Westminster continues sweeping pressure against Blackburn

Westminster didn’t leave Principia much room to breathe in the Blue Jays’ previous game when they swept the Panthers, and so was Thursday night at home against Blackburn.

For the second game in a row, Westminster swept away their opponent (25-20, 25-11, 25-13) while compiling at least 10 serve aces and preventing the other team from having one.

There was some resistance from Blackburn early in the first set as the score was tied 6-6, but then Westminster would continue 7-2 to bring the score to 13-8. Eryka Wanyonyi would record two wins in this race with Emma Geier and Claire Whitehouse taking control of the field before closing it.

The Blue Jays would not have encountered many problems in the second set with a 12-2 run, thanks to attacks from Wanyonyi and Whitehouse, three serving aces and many mistakes from Blackburn. Wanyonyi and Haley Menke would take control with a few more wins in the third set as Westminster led just 14-10. Menke would have three kills in the 11-3 race that the Blue Jays would go on to close the set, with a Menke kill being the final blow.

Wanyonyi would lead Westminster with 12 kills and five serving aces. She and three other Blue Jays have pass percentages above 0.300, with Geier and Whitehouse having marks of 0.750 and 0.615. Gretchen Durbala is said to have 37 assists.

Westminster has three games scheduled in two days with one on October 1 at Spalding and two today against Principia and Fontbonne at 1pm and 3pm as part of the Fontbonne Tri-Match event in St. Louis.

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