Lincoln, IL (9.21.2019) - A depleted Lakers group opened their conference slate with four consecutive losses to open the season 0-4 in league play.
How it Happened:
Game One: Holy Family College vs. College of the Ozarks (8-25), (3-25), (11-25)
In-game one of the day, Lakers struggled to get into a rhythm offensively and had trouble receiving serves all afternoon. As College of the Ozarks racked up 17 service aces in the game. The Lakers were led offensively by Tasha Rabe who contributed with 7 kills in the match. The Lakers were led defensively by Rachel Kluba who had 3 digs in the match.
Game Two: Holy Family College vs. Cottey College (20-25), (12-25), (14-25)
Lakers would follow with a match against Cottey College that was competitive early. The Lakers would jump out to a 6-4 lead behind kills from Brittany Kenneke. Cottey would begin to gain momentum and score 17 of the next 24 points giving Cottey a commanding lead of 13-21. The Lakers would come within four points behind kills from Tasha Rabe bringing the score to 19-23. Cottey would close out game one. In the following games, Cottey's serves were tough to handle resulting 15 receiving errors. Cottey would roll in games two and three. Lakers were led offensively behind good offensive games from Kenneke and Rabe. Defensively, Kluba led the way with 8 digs.
Game Three: Holy Family College vs. Haskell Indian Nations (9-25), (7-25), (14-25)
Lakers would open game two against conference foe Haskell Indian Nations. Haskell took control from the onset with aggressive serves resulting in 19 service aces. Lakers were led offensively by Kenneke as she had a team-high 6 kills. Kluba also played well, contributing with 11 assists and 5 digs.
Game Four: Holy Family College vs. Lincoln College (10-25), (7-25), (8-25)
Lakers would close the weekend against Lincoln College. As with many of the conferences games, the Lakers struggled to consistently return serves giving up 26 service aces to the Lynxes. Lakers were led by Kluba who had one kill, 9 assists, and 7 digs.
Up Next: The Lakers will be returning to action on September 23rd where they will be traveling to Milwaukee to face Mount Mary University at 8:00 PM.
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