Sophomore Jaela Zimmerman finished with a career-high 16 kills to help No. 15 Creighton roll to a 25-11, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Wyoming on Saturday afternoon during the Creighton Classic at Sokol Arena.
Creighton (7-3) has won seven of its past eight matches — the only loss coming against No. 12 Washington last weekend.
Zimmerman, a Malcolm graduate, was named tournament MVP. She also had 11 kills in Thursday’s sweep of Wichita State.
On Saturday, Zimmerman hit .448 to go with three blocks as the Bluejays controlled the net. CU outhit Wyoming .203-.055.
Creighton set the tone from the start by winning the first five points. CU had leads of 10-2 and 16-6 before ending the opening set on a 5-0 run.
The second set was tied eight times before Creighton used a 7-2 spurt to take a 19-14 lead as Zimmerman had four kills during the run. Wyoming scored six of seven points to cut its deficit to 24-23, but a hitting error ended the set.
Creighton never trailed in the third and raced to a 10-3 lead. Wyoming rallied to 19-18, but CU finished strong, ending the match on Keeley Davis’ 10th kill on the day.
Madelyn Cole finished with 30 assists for the Jays while Brittany Witt had a match-high 18 digs.
Tara Traphagan led Wyoming with 11 kills.
Creighton begins Big East play Friday when it hosts Villanova at 7 p.m.
Wyoming (5-6) 11 23 19
At Creighton (7-3) 25 25 25
W (kills-aces-blocks): McBride 6-0-4, McMahon 2-0-0, Waitsman 3-0-2, Coates 0-2-1, Traphagan 11-0-2, Zuroske 3-0-1, Cyza 2-2-4, McArdle 1-0-0. Totals 28-4-14.
CU: Davis 10-3-3, Zimmerman 16-1-3, Cole 2-2-3, Ballenger 3-0-9, Hickman 4-0-3, Kostelac 5-0-3. Totals 40-6-24.
Set assists: W 26 (Coates 20, Slavik 3, McMahon 2, Fields 1); CU 37 (Cole 30, Witt 4, Bressman 2, Zimmerman 1).