Hamline News

October 25, 2010

Pipers use strong serving to cruise past Rams

Larsen totaled 10 digs in the match which brings her to 1,987 career digs - just 13 away from 2,000. She had eight service aces in a match, which ties the school record for aces in a three-set match.

As a team, the Pipers had 15 service aces.

The opening set started off with 1-1 and 2-2 ties, but the Pipers jumped out to an early 7-3 lead. The Rams battled back to an 8-8 tie, but it was the closest they would come to the Pipers for the rest of the match.

Hamline started off the second set with a 6-0 run as Larsen tallied four service aces. Aisha Baker (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Anna Murie (Sr., Grand Forks, N.D.) also had kills to start the set.

Larsen added two more service aces later in the set, helping the Pipers take a 23-8 lead. A pair of kills from Amber Baxa (Fy., Menominee, Mich.) gave the Rams ten total points in the set.

The third set began with Larsen serving, as well. The Pipers opened up a 4-0 lead with three kills from Molly Schroeder (Sr., Buffalo, Minn.) and an ace by Larsen.

Sammy Redman (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) served a string of 10 points, helping the Pipers go up 13-2 as she hit five service aces. The Pipers maintained that significant advantage until the end of the match.

Schroeder tallied a match-high 14 kills while Sam Greeney-Hamline (Fy., St. Cloud, Minn.) had eight. Amanda Lindeman (Sr., LeSueur, Minn.) had 34 set assists.

The Rams were led by six kills from Andrea Grandstand (Jr., Karlstad, Minn.).

Hamline improves to 10-16 overall with the non-conference win while North Central falls to 2-19.

The Pipers will host their final home match of the year on Wednesday, October 27, as St. Olaf comes to Hutton Arena at 7:00 p.m.