Judson 3, Graceland 1- Box
Judson 3, Purdue North-Central 0- Box
Judson 2, Concordia 3-Box
Judson 2, Clarke 3- Box
Dubuque, Iowa.- History was made on Saturday for the Judson University volleyball team. Four-year senior, Carissa Oelke (Oregon, Ill.) broke both the single season and career kills mark. Entering the season, Oelke held sole possession of 5th place on the all-time Judson kills leaderboard but overtook 1st vs. Concordia University Nebraska. In the game, Oelke went on a tear and recorded 27 kills shattering the single season record.
After the Concordia game, Oelke was only 15 kills away from breaking the Judson career kills record. She would get it later that day against Clarke University. Oelke would get the record and more coming up with 19 kills, putting her 4 kills higher in 1st with 7 games left to add to the lead.
Oelke overtook Janee Gregory who held the careers kills record, single season kills record and total attempts for career. Gregory recorded 1,568 kills with her time at Judson from 1997-2000. Her single season high was 496 kills. Gregory also held the career total attempts mark with 3999 attempts. Oelke beat these records with her current number of 4,810 total attempts. She also passes the career kills with her 1,582 kills. Her 532 kills puts her on top for the single season kills leaderboard.
Oelke led the Eagles to a 2-2 record on the weekend beating Graceland University(25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21) and Purdue North Central(25-10, 25-20, 25-16). Coming up short Judson lost to Concordia University(26-28, 25-15, 22-25, 25-12, 15-17) and Clarke University(15-25, 21-25, 29-27,25-19,16-18).
On Friday in the game against Graceland, Oelke recorded 18 and 14 digs. Also helping Judson, was Annie Holderman and Breanna Todd with 12 and 16 kills respectively. Kirsten Kohlstedt was 1 assist short of her career high. She produced 51 assists powering Judson on offense. On defense, Taylor Lesner and Molly Studer came up big with 22 and 10 digs.
On Friday night in the game against Purdue North-Central, the Lady Eagles showed their what they can do hitting a .330 kill percentage and holding PNC to a -.010. Judson had 1 block solo and 12 block assist stopping the PNC attack. Annie Holderman and Danielle Sladek came up with 5 and 4 blocks helping Judson on defense. As a team, the Lady Eagles dug up 58 of the PNC attacks. On offense, Oelke was almost unstoppable with a 14 kills and a .619 kill percentage. Also helping Judson, Holderman came up with 8 kills.
On Saturday, Judson started the day facing Concordia University of Nebraska. Judson gave Concordia a run for their money but lost in 5. Chasing history, Oelke came up huge with 27 kills, one shy of her career high. Todd and Holderman had 16 and 11 kills of their own keeping Judson in the match. On defense, Judson had 72 digs, 19 from Lesner and 14 from Studer. Keeping Concordia off the attack, Isadora Borerro had 4 solo blocks and 3 block assists. Sladek and Holderman added 3 blocks a piece, in the losing effort.
In the final game of the tournament, Judson played host team Clarke University. Judson went 5 in a losing effort. On offense, Oelke, who went on top of the All-Time Kills list for Judson with her 19 kills, led the Lady Eagles. Also coming up with big kills was Holderman with 15, Todd with 10 and Sladek with 8. Kohlstedt had 50 assists to help Judson compete with Clarke. As a team Judson dug up 91 attacks with Lesner having 23, Studer with 16, Shelby Moser with 15 and Emily Korf with 13.
The Lady Eagles are 17-15 overall and 6-6 in conference.
Judson will play next on October 23rd at Judson vs. Illinois Institute of Technology at 7:00 p.m.