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Mountin East Conference | December 12, 2013

Wheeling Jesuit heads to first national semifinals

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Wheeling Jesuit recorded a 3-0 win against Wingate to advance to the NCAA national semifinals for the first time in school history. WJU will take on Concordia-St. Paul in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The Cardinals (38-5) recored the sweep by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17. Wingate saw its 29-match winning streak that dated back to Sept. 8 come to a halt and finishes its season with a record of 32-3.

Jenna Pew and Kayce Krucki led the way for Wheeling Jesuit with 13 kills apiece. Haley Kindall added eight and Andrea Thobe directed the offense with 37 assists as the team posted a .237 hitting percentage. Krucki added 12 digs for the Cardinals and Thobe contributed 10.

Wingate was led by seven kills by Anna Hilton. The Bulldogs hit managed a hitting percentage of just .081 in the match.

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NCAA Wrestling Awards standings: Penn State holds top three positions for most dominant in Division I

No. 1 ranked Penn State holds the top three positions for most dominant in Division I. Bo Nickal is first for the Nittany Lions by producing 5.38 average team points per match, followed by Jason Nolf (5.23) and Vincenzo Joseph (4.95). Iowa 165-pounder Alex Marinelli is fourth with 4.74 points, while Cornell 141-pounder Yianni Diakomihalis is fifth with 4.67 points. 

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