Red Devils rock Greyhounds on the court

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Right back at you: Allen County Community College’s Autumn Lamle (14) tips the volleyball right past and down for a point against Fort Scott Community College’s Greyhounds. The Red Devils won at home Wednesday night in Jayhawk Eastern Division play.

Allen County Community College’s Red Devils took care of business on the court. The ACCC student fans did their part at Wednesday night’s volleyball match.
The Red Devils came into the Jayhawk Eastern Division match with Fort Scott Community College’s Greyhounds with a better record than the visitors. It stood to reason that Allen County would come out on top.
Teams still have to play the match. And Allen County indeed won the match it should win.
The Red Devils defeated the Greyhounds 25-15, 25-16, 25-13.
“This was a solid win for us. We were able to start with momentum on our side when Mindi Lozenski served an ace on the second point of the match,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach.
The Red Devils combined for 11 ace serves on the night. Peters said with only four service errors, the Red Devils were able to break down the defense on the Greyhound side.
The Red Devils evened their overall mark to 14-14 while improving to 3-5 in conference play.
Allen County’s vocal student fans kept the gym loud, which appeared to bother some of the Greyhound players. Fort Scott is 1-6 in Jayhawk East play and 7-11 overall.
The first set was close but Allen County held the lead throughout. The Red Devils kept stacking points on. The winning point was a defensive kill by Andrea Miller.
Fort Scott led the second set early. Allen County’s Lozenski used a tip at the net for a kill defensively to tie the set at 10-10.
Miller stepped to the service line and had a seven-point run. The Red Devils went on to a 25-16 win.
Coming back from the brief break, the teams battled in a close third set. It was 9-7 when Nicole Rockhold served two points — kills by Jennifer House and Miller — to give Allen County some breathing room.
Fort Scott didn’t respond in kind. The Greyhounds had the serve and got one point but Autumn Lamle made a kill to get the ball back for ACCC.
That led to a six-point run by the Red Devils with House serving. At 24-13, Brooke Bingham was serving for Allen County and when Fort Scott returned the ball, the Red Devils set it up and Rockhold pounded down the winning kill shot.
“I’m happy with the way we played. We didn’t rely on Fort Scott making mistakes, we earned the points,” Peters said.
Miller served up 13 points and had three ace serves. House served for 12 points and had four aces while Bingham had eight points and one ace. Lozenski served six points with two aces in the mix. Rockhold had four points and one ace and Misty Powelson had one service point.
At the net, Rockhold delivered 11 kills and House had 10 kill. Miller racked up six kills while Lamle and Lozenski each had three. Powelson and Suzie Fields had one kill.
Fields had one solo block and four assist blocks. Miller and Lamle each had two assisted blocks. House and Lozenski each had one assisted block.
Lozenski was credited with 24 set assists. Fields had four assists.
Defensively, Lozenski came up with 18 digs and Powelson had 17 digs. House had 11 digs and Rockhold had 10 digs.
Allen County hits the road for the weekend. The Red Devils travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to play in the Air Force Prep tournament.