Wolfpack Sweep Creighton

CREIGHTON — The Wolfpack varsity volleyball, ranked #1 in Class D-1 by the Norfolk Daily News, wore down Creighton Thursday night, defeating the Bulldogs 25-18, 25-14 and 25-13.
Maintaining their perfect record on the young season, the Wolfpack dominated from the net and the service line in the match.
In Game #1, the Wolfpack pulled ahead early behind junior Grace Henn’s dominant play at the net. She had four kills as the Wolfpack jumped out to an 11 to 8 lead. Senior Elizabeth Selting teamed up with junior Paige Meis on a series of remarkable plays at the net to help the Wolfpack build their lead.
An ace serve by Ally Wemhoff pushed the margin to 20 to 10. From there the teams traded points the rest of the game. Jordan Mescher added two service points and Calli Krebs closed out the game with three service points.
As was the case throughout the match, the Wolfpack served well in Game #2. Baylee Wemhoff ran off five points from the service line, including two ace serves to give the Wolfpack a 16 to nine lead. They closed out the game with a nine to five run, highlighted by three kills from Selting and one from Henn and an ace block from Amy Nelson. An ace serve from Selting finished off the game.
Up two games to one, the Wolfpack fell behind early in Game #3. Creighton, behind Makayla Brockhaus, built a four to one lead.
The key moment in the game came when Mescher went back to serve with the scored tied at 9-all.
Mescher, with the benefit of fine net play by Nelson and Henn, ran off seven straight points to take a 16 to nine lead.
From there, Creighton would manage just four more points in the match. Nelson had two ace serves and both Meis and Selting recorded kills as the Wolfpack closed out the match.
Selting continued her torrid hitting pace with 10 kills. She’s averaged over 10 kills per match for the last seven matches. Henn had nine kills as did Nelson, Meis added five followed by Payne with three and Mescher had one. Creighton was led by Ashtyn Fritz with six.
EPPJ had an eight-to-one edge over Creighton in ace serves. Baylee Wemhoff and Nelson each had two, Ally Wemhoff, Mescher, Selting and Krebs each had one. Fritz had Creighton’s lone ace serve.
Nelson had a big night at the net with five solo blocks, Henn had two while Payne, Selting and Meis each had one. Chelsea Boelter had Creighton’s only solo block.
Mescher led EPPJ in digs with 18. Fritz had 15 for Creighton. Baylee Wemhoff had 14 of the Wolfpack’s 23 set assists, Ally Wemhoff had nine. Sydney Walton led Creighton with 17.
Mescher led the Wolfpack in serve receive with 16, Selting had eight. M. Brockhaus led Creighton with 18.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 9-0.