Cornell blankets Prairie Fire, 3-0
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Knox College
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Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell's volleyball team cleaned up during this four-match, nine-day homestand against Midwest Conference competition.

The first-place Rams completed the perfect stretch Wednesday night with a 25-13, 25-15, 25-12 rout of Knox inside the Small Multi-Sport Center. It was the team's fourth straight sweep of not allowing the opponent to get past 20 points in any set.  

Cornell (18-5 overall), unbeaten in its last 15 sets played, cruised to 6-0 in MWC play with three league contests remaining. Lawrence and St. Norbert are tied for second in the MWC race at 4-1.

The Rams were sharp in all facets against the Prairie Fire (9-14 overall, 0-6 MWC), limited offensively to minus-.065 hitting for the night. Cornell collected seven team blocks, with Nicole Ciari (JR/San Jose, Calif.) recording five.

Cornell had nine different players register a dig, led by Sydney Meeker (FR/Mount Vernon, Iowa)'s 13. Jillian Schulte (JR/Naperville, Ill.) added nine digs and set 33 assists for a potent Ram offense that netted a .345 attack percentage.

Diamond Boyd (SR/Elk Grove Village, Ill.) continued her hot hitting, smashing a match-best 12 kills on 21 attempts for a .524 attack percentage. The Rams got eight kills from Libby Schnoor (SR/Camanche, Iowa), seven from Allison Eikenberry (FR/Neola, Iowa) and five from newcomer Logan Ealy (FR/Cedar Rapids, Iowa).

Ciari fired three of Cornell's six ace serves. The Rams did not surrender a single ace to Knox.    

Coming up – Cornell hits the road Friday for a 7 p.m. match with postseason hopeful Illinois College (8-11 overall, 2-2 MWC) in Jacksonville, Ill.

Final123F
Knox College (9-14 (0-6 MWC))1315120
Cornell College (18-5 (6-0 MWC))2525253
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Knox CollegeIndv. LeadersCornell College
#5 Jeanette Peebles - 6Kills #11 Diamond Boyd - 12
#5 Jeanette Peebles - 3Blocks #10 Nicole Ciari - 5
2 Players (#1,#6) - 7Digs #9 Sydney Meeker - 13
NoneAces #10 Nicole Ciari - 3
Knox CollegeTeam StatisticsCornell College
-.065Hitting %: .345
3.0Blocks: 7.0
30Digs: 41
0Aces: 6