Friday afternoon the Lakers took the court against the undefeated Fort Scott Grey Hounds. After a strong start in the first set, the Lakers tied the set at 8. However, the momentum was short lived. The grey hounds quickly took control of the rest of the set and the then match: sweeping the Lakers 13-25, 16-25, 14-25. After the first match of the day, the Lakers fall to 1-5 and Fort Scott moves to 6-0 on the season.
Immediately after the loss the Lakers took the floor to face the Lake Region State College Royals. "After losing the first match, the kids were a little deflated," said Coach Hunter. "We went into the hall and refocused. Before we stepped back on the court, mentally we became a new team. As a team they were hungry for a win." From the first serve the Lakers began to sail passed their competition. Leading the defensive charge Libero, Maggie Baker, had 10 digs and one ace. Also assisting on the backrow, Brooke Pennington recorded seven digs and five aces. On the offensive attack the Lakers were led by RaeAhna Harmon and Madison McCarty putting up a combined 18 kills for the three set sweep over the Royals. The Lakers took the match: 25-14, 25-15, 25-13. They improve their record to 2-5. The Lakers gear up again Saturday September 2nd.
Sept 2nd Match Times:
1:00pm Iowa Lakes v. Colby Community College
3:00pm Iowa Lakes v. Southeast Community College
Photo ID: Iowa Lakes Women's Volleyball Team
MEDIA: For more information, please contact Head Women's Volleyball Coach Hunter Porter at (469) 878-0275 or at 712-362-8375.