LEWISTON, Idaho – Lisa Davis served for 11 straight points in the first game, including four aces, and Anile Clemente had another outstanding outing to lead the No. 12-ranked Lewis-Clark State College women’s volleyball team over Carroll 25-17, 25-14, 25-18 in Frontier Conference play at the LCSC Activity Center on Thursday night.
The win keeps the Warriors undefeated at 18-0, including a 6-0 mark in conference play. All but three of LCSC’s wins have been in three-game sweeps, including all six in conference play. The Warriors also are one win shy of tying the best all-time start in program history with the 2000 team that started 19-0.
Against Carroll, the Warriors fell behind early and trailed 16-10 before they won 15 of the next 16 points behind Davis' four service aces to take the game 25-17.
“We kind of got off to a slow start, but that’s good because we showed that we could battle back,” LCSC coach Jen Greeny said. “I thought our serving was spectacular tonight.”
Both Davis and Clemente finished with six service aces apiece for LCSC’s 12 total in the match. Clemente, a junior who was co-Player of the Year in the conference last season, continued her strong play with a match-high 14 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. She also had 10 digs and one block assist.
“Anile Clemente,” Greeny responded when asked what she liked about the match. “We stressed all week when we limit our hitting errors, we will be successful. Tonight, Anile had 14 kills on 28 attempts and zero hitting errors. It was a great performance for her.”
The Warriors led nearly start to finish in the final two games to drop Carroll to 12-5 on the season and 4-2 in conference play.
Senior Julie Maciboba added five kills for LCSC, while junior Dana Christiansen and freshman Josi Lyman had four each. LCSC hit .253 for the match, compared to .095 for Carroll. Maciboba also collected two block assists in the match to move her into second place on the LCSC all-time list with 240 in her career. Amber Weatherspoon holds the all-time record with 314.
Abby Bruya and Davis finished with 15 assists apiece, while Lindsay Scott had 16 digs.
Sammy Priddy, the lone senior for Carroll, had nine kills and 10 digs, while teammate Christina Smetana had eight kills.
LCSC can tie the program record for the best start when it completes the first half of conference play on Saturday against Rocky Mountain at 2 p.m. This weekend also is Alumni Weekend with festivities planned on both Friday and Saturday, including an alumni volleyball match at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the