Last Saturday at Alexander Gym, the Lawrence Women’s Volleyball team played three different teams in one day, or as the team likes to put it, they played a “Quadrangular”.
At the end of the day the Vikings posted a 1-2 record overall. The two losses came against the Eagles from Edgewood College with a deciding score of 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 28-26, 25-18), and Cardinal Stritch with a score of 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 27-25). Junior Jenna Picha said that the team was, “disappointed in the outcomes of the first two matches, because several of the games we lost by a small margin”. Their solo win was against Alverno College where they went three and zero (25-20, 25-19, 25-17). “We, as a team, were very pleased with the way several people stepped up in big ways to help us win our third match” Picha said.
Some of the players that stepped up big for the Vikings during the day were Betsy Sorensen who paced the Vikings with 31 kills and a .280 hitting percentage, Shannon McLain who added 25 kills, and Presley Neuman who had 18 kills. Both Sorensen and Neuman had a team-high 10 blocks apiece. Setter Diane McLeod piled up 110 assists and picked up 29 digs, five kills, and four aces, and libero Kathleen Rowland paced Lawrence with 62 digs. McLeod and Rowland were both named to the all- tournament team.
The Vikings next match will be against Carroll College on Tuesday, September 20, where Picha says that the team’s focus is, “now shifted to conference where we plan to apply what we learned this weekend in order to come out with a win”.