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September 1, 2013

OCC takes third in Spikefest

ANKENY, Iowa — Ozark Christian opened its volleyball season by claiming third place in the annual Faith Baptist Bible College Spikefest.

OCC defeated the host Eagles 25-18, 25-13, 25-18 for third on Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, the Ambassadors completed play in on Pool A with a loss to Presentation College of Aberdeen, S.D. The scores were 25-20, 25-20, 25-18.

The Ambassadors on Friday rallied to beat AIB College of Business of Des Moines (Iowa) 24-26, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-10, and defeated Providence University College and Theological Seminary of Canada 25-19, 29-27, 14-25, 25-20.

Said OCC coach Tony Allmoslecher: “The victory against Faith Baptist was big because they’re in our conference. We played very well. Presentation was more intelligent at certain times.

”Overall, we played well,” Allmoslecher said. “We have several freshmen. They were teachable. I look for good things to happen this season.”

OCC, in sweeping Faith Baptist, received eight kills apiece from Rickie Lea Duley and Taylor Kaempfe, 14 assists from Ashley Bonnemier and 14 assists and eight aces from Bethany Decker.

OCC, against Presentation, received 12 assists from Decker, six kills from Kaempfe, seven kills from Carrie Page, seven digs from Cheyenne McClure, nine digs from Desiree Felker and eight digs from Jennie Snyder.

Decker had 18 assists and Kaempfe 10 kills against AIB. Bonnemier added 15 assists.

Decker had 14 assists and seven aces against Providence. Felker added eight digs and Kaempfe had eight kills.

The Ambassadors entertain the Evangel junior varsity at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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