Red Devils roll on the road

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s libero Misty Powelson (1) comes up with a save during a recent home match. The Red Devils won road matches Saturday and Monday.

Allen County Community College’s Red Devils picked up two non-conference volleyball wins since Saturday.
“We traveled longer than we played,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach, after the Red Devils dispatched Bethany College’s junior varsity in two sets Saturday.
The Red Devils made the trek to and from Lindsborg. In less than an hour’s stay, the Red Devils posted a 25-19, 25-15 win.
Brooke Bingham had a seven-point service run to start the first set for ACCC. Jennifer House had a similar run in the second set.
Nicole Rockhold delivered eight kills for Allen County in the win over Bethany’s junior varsity. Andrea Miller had six kills and one block assist. Amy Bolen and Autumn Lamle each had four kills.
House had three service aces plus three kills at the net. She also made 13 defensive digs. Suzie Fields had two kills and one block assist.
Bingham had one kill and 19 digs. Running a 6-2 offense, Mindi Lozenski had 15 set assists and Mandy Hug had 11 assists.
On Monday, the Red Devils went to Nevada, Mo., to play Cottey College. They won 25-19, 25-19, 25-7.
The first set was a back-and-forth affair. Peters said the Red Devils had success with a tip attack at the net.
“Late in the set, Cottey took a timeout and Mindi came out of that and served an ace. The set finished with a kill from Suzie,” Peters said. “We made quite a few mistakes but were able to win that one.”
Peters said she switched the team from the 6-2 offense in the first set to a 5-1 offense in the second set. Allen County grabbed the lead but then allowed the Comets to get back in the set.
Peters said Lozenski went to serve set point and missed.
“Even though we could have shut down at that point, we didn’t and were able to sideout right away for the second-set win,” Peters said.
But the Red Devils lost middle hitter/blocker Autumn Lamle in the second set. Lamle, who just got back in the lineup from a knee injury, came down at the net and landed on a Cottey player’s foot. Peters said the injury was to the opposite leg Lamle had injured earlier in the season.
Allen County pushed out to an 5-0 lead in the third set. House had an eight-point run at the service line and Bingham had a four-point stint. Net work by Whitney Glenn gave the Red Devils the victory.
“We have won three in a row and I was happy with the way we worked with all the changes that were made throughout the night at Cottey,” Peters said.
Rockhold pounded down 14 kills plus had 14 digs and one service ace. House had 10 digs and one service ace then at the net delivered eight kills and one assist block. Miller racked up eight kills and had an ace serve.
Lozenski was credited with 29 set assists plus had 12 digs, three kills and one ace serve. Fields had three kills and one solo block. Bingham and Bolen each had two kills.
Lamle had two kills and one block assist before being injured. Glenn had a kill. Misty Powelson came up with 15 digs and had one service ace. Hug had five assists.
Allen County climbed above .500 at 18-16 overall. The Red Devils take a 4-5 Jayhawk Eastern Division mark into Wednesday’s match at Parsons against Labette Community College.