Red Devils win fourth match in a row

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Andrea Miller and Nicole Rockhold (5) combine on a block at the net during a recent home match. The Re d Devil volleyball team posted its fourth straight win Wednesday at Parsons against Labette Community College.

PARSONS — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils righted themselves after losing the first set of Wednesday’s road match against Labette Community College. The Red Devils swept the next three sets to claim their fourth consecutive match victory.
Freshman hitters Nicole Rockhold and Andrea Miller provided the fire power at the net for Allen County’s volleyball team. Rockhold dialed up 16 kills plus had one assisted block. Miller pounded down 15 kills and had one solo block and four assisted blocks.
Rockhold and Miller didn’t just work the net. Rockhold came up with 21 defensive digs and Miller served three aces.
Allen County decked Labette 24-26, 25-17, 25-14, 25-14 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play. The Red Devils improved to 5-5 in conference and 19-16 overall.
Allen County travels to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla., Friday. The Red Devils finish up Jayhawk East play Monday at Kansas City, Kan.
The Red Devils’ final home match will be next Wednesday against Hesston.
The Red Devils wore “Dig Pink” shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day. They also had pink ribbons supplied by the Iola Middle School spirit squad.
Sophomore Suzie Fields moved back to middle hitter/blocker with the injury to sophomore Autumn Lamle. Fields had 10 kills and one solo block and one assisted block. She also served an ace.
“Suzie really stepped in and played well at middle. Nicole and Andrea controlled the net,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach. “Amy Bolen also was a solid attacker out of the right side.”
Bolen, a sophomore, had five kills, one solo block and two assisted blocks. Sophomore Jennifer House delivered nine kills and an assisted block.
House also came up with 22 digs and served an ace. Sophomore Misty Powelson led the defense with 24 digs.
“The defense really worked well to pick up balls and make playable passes for us to use on attack,” Peters said.
Sophomore setter Mindi Lozenski was credited with 48 assists. She also had 20 digs, two ace serves, two kills and a block assist. Sophomore Brooke Bingham had one service ace and 19 digs.