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Chiefs remain unbeaten within conference play

By Ginna Young

The Cornell volleyball squad is on a four-game win streak, after three victories this week against conference opponents.

Sept. 29 vs. Flambeau conference (W 3-0)

Cornell started the week playing at Fleambeau, where the Chiefs quickly won in three sets, 25-9, 25-18 and 25-16.

Juniors Jayda Turchen and Teaira Spaeth, and sophomore Michayla Turchen all had 5 kills. Senior Michaiah Galster led the team in assists with 9.

Makya Heatherington ended the night with 10 digs, while freshmen Brooke Anderson and Brooke Sime were strong at the service line, with 6 and 4 aces.

Oct. 1 vs. New Auburn conference (W 3-0)

Beginning a new month, Cornell hosted Bruce for another 3-0 win. The Chiefs had no trouble taking the first sets, 25-11 and 25-8, but Bruce rallied in the third to make it a closer game. The Red Raiders couldn’t overcome Cornell’s intensity and dropped the final set, 25-21.

“The team is playing together well and a huge part of their success, is due to their chemistry,” said coach Amy Lorenzen. “The group of freshmen has played a large role in making all levels compete at practice.”

Leading the way for Cornell, J. Turchen served 12 in a row in set two, with 10 aces for the night, while M. Turchen led the team with 6 kills. Senior Alyssa Helland had 11 digs and 4 kills.

“Everyone on the team contributed to tonight’s win,” said Lorenzen.

Oct. 5 vs. Flambeau conference (W 3-1)

Finishing out the week, Flambeau came to call, where the Chiefs pulled out their third victory of the week. Cornell won the first set, 25-17, and while the second set was closer (25-23), they also took that win.

Flambeau made it a close game in the third set and claimed that victory, 25-23, but Cornell would not be denied, taking the fourth and final set, 25-22.

M. Turchen led the team in kills, with 10, and had 13 digs. Galster chipped in with 5 kills and 13 assists, and also led team in digs, with 20.

Helland brought the Chiefs back in game two, with 5 aces in a row, to tie it at 21.

Cornell is now undefeated in conference play (7-0), with a 7-1 overall record.

“The theme of the night was to play hard, because we are the team to beat right now,” said Lorenzen. “And Flambeau pushed us to work for the win and also put pressure on us to make some errors.”