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Sierra and Kuntze Bring Home Weekly KJCCC Honors

Brock Kappelmann - October 3, 2017 3:26 pm

LIBERAL, Kan. – The No. 5 Lady Saints volleyball team and sweeping go hand-in-hand this season. With thirteen sweeps on the season, the Lady Saints have added their second sweep of Jayhawk Player of the Week awards. Luz Sierra was announced the Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week for the Jayhawk West, while Giovanna Kuntze won Setter of the Week.

Sierra had a phenomenal week for the Lady Saints, helping Seward win three matches against top 25 opponents. Her 77.5 points on the week accounted for a quarter of the total points scored for the Lady Saints. She hit an efficient .407 while averaging 2.15 kills per set. She got most of her points on the defensive side however, averaging 2.3 blocks per set. She set her career-high twice in two days. She first set it with a 10 block performance against #13 Navarro, before topping that with a 14 block performance against Tyler. Sierra finished the week recording at least seven blocks in every match. She also increased her blocks per set on the season to 1.60, which is good for 3rd in the country. The Defensive Player of the Week award is her second on the season.

For the fourth time in five weeks, Kuntze won the Jayhawk West Setter of the Week. She helped pace the way for the Lady Saints as they defeated three top 25 opponents. In the conference match against Hutchinson, she finished with 11.0 assists per set. Kuntze ended the week with 194 total assists. She also ended the week with .55 service aces per set, including four against Tyler.

The Lady Saints travel to Pratt on Wednesday (Oct. 4) to take on the Beavers at 6:30 p.m.

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