Wolfpack Dominate Nebraska Christian, Riverside

ELGIN — The mark of a championship team is, in tight matches, to find a way to win.
Elgin Public-Pope John did just that Thursday night, hosting a triangular against Nebraska Christian and Riverside.
The top-ranked Wolfpack boosted their record to 11-0 with two victories.
In the first match, they defeated Nebraska Christian 25-13 and 28-26.
To do so, the Wolfpack dominated the net, both on attacks and defense. They produced 34 kills in the match. On 65 attacks, they had just 10 errors and recorded a hitting percentage of .369.
Leading in kills was Elizabeth Selting. The senior had 13 in the match to continue a string of matches with double-digit kills. Junior Grace Henn had nine kills followed by Amy Nelson with eight, Paige Meis had four. Nebraska Christian was led by Claire Ostrand and Corryn Falk with six apiece.
From the service line the Wolfpack were 53 of 55 with one ace, that by junior Calli Krebs. Nebraska Christian was 37 of 40 with two ace serves.
Meis led the Wolfpack with two solo blocks in the match, Nelson, Selting and Nicki Payne each had one.
Nebraska Christian had 42 digs in the match, twice as many as the Wolfpack. For EPPJ, senior Jordan Mescher led with nine digs, Krebs had four and Baylee Wemhoff added three.
The Wemhoff sisters teamed up for 30 set assists in the match, Baylee had 16 and Ally had 14. Carsyn Ostrand led Nebraska Christian with 16.
Selting led EPPJ in serve receive with 11, Mescher and Krebs each had seven. Claire Ostrand led Nebraska Christian with 62.
The Riverside Chargers proved to be no match for the Wolfpack as EPPJ completed a big night with a 25-16 and 25-18 victory.
Selting led the Wolfpack with 12 kills, Henn had five followed by Nelson with four, Meis had three and Payne added two. M. Walkowiak led the Chargers with seven.
The Wolfpack was 44 of 48 serving with three aces, one each from Krebs, Baylee Wemhoff and sophomore Anna Heilhecker.
Riverside had seven ace serves, led by Baylee Wlaschin with four.
EPPJ had four solo blocks in the match, one apiece from Meis, Henn, Nelson and Lydia Behnk.
Mescher led the Wolfpack with 11 digs and also had the team-high in serve receive with eight.
Baylee Wemhoff topped EPPJ in set assists with 10, Payne had eight, Selting and Ally Wemhoff each had two.