Rams sweep again, move to 4-0 in MWC
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Lake Forest College
Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Lake Forest became the fourth volleyball team in 10 days to suffer its first Midwest Conference loss against the Cornell Rams.

The surging Rams were clicking on all cylinders early and rolled to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 victory over the Foresters Friday night inside the Small Multi-Sport Center.

The one-hour, six-minute sweep leaves Cornell as the lone remaining unbeaten in MWC play at 4-0. The Rams' 16-5 overall record equals the second-best season start in program history through 21 matches.

Cornell set the tone with 17 kills on .483 hitting in the opening set. Diamond Boyd (SR/Elk Grove Village, Ill.) led the early outburst with six kills in Set 1, including three consecutive blasts that put Cornell ahead 18-11.

Boyd finished with nine kills for the match, as did Libby Schnoor (SR/Camanche, Iowa). Middle blocker Allison Eikenberry (FR/Neola, Iowa) had the best hitting night of her young career, posting a .500 attack percentage and leading all players with 10 kills.  

The Rams connected on 12 ace serves, getting three apiece from Taylor Axelson (JR/Loveland, Colo.), Jillian Schulte (JR/Naperville, Ill.) and Sydney Meeker (FR/Mount Vernon, Iowa). Schulte distributed 28 assists and Meeker scooped a match-high 14 digs. Schnoor collected three block assists.

Cornell held the Foresters (8-10 overall, 1-1 MWC) to minus-.074 hitting to take Set 2, and then slammed 14 kills in the third set to end the night.

Coming up – Cornell plays host to Beloit (6-11 overall, 1-1 MWC) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Bucs won a five-set battle at Grinnell Friday night.

Lake Forest College (8-10 (1-1 MWC))1617140
Cornell College (16-5 (4-0 MWC))2525253
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Lake Forest CollegeIndv. LeadersCornell College
#5 Olivia Grimmer - 6Kills #6 Allison Eikenberry - 10
2 Players (#9,#10) - 2Blocks #2 Libby Schnoor - 3
#5 Olivia Grimmer - 7Digs #9 Sydney Meeker - 14
#5 Olivia Grimmer - 2Aces 3 Players - 3
Lake Forest CollegeTeam StatisticsCornell College
.074Hitting %: .293
3.0Blocks: 3.0
32Digs: 44
3Aces: 12