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Columbia volleyball remains undefeated

By on August 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

Columbia Volleyball | 2012

Pictured are members of the Columbia volleyball team. They are (not listed in any particular order), Alexis Royer, Jordan Rippelmeyer, Rachel Ribolzi, Tessa Amsden, Lynsey Wehrenberg, Kristine Martin, Sara Joergens, Caitlin Touchette, Savannah Wittenbrink, Kendall Roessler, Calli Germain, Megan Huffman, Rachel Stone, Taryn Pena and Erika Varel. (Mark Hodapp photo)

The Columbia volleyball team is undefeated so far this season, thanks to coach Kelly Landgraf’s strong lineup of seniors.

The Eagles cleaned-up on Wednesday night at the Marissa/New Athens Invitational defeating Trico in its first game of the night 21-5 and 21-10. The team then went on to beat Red Bud 21-17 and 21-19, making the Eagles 5-0 on the season.

Tuesday night, the Eagles topped Lebanon in an easy two games, 21-9 and 21-13, in the Marissa/New Athens Invitational.

Columbia played two other matches previous to Lebanon, putting their record at 3-0. The Eagles defeated Metro East Lutheran 25-19 and 25-14, and Marissa 25-12, 25-5.

After three matches, Columbia’s Savannah Wittenbrink, sr. middle hitter, leads the Eagles in kills with 26 and has seven solo blocks with six assisted.

Fellow senior libero, Lyndsey Wehreberg, has 43 digs on the books along with Tessa Amsden, sr. defensive specialist/outside hitter, who both lead the Eagles in successful serve receive.

Leading Columbia in assists, sophomore right-side hitter and setter, Megan Huffman, has 36 and senior setter, Calli Germain, has 33.

The Eagles play in the semifinals in the Marissa/New Athens Invitational on Friday at 5:30 p.m., with the championship game to follow at 7:30 p.m. in the event Columbia advances.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.