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IPFW sweeps Kansas City to move into first-place in Summit League

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Outside attacker Hailie Ripley had a match-high seven blocks as the IPFW women's volleyball team swept Kansas City 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 on Sunday in Kansas City to move into first place in the Summit League.

IPFW out-blocked Kansas City 12-2 and held the Kangaroos to less than .100 attack percentage in the victory. The Mastodons finished the match with a .442 attack percentage -- including having zero attack errors and a season-high .731 attack percentage in the opening game.

Ripley was one of five IPFW players with at least five kills against Kansas City (9-7, 2-2 Summit League)

Outside attacker Emily Spencer led IPFW (13-3, 3-1 Summit League) with 13 kills, while outside attacker Kendall Wienkes had 11 kills. In addition, middle attacker Jessie Manwaring, outside attacker Haley Emenhiser and Ripley each added six kills.

Kansas City outside attacker Emily Lucas in the loss had a match-high 14 kills.

With the victory, the Mastodons extend their conference winning streak to three matches. IPFW is now tied with IUPUI for first place in the Summit League and currently owns the tiebreaker over the Jaguars after beating their in-state rival Tuesday.

IPFW will return to the Gates Center to continue conference play as it opens a two-match homestead with matches against South Dakota State on Friday and the defending Summit League champions North Dakota State on Saturday.