WINFIELD — The Lady Braves made short work of their conference opponent Saturday.
Coming off a loss to Bethany College, the Ottawa University women’s volleyball team bounced back in convincing fashion with a straight set sweep of Southwestern College in Winfield. Ottawa won 25-12, 25-14, 25-9.
The Lady Braves had a much stronger showing on offense, tallying 36 total kills to just 11 attack errors. Ottawa also served 11 aces.
Ottawa dominated each set. The Lady Braves jumped to a 11-5 lead in the opening set.
The Lady Braves finished the second set with 14 kills and a .286 attacking percentage.
The third set saw Ottawa take an early 7-1 and cruise to the victory. Ottawa had a 9-2 advantage in kills in the set.
Yuleka Jimenez, sophomore outside hitter, and Kenna Hall, junior middle blocker, paced the Lady Braves with 11 kills each. Hall added five block assists.
Adriana Skipper, senior setter, led Ottawa with 30 assists. Liz Heit had 12 digs.
Sitting a game-and-a-half behind first place in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Ottawa (15-8, 9-3 conference) plays Friday and Saturday in the KCAC Midseason Tournament in Hutchinson. The first match for the Lady Braves is 1 p.m. Friday against Sterling College. They play 8 p.m. Friday against the University of Saint Mary, followed by 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. matches Saturday against McPherson College and York College, respectively. All matches are set to be played at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.