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September 25, 2010

2010 Season - Jungnickel breaks school record for career aces

Courtney Jungnickel broke the Augustana school record for career service aces over the past weekend. Jungnickel, who was named to the all-tournament team at the UW-Platteville Tournament, now has 188 and broke the old mark of 184 previously held by Mandy Murray from 1999-02.

Senior outside hitter Courtney Jungnickel (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) broke the Augustana school record for career service aces at the Wisconsin-Platteville Tournament, which was held at Williams Arena on the UW-Platteville campus on September 24-25. Jungnickel went into the weekend’s action with 177 service aces, needing seven to tie and eight to break the existing record of 184 set by Mandy Murray from 1999-02.

Jungnickel had two aces in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-16) loss to Edgewood in the first match on Friday, September 24. She then came back and fired six aces in a 3-1 (19-25; 25-17, 25-19, 25-12) win over Wisconsin-Stout in the second match on Friday. That gave her eight on the day and pushed her career number to 185, erasing Murray’s name from the record books. Jungnickel would add three more the next day and she now has 188 for her career.

Augustana ended up going 1-3 in the tournament, dropping a 3-0 (25-15; 25-14, 25-18) decision to Dominican on Saturday, September 25 and a 3-1 (25-17; 25-22; 23-25; 25-19) match to Wisconsin-Platteville in the final competition.

Jungnickel would end the tournament with 50 kills in 14 games with 11 service aces, 34 digs, three solo blocks, one assisted block and one setting assist. She is now fifth on the school’s all-time list in digs with 1,386 and sixth in kills with 1,251. Callyn Dittmar (2000-03) holds the school record in both of those categories with 1,650 digs and 1,486 kills.
For her efforts, Jungnickel was named to the all-tournament team.

INDIVIDUAL MATCH STORIES FROM UW-PLATTEVILLE TOURNAMENT

Edgewood 3, Augustana 0 (25-13; 25-23; 25-16) on Friday, September 24
The Vikings were swept by the Eagles in three straight. Jungnickel had seven kills to pace the offense and freshman setter Katrina Colclasure (Tri-Valley HS, Bloomington, Ill.) posted a team high 12 assists. Sophomore Shannon Slick (Rockton Hononegah HS, Roscoe, Ill.) had 14 digs.

Augustana 3, Wisconsin-Stout 1 (19-25; 25-17; 25-19; 25-12) on Friday, September 24
Jungnickel had 23 kills, six service aces, 10 digs and a setting assist to help lead the Vikings to a 3-1 win over the Blue Devils. The six service aces gave her 185 for her career and made her the new school record holder in that category. Sophomore Kelsey Mikula (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.) had 46 setting assists and also contributed three digs and three blocks. Freshman Stephanie Huber (Sycamore HS, Sycamore, Ill.) put down eight kills while freshman Kristen Yerkes (Marist HS, Palos Heights, Ill.) had seven kills and two service aces. Sophomore Sarah Williams (Rockford Lutheran HS, Rockford, Ill.) recorded six kills with two solo blocks. Slick had a team high 16 digs.

Dominican 3, Augustana 0 (25-15; 25-14; 25-18) on Saturday, September 25
Jungnickel and Huber each had seven kills but the Vikings could muster little else in a 3-0 loss to the Stars. Mikula had nine assists and Slick had 15 digs.

Wisconsin-Platteville 3, Augustana 1 (25-17; 25-22; 23-25; 25-19)
The Vikings gave the Pioneers all they wanted in a 3-1 loss. Wisconsin-Platteville won the first two games by scores of 25-17 and 25-22 before Augustana bounced back with a 25-23 victory in the third game. UW-Platteville took the fourth game 25-19. Jungnickel had 14 kills with six digs, two service aces and two blocks. Junior Brianna Skeens (Vernon Hills HS, Libertyville, Ill.) added eight kills with two blocks and freshman Paige Buchanan (Millard North HS, Omaha, Neb.) had six kills, nine digs and four service aces. Colclasure picked up 19 setting assists and Mikula added 14. Slick had 19 digs.