Warriors hit their way past the Skylights
LEWISTON, Idaho – Behind outside hitters Lauryn Herrick and Anile Clemente the Lewis-Clark State College volleyball team bashed its way to a season-high hitting percentage and its fifth straight victory on Saturday afternoon at the LCSC Activity Center. The Warriors shutout the Montana State University-Northern Skylights 25-19, 25-11, 25-10.
Herrick, following up a 13-kill performance against Great Falls on Thursday, hit a staggering .600 against the Skylights. The sophomore swung her way to 10 kills in 15 attempts and was matched by Clemente who hit .556 with 11 kills in 18 attempts. Both finished with only one attack error apiece.
Besides Herrick and Clemente the Warriors, who are now 9-4 overall and 3-0 in the Frontier Conference, received strong efforts from all sides of the court.
“It was just a really smooth match,” said LCSC head coach Jen Greeny. “To be able to hit .397 as a team with 11 blocks was great. If we can do that, we can win a lot of matches.”
The Warriors just seemed to get better as the match went along as they hit .265 in the first set, .450 in the second, and then .579 in the third. Conversely, the Skylights sputtered to an overall hitting percentage of .011.
Dani Barrett added five kills and six block assists to go along with five kills from Dana Christiansen and five block assists by Jenika Bird. Setter Lisa Davis finished 17 assists.
Finishing with zero service reception errors, the Warriors were led by 11 digs from Clemente and eight by Katie Hinrichs.
MSU-Northern, which falls to 3-6 overall and 0-3 in conference play, was led by nine kills from Kaylee Bossert and 20 assists by Jordan Merrill.
Next week the Warriors will play two non-conference matches and one conference match. On Tuesday the Warriors will host Whitman College at 6 p.m., on Wednesday they will travel to face Walla Walla University also at 6 p.m., and then on Friday they will back in the Activity Center to take on conference rival Westminster College at 7 p.m.