LCSC falls in season-opening
the opening two games, the Lewis-Clark State College
women’s volleyball team couldn’t keep the momentum
going and fell to Oregon Tech 18-30, 25-30, 30-23,
30-28, 15-11 in the nonleague season-opening match
for both teams at the LCSC Activity Center on
used strong hitting and aggressive play at the net
to capture the first two games, but then Oregon Tech
took over to eventually claim the victory.
played well in the first two games but then Oregon
Tech figured out what we were doing offensively and
we struggled to find some consistency,” LCSC coach
Erin Mellinger said. “We need to be more
has only two seniors on the squad, was paced by 19
kills apiece from freshman Kelly Scott of Moscow and
sophomore Julie Maciboba of Kennewick. Sophomore
Lindsay Scott added nine kills while freshman
Brittany Hall had seven.
and that can lead to consistency problems, but it’s
hard to use that excuse when you play well like we
did in the fist two games,” Mellinger said. “It’s
definitely disappointing to lose that match.”
In the final
game, LCSC trailed 5-1 before scoring five straight
points, including the final two on kills by Maciboba.
Oregon Tech’s Katie Coburn served four straight
points to put the Owls ahead 12-10, but a kill by
Brittany Kubik cut the margin to 12-11. LCSC,
however, suffered from two hitting errors at the end
as the Owls scored the final three points for the
six kills for LCSC, while Dawn Ingham had 21 digs
and Lindsey Scott added 20. Mindy Meyer led LCSC
with 42 assists.
was paced by 15 kills and 25 digs from Krista
will now take part in the two-day Holiday Inn
Express Region I Challenge starting Friday. The
tournament features four teams from the Frontier
Conference and four from the Cascade Conference and
the teams will only play schools from the other
conference. Play will be on two courts at the LCSC
Activity Center. LCSC and Oregon Tech will again
meet at 7 p.m. Friday
1 p.m. –
Montana State-Northern vs. Corban
3 p.m. – LCSC vs. Cascade
5 p.m. – Rocky Mountain vs. Corban
7 p.m. – LCSC vs. Oregon Tech
1 p.m. – Rocky Mountain vs. Northwest U.
3 p.m. – Oregon Tech vs. Carroll.
5 p.m. – Northwest U vs. Montana State-Northern
7 p.m. – Carroll vs. Cascade.
11 a.m. – MSU-Northern
1 p.m. – LCSC vs. Corban
3 p.m. – MSU-Northern vs. Oregon Tech
5 p.m. – LCSC vs. Northwest
11 a.m. –
Rocky Mountain vs. Oregon Tech
1 p.m. – Carroll vs. Northwest
3 p.m. – Rocky Mountain vs. Cascade
5 p.m. – Corban vs. Carroll.