(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) – The Thomas More College volleyball team extended its winning streak to 15 matches with a pair of wins tonight (Friday, October 6, 2017) on the first day of the Active Ankle Invitational hosted by Washington University – St. Louis at the WU Field House in St. Louis, Missouri. The Saints defeated Webster University, 3-2, and Fontbonne University, 3-1.
With the two wins, the Saints improve to 18-4.
In the opening match of the day, the Saints rallied to defeat Webster by the scores of 22-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-22 and 15-7. The offense was paced by junior setter Jenna Fessler (Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood), who had 53 assists. First-year outside hitter Carlee Lambert (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) led the Saints' offensive attack with 20 kills. Three other Saints had double-digit kills as sophomore middle hitter Jenna Mummert (Batavia, Ohio/Clermont Northeastern) had 14, sophomore outside hitter Alli Borders (Florence, Ky./Boone County) finished with 13 and sophomore outside hitter Madison Krumpelman (Crestview Hills, Ky./Holy Cross) added 10.
Senior defensive specialist Rachel Bronner (Reading, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) led the Saints' defense with 19 digs. Fessler added 16 digs, Krumpelman had 15 and Borders finished with 10.
Thomas More defeated Fontbonne in the second match by the scores of 25-14, 25-12, 22-25 and 25-14. Mummert led the attack with 19 kills, while Lambert added 11. Fessler led the team in assists with 30 and first-year setter Madison Read (Hebron, Ky./St. Henry) added 14. Defensively, Bronner had 22 digs, while Fessler finished with 12 and first-year defensive specialist Jessica Ginn (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) added 12.
Thomas More will play two more games at the Active Ankle Invitational tomorrow as it will play host Washington – St. Louis at 11 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) and Central (Iowa) College at 1 p.m. CDT.