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November 1, 2009

2009 Season - Jungnickel all-tournament at IWU

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Augustana junior outside hitter Courtney Jungnickel (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) earned all-tournament recognition this weekend at Illinois Wesleyan’s Barker Chevrolet Classic. However, despite Jungnickel’s efforts, the Vikings dropped all four of their matches in the tournament and now stand at 11-20 on the year.

In 16 games in the tournament, Jungnickel led Augustana in kills with 66, aces with six and solo blocks with four. Her 63 digs were second to Shannon Slick’s (Hononegah HS, Rockton, Ill.) 86.

10/30/09—WARTBURG 3, AUGUSTANA 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-22)

Augustana opened the Barker Chevrolet Classic by falling in three games to Wartburg by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-22. Jungnickel had 15 kills in the match and Allison Bailey (Libertyville HS, Green Oaks, Ill.) contributed 21 assists, but it wasn’t enough to offset the Knights who compiled an impressive .313 attack percentage and were led by Britlyn Sieck’s 14 kills. Sieck joined Jungnickel on the all-tournament team. Wartburg, who went on to win the tournament with a 3-1 record, improved to 13-15 this season.

10/30/09—ANDERSON 3, AUGUSTANA 2 (25-20, 25-15, 19-25, 24-26, 15-8)

After falling behind Anderson two games to none, the Vikings bounced back to win the third game 25-19 and even the match with an exciting 26-24 win in game four. Unfortunately, they were unable to continue the momentum, falling to the Ravens 15-8 in the fifth and deciding game. Jungnickel again led the way with 15 kills, 20 digs and three aces, while Bailey (16) and Kelsey Mikula (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.) (24) combined for 40 of Augustana’s 41 assists. The Ravens, who improved to 14-13 on the year, were led by all-tournament middle hitter Carol Weatherford who had 21 kills and a remarkable .563 attack percentage.

10/31/09—MT. ST. JOSEPH 3, AUGUSTANA 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 26-24)

The Vikings got off to a promising start on Saturday, winning their opening game against a 21-8 Mt. St. Joseph team by a 25-21 score. However, the Lions bounced back to take three straight by scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 26-24. Augustana was paced by the trio of Jungnickel, Mikula and Slick. Jungnickel had 19 kills, 17 digs and three solo blocks, while Mikula had 37 assists and Slick recorded 25 digs. Lions’ all-tournament selection Jamie Grauvogel had 24 kills, eight total blocks and a .455 kill percentage and teammate Lyndsey Waldman had 44 assists. Mt. St. Joseph went 3-1 in the tournament, finishing second by virtue of a head-to-head loss to Wartburg.

10/31/09—CHICAGO 3, AUGUSTANA 1 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 28-26)

Jungnickel again led the Vikings with 17 kills and Brianna Skeens (Vernon Hills HS, Libertyville, Ill.) added 12, but it wasn’t enough as Augustana fell to the University of Chicago in four games. The Maroons showed a diverse attack with five players recording between seven and 11 kills each. Chicago improved to 25-12 on the year while the Vikings fell to 11-20.