ROCHESTER, Minn.- Coach Ashley Lund of Jamestown Community College got her 100th win and the team compiled a 1-1 record on the opening day of the NJCAA Division III National Women's Volleyball Championships at the University Center Sports Center on Friday.
The fifth-seeded Jayhawks (32-12) opened against fourth-seeded Minnesota State Community and Technical College from Fergus Falls, Minn., (15-9) and suffered a 21-25, 25-22, 19-25,18-25 defeat.
JCC's Christina Rauh had two aces, 21 assists, 10 kills, 20 digs and a block. Arrica Lis added 10 kills, 12 digs and block; Kelsey Kyser had an ace, six kills and six digs,; and Anna Nietupski recorded four aces, four digs and 16 digs
The loss put JCC (33-12) in the loser's bracket where it defeated eighth-seeded Suffolk County CC from Seldon, N.Y., (20-4), 25-21, 15-25, 25-16, 25-16, to give Lund's her 100th win.
Rauh recorded two aces, 23 assists, 12 kills, eight digs and two blocks for the Jayhawks while Lis contributed four aces, 11 kills, 10 digs. Brittany Brace had three aces, nine kills, 17 digs and a block; Kyser had four kills, seven digs and two blocks; and Nietupski four kills and 24 digs.
The coach was given a cake to celebrate the historic victory.
''Absolutely, any win out here is just a bonus to the season,'' said Lund about her team's play. ''It is a great experience for the girls.''
Today at 10 a.m. (CST) the Jayhawks are in the consolation round where they face sixth-seeded Howard CC (22-3) of Columbia, Md., in a battle for fourth place.