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Mummert records 15 kills, hits .520 as Thomas More volleyball sweeps past Centre for 19th victory

NKyTribune staff

Another blistering offensive performance by the Thomas More University volleyball team resulted in yet another victory Wednesday night.

Jenna Mummert recorded 15 kills and attacked at a torrid .520 clip as Thomas More swept visiting Centre College, 25-9, 25-16, 25-21, at the Connor Convocation Center. The Saints, who lead the nation in kills per set, hammered down 46 spikes to improve to 19-1.

Jenna Mummert

Mummert converted her 15 kills in 25 attempts with just two errors for the Saints, who are ranked No. 7 nationally in the latest NCAA Division III poll. Thomas More has now won 20 consecutive matches at home dating back to the 2016 season.

The Saints have not lost at home since Sept. 21, 2016, when Hanover pulled out a five-set victory in the Connor Convocation Center.

Emily Mohs added 12 kills and hit .323 for Thomas More, which extended its winning streak to eight. The Saints attacked at a .308 clip in the opening set to easily win by a 25-9 score, and then hit .300 in the second frame to coast to a 25-16 victory.

Centre (5-12 overall record) had 11 attack errors in the opening set and hit just -.017 for the match.

Thomas More setter Jenna Fessler dished out 43 assists. Julia Popova added seven kills and hit .267 for the Saints, while teammate Jessica Ginn scooped up 24 digs and finished with two service aces.

Madison Krumpelman finished with six kills and 14 digs, while Sara Crooker added 15 digs and an ace.

Thomas More hits the road this weekend for a tournament in Michigan, where top-ranked Calvin (Mich.) is hosting a two-day event Friday and Saturday. The Saints will meet Calvin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the finale of that tournament.

The Saints have defeated four nationally ranked teams this season, including a sweep of then-No. 12 Hope (Mich.). Thomas More and Hope — now 16-4 overall and ranked No. 16 nationally — meet in a rematch at 7:30 p.m. Friday during the opening day of the tournament in Michigan.

Thomas More, which won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship last season, is competing as an NCAA Division III independent this fall.

TMU WOMEN’S SOCCER WINS ON ROAD: Hannah Dargo scored the lone goal in the 73rd minute to give the Thomas More women’s soccer team a 1-0 win at Wittenberg on Wednesday night in Springfield Ohio.

Goalkeeper Maddy Kim earned the shutout and recorded four saves for the Saints, who won their third consecutive match. Thomas More improved to 4-10, while Wittenberg dropped to 3-7-2.

(Information compiled from Thomas More University and staff reports)

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