Belles lose to Hope

Hope Sweeps Past Saint Mary's

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, IN – Norak Slenk posted a match high 17 kills in leading Hope to a 3-0 (30-22, 30-22, 30-25) win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday evening in MIAA volleyball action.

Hope raises their record to 12-5 overall and 7-2 in league play while the Belles drop to 7-11 and 4-6 respectively.

The Flying Dutch broke open a close first game late in the frame. Clinging to a 17-16 lead, Hope went on a 6-1 scoring spurt in taking a 23-17 lead and the Belles couldn’t get closer than four points the rest of the way as Hope took the opening game. The second game was similar when, with the score tied at 18-18, Hope scored 12 of the game’s 16 final points in taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

During the final game, the Flying Dutch never let Saint Mary’s get closer than three points (13-10) over the final two-thirds of the game in sweeping the match.

For the Belles, Lorna Slupczynski and Kaela Hellman tallied 12 and 10 kills respectively while Laura Morris had a team high 11 digs.

Teresa Borst posted 12 kills while Amanda Novak has 12 digs to aid in the Hope win.

Short Box Score (Match)

Saint Mary's Volleyball - Hope vs Saint Mary's (10/04/2007 at Notre Dame, IN)

Hope def. Saint Mary's 30-22,30-22,30-25

Hope (12-5, 7-2 MIAA) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nora Slenk 17-1-2; Teresa Borst 15-1-1; Sara DeWeerdt 9-0-0; Jill Immink 8-0-2; Cassidy Bulthuis 6-0-1; Andrea Helminiak 5-2-0; Megan Winer 0-1-0; Totals 60-5-3.0. (Assists) - Andrea Helminiak 49. (Dig leaders) - Amanda Novak 12; Sara DeWeerdt 11; Megan Winer 10

Saint Mary's (7-11, 4-6 MIAA) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lorna Slupczynski 12-1-1; Kaela Hellmann 10-0-1; Andrea Sasgen 7-1-3; Jacee Watson 4-0-3; Cathy Kurczak 4-0-6; Amanda David 1-0-4; Liana Rohr 0-0-1; Totals 38-2-12.0. (Assists) - Amanda David 19; Liana Rohr 10. (Dig leaders) - Laura Morris 11; Andrea Sasgen 7

  • Site: Notre Dame, IN (Angela Ath. Ctr.)
  • Date: 10/04/2007 Attend: 109 Time: 1:17
  • Referees: Terry Rodriguez, Terry Miller