LAKELAND TAKES SECOND AT HOOSIER-ILLINI CLASSIC
March 2, 2003
DII #4 Lakeland def. Kentucky 25-11, 25-20
DII #4 Lakeland def. Illinois St. 20-25, 25-19, 17-15
DII #4 Lakeland def. DI #7 UW-Oshkosh 36-34, 17-25, 15-10
DII #4 Lakeland def. DI #6 Penn State 25-16, 25-21
DII #4 Lakeland def. DI #8 Ball State 25-14, 25-21 (Quarter-finals)
DII #4 Lakeland def. DI #1 Indiana 25-23, 28-30, 19-17(Semi-finals)
DI #21 Illinois def. DII #4 Lakeland 25-22, 25-16 (Finals)
Lakeland Overall Record: 20-3
Conference Record: 8-1 (5-0)
Next Match: Tuesday March 4th at UW-Oshkosh 8:00
vs. Penn State - Dave Koch 9 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace
vs. Ball State -Jon Lewicki 5 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks, 2 digs
vs. Indiana -Chris Gornik 10 kills, 5 blocks
Lakeland also placed 2nd at the 2002 Hoosier-Illini Classic.
The tournament had 28 teams, 16 of which are in the top 25 of the national rankings.
Chris Gornik and Pat Klinkert were named to the All-Tournament team.
Quote from Coach Schreiber:
"What a great weekend. We played with fire early on but came out Ok, and later on we pulled out close scores against great teams. This year's finish is more impressive because of who we beat to get to the Finals. The Indiana match was the best college match I've ever seen. Our guys acted like class individuals all weekend and focused like winners. There is no reason why we can't perform at this level on a regular basis."