LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College volleyball team swept Rocky Mountain College 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 on Saturday at the LCSC Activity Center to move to 19-0 on the season and to tie the best start in program history.
With Saturday’s match marking the end of the first half of the Frontier Conference season, the Warriors have now seen every team in the conference, and have beaten all of them without losing a game. In the conference standings, LCSC’s 7-0 record holds down first place as both Carroll and Rocky are two games behind with records of 5-2.
Similar to Thursday’s match against Carroll College, LCSC had good serving performances that helped keep momentum on its side and the game in its control.
“Katie Hinrichs’ serving really set the tone for the match,” said LCSC coach Jen Greeny. “And that tone really worked well today.”
Hinrichs served the Warriors to an 11-0 lead in the first game, with three of the points coming from service aces. LCSC finished with eight aces in the match.
Different from Thursday’s match, however, was the way the Warriors attacked. While Anile Clemente spearheaded LCSC’s offense on Thursday with 14 kills and zero attack errors, the Warriors saw strong contributions from multiple attackers against Rocky.
“Offense was a little more balanced today,” Greeny said. “This is what we like to see.”
Once again, Clemente led the way with 11 kills, but this time Julie Maciboba and Josi Lyman both added six kills apiece, Austyn Lewis collected five, and Dana Christiansen added four.
Abby Bruya and Lisa Davis led the Warriors in assists with 15 and 14 respectively, and Lindsay Scott notched 20 digs.
The Frontier Conference schedule now calls for a week off from conference play, however, the Warriors will fill next week with a trip to Caldwell, Idaho on Wednesday to take on the College of Idaho. A win over the Coyotes will top the all-time record start of 19-0 set in 2000 under former LCSC coach Kip Yoshimura.