Score: #16 Johns Hopkins - 3 Ursinus - 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-7)
Records: Johns Hopkins (20-3 8-0 CC) Ursinus (5-16 0-7 CC)
Location: Collegeville, PA (Helfferich Hall)
The Short Story: The 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins volleyball team took care of Ursinus on Saturday afternoon as the Blue Jays defeated the Bears 3-0 on the road on Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
JHU got out to an early lead in the first set, 6-2, but the Bears scored four of the next five points to get to within one point at 7-6. The teams went back-and-forth before Johns Hopkins went on a 7-1 run to take a 19-13 lead. Elizabeth Wuerstle came to the service line and Hopkins scored four straight points to take set one 25-14.
Once again the Blue Jays got out to a nice lead to open the second set, going up 11-4 on the Bears. Hopkins went on scoring runs of 3-0 and 5-0, and a kill from Wuerstle sealed the set two win, 25-12.
The third set was all Hopkins as the Blue Jays scored five straight points to go up 12-4 and a kill from Louisa Kishton gave Hopkins the set three win, 25-7 and the match victory, 3-0.
What it Means
JHU extends its conference winning streak to 18 matches and remains the only team with a perfect record in the Centennial.
The Blue Jays remain unbeaten against Ursinus as Hopkins improves to 25-0 all-time against the Bears.
With the win, Hopkins has clinched a spot in the conference tournament.
Inside the Box Score
Kishton and Simone Bliss led the team with 11 kills each, while Wuerstle finished the match with ten. With her 18 digs, Kishton recorded a double-double for Hopkins,
The Blue Jays were led in assists by Natalie Aston who had 20 in the match and Kristi Rhead who added 11.
Wuerstle added to her impressive service ace total, as the senior notched four more in the match to bring her season total to 81, which is seven shy of tying the team record for service aces in a season. For her career, Wuerstle has 242 aces, which puts her four off the all-time mark of 246.
The Blue Jays stay on the road as the team will take on Gettysburg on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm in a Centennial Conference match.