Red Devils block Lady Pirates in three

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Net play was important to Allen County Community College’s win at home Wednesday night. ACCC’s Jennifer House (right) is at the net not giving the Independence player (left), who is trying to make a save, any option. Allen County beat visiting Independence 25-22, 25-22, 25-18.

Home has been good to Allen County Community College’s Red Devils of late.
Back-to-back home Jayhawk Eastern Division volleyball matches translated into victories. Wednesday the Red Devils sent Independence Community College’s Lady Pirates packing with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-18 win.
“We’re just having fun out there,” said Mindi Lozen-ski, sophomore setter. “Our energy has been up and we’re coming together as a team.”
There were times during the three-set match that Allen County was trailing. Lozenski said the Red Devils didn’t let the mistakes get them down.
“We just fixed it ourselves and got the win. Things are clicking for us.”
Allen County improved to 4-5 in Jayhawk East play and 16-16 overall. The Red Devils play at Cottey College Monday.
“We played together running the 6-2 offense. The girls were communicating and working as a team,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach.
All three sets were close Wednesday. A tip at the net by Jennifer House tied the first set at 19-19. Mandy Hug served two points, including an ace.
Allen County led 23-22 and Independence was serving when Nicole Rockhold put down one of her 13 kills of the night. Lozenski served the final point.
The Red Devils trailed 6-3 in the second set when Andrea Miller had a kill, then served three consecutive points. Still down 13-10, Allen County got a four-point run from Misty Powelson’s serving.
Miller had a big block at the end of a long volley to put ACCC up 18-17. She served up an ace and another point. At 23-20, Allen County got a kill from Autumn Lamle and the Red Devils went on to a 25-21 win.
Allen County fell behind 4-1 in the third set and was down 9-6 when it got back-to-back servers of four points each. House and Lozenski were serving and Rockhold led the net attack .
At 24-18 and House serving, Rockhold delivered the final kill for match point.
Miller had seven kills, one solo block and two assisted blocks, plus served six points and had two aces. Rockhold had a solo block to go with her 13 kills and she had 13 digs and two service points.
House and Powelson each served for eight points. Lozenski had seven points, while Hug had three plus an ace. Hug was credited with 16 set assists and Lozenski had 11 assists.
House had four kills and 15 digs while Powelson had one kill and 18 digs. Amy Bolen and Lamle each had two kills and Suzie Fields had one kill. Lamle had one solo block. Bolen and Fields each had an block assist.