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Hope Athletics | November 14, 2013

Grasmeyer, Hope sweep Webster in opener

ELMHURST, Ill. -- Hope made quick work of its first opponent in the NCAA Division III tournament, beating Webster in three sets on Thursday at Elmhurst College.

The Flying Dutch won 25-21, 25-15, 25-17 to improve to 30-2 overall and advance play to Otterbein at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday.

Junior Jenna Grasmeyer topped Hope with 18 kills and a .457 kill percentage. It was her 28th match this season with double-digit kills.

Junior Anna Lunch contributed nine kills for the Flying Dutch, while junior outside hitter Amy VanderStoep added eight with a .471 kill percentage.

Senior Mari Schoolmaster added seven kills for Hope. Sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp collected 34 assists.

Hope limited Webster's 2012 Third Team All-American middle blocker Sam Kersting to four kills and a minus-.059 kill percentage.

It was Hope's fifth consecutive win in a NCAA tournament opener and the eighth in 11 appearances.

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