry (FR/Neola, Iowa), Amber Frazier (SO/Ely, Iowa) and Alicia Phillips (SO/Colorado Springs, Colo.) tallied five apiece.

Becker added 10 digs, Sydney Meeker (FR/Mount Vernon, Iowa) nine.

The Rams got swept by St. Olaf (5-1), after surrendering a 20-15 lead in the third set. Cornell was held to .084 hitting and struggled from the service line.

Diamond Boyd (SR/Elk Grove Village, Ill.) led Cornell's attack with 15 kills on .423 hitting. Schulte had five kills and 27 assists. Becker provided five kills and nine digs.

Coming up – The Rams continue tourney action Saturday with matches against Hamline at 11 a.m. and Loras at 1 p.m.

Final - Volleyball123F
Carroll (1-5)1520210
Cornell College (5-1)2525253
Dubuque, Iowa
CarrollIndv. LeadersCornell College
#5 Wilkins, Sydney - 8Kills #2 Libby Schnoor - 11
#3 Barrios, Melanie - 4Blocks 2 Players (#3,#6) - 1
#6 Penzkowski, Sam - 8Digs #8 Jillian Schulte - 13
2 Players (#5,#13) - 1Aces #8 Jillian Schulte - 3
CarrollTeam StatisticsCornell College
.108Hitting %: .281
4.0Blocks: 1.0
32Digs: 44
2Aces: 6
Final - Volleyball123F
Cornell College (5-2)2315230
St. Olaf (5-1)2525253
Dubuque, Iowa
Cornell CollegeIndv. LeadersSt. Olaf
#11 Diamond Boyd - 15Kills #19 Lauren Rewers - 12
2 Players (#17,#18) - 1Blocks #9 Alison Curry - 3
#3 Barbie Becker - 9Digs #10 Haley Langeslag - 18
NoneAces 3 Players - 2
Cornell CollegeTeam StatisticsSt. Olaf
.183Hitting %: .196
1.0Blocks: 4.0
39Digs: 48
0Aces: 8