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Thomas More sweeps Campbellsville, sets up conference title showdown with Lindsey Wilson

NKyTribune staff

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Jenna Mummert continued her outstanding late-season play Wednesday night as Thomas More extended its winning streak to 10 by sweeping Campbellsville, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22.

Mummert hammered down 14 kills and attacked at a torrid .522 clip as Thomas More upped its overall record to 22-6. The Saints improved to 13-2 in the Mid-South Conference to move into a first-place tie with Lindsey Wilson, and those two teams will play Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center in a winner-take-all showdown.

Jenna Mummert hammered down 14 kills and attacked at a torrid .522 clip as Thomas More improved to 22-6 overall. (Photo by Jeff McCurry)

Earlier this season, Lindsey Wilson defeated Thomas More in four sets at Columbia, Ky. The Blue Raiders are 25-5 overall and ranked No. 10 nationally in the NAIA poll. The winner of Thursday’s first-place showdown will earn the No. 1 seed at next week’s Mid-South Conference Tournament at Bowling Green, Ky.

Madison Krumpelman added nine kills and 11 digs for Thomas More. The Saints served up eight aces, with Lizzie Schoenfeld collecting three winners. Mummert and Maddie Read each served up a pair of aces.

Thomas More hit .245 as a team as Schoenfeld (22) and Read (14) combined for 36 assists. Emily Mohs finished with eight kills and two blocks as the Saints defeated Campbellsville (16-16 overall, 6-9 Mid-South) for the second time this season.

Jess Ginn anchored the defense and scooped up 14 digs for Thomas More, which will put its 30-match home winning streak on the line Thursday night. The Saints haven’t lost at home since Sept. 21, 2016, when Hanover pulled out a five-set victory in the Connor Convocation Center.

Thomas More is 8-0 at home this season.

NKU DEFEATS OAKLAND: Anna Brinkmann recorded 17 kills and 10 digs as Northern Kentucky swept past Oakland, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25, at Rochester, Mich., on Wednesday night.

Reilly Briggs and Bailey Western each slammed down eight kills for NKU, which hit .203 as a team and avenged an earlier defeat to Oakland. Shelby Olsen finished with 22 assists and 12 digs for the Norse, who held the Golden Grizzlies to a .162 hitting percentage.

The Norse improved to 13-12 overall, 6-7 in the Horizon League. Oakland is also 13-12 overall, 6-7 in the Horizon League. NKU plays host to Milwaukee at 2 p.m. Sunday in Regents Hall.

(Information compiled from Thomas More, NKU and staff reports)

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