Women's Volleyball Downs Aurora to Kick Off Homecoming
Athletics - posted on 10/5/2007
The Lakeland College women's volleyball team kept its undefeated streak in the Northern Athletics Conference alive, moving to 7-0 with a 3-0 victory over Aurora University on Friday, Oct. 5, at Lakeland.
The Muskies (12-8 overall) played the first two games of the match strong, with scores of 30-17 and 30-19, never giving the Spartans the opportunity to get their foot in the door. However, serving errors plagued the Muskies in game three, with a total of 15 errors for the match, allowing Aurora to keep the game closer until Lakeland sealed the third game, 30-26, to take the match.
"I thought we played our first two games really well, but our last one we kind of took the game off," said sophomore middle hitter Kim Linger. "We were all kind of disappointed because we had an outstanding crowd tonight and we wanted to show them some good games."
Despite their serving troubles, the Muskies' offense came out firing, as sophomore outside hitter Brittanie Paulus led the squad with 16 kills while senior outside hitter Ashley Domask and Linger each tallied 11 kills. Linger also helped pick up the squad's blocking averages with a team-high seven block assists and led the team in hitting at .429.
Domask and senior defensive specialist Rachel Young led the defensive charge with 14 digs apiece, while sophomore defensive specialist Tonia Strebelinski chipped in 13 digs.
Lakeland will continue NAC play with a strong Benedictine squad on Saturday, Oct. 6.
"I think we're pretty confident right now since we're 7-0, but we know that we have to play our best to beat them because they have given other teams in conference some trouble," Linger said. "We're all pretty pumped up since it's Homecoming Weekend."
Match time is set for 1 p.m. in Lakeland's Moose and Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.
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