Eagles volleyball continues rolling

Joe Frye, IV Leader Sports Editor

The IVCC Lady Eagles volleyball team started off on great terms to start the season, and they haven’t stopped since. In the past two weeks the Lady Eagles have moved to 9-4 overall including 3-1 in conference play.

On Sep 4, the Eagles took down Highland at home, 25-14; 25-12 and 25-22. Sophomore Jessica Jessen led the way with 11 points and 15 digs. Sophomore Johnna Schultz added four aces while sophomore Sarah Lushina had 10 kills.

On the very next day IVCC invited Waubonsee for a non-conference match and fell to Waubonsee, 25-22; 19-25; 23-25; 25-22 and 12-15. Another sensational performance was provided by the dynamic duo of Jessen and Schultz, as Schultz had 13 points and 21 assists while Jessen had an incredible 28 digs. Freshman Lindsay Gerding added three blocks and two aces as well.

On Sep 10, the Eagles notched a big conference win over Sauk Valley in five sets, 15-25; 25-15; 25-23; 18-25; 15-13. Freshman Syd Walker had 16 points, while sophomore Taylor Gunia had 25 digs. Sophomore Ottawa product Lisa Lukkari added 11 assists.

Heading to Black Hawk East and escaping with a victory is never an easy task, but the Lady Eagles continued their winning ways in a five set victory on the road, 27-25; 27-29; 25-16; 13-25; 15-9. Kayla MacDavitt led the way with a solid performance of 13 kills and five blocks.

The Lady Eagles went 2-1 Sept. 14 defeating Joliet in three sets, 26-24; 25-19; 25-16, and then turning around and taking down Elgin 25-17; 25-14; 25-19 in a tough fought match. IVCC then fell to South Suburban in four sets, 10-25; 20-25; 25-23 and 20-25.The final two games of this two-week span the lady volleyball team went 0-2 to Joliet and Carl Sandburg.