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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.