The 2013 Lewis-Clark State College volleyball team won the final three sets to defeat an all-star team of Warrior alumni in four sets on Saturday at the Activity Center.
It was the first game action of the year for LCSC, which begins its season in earnest this Thursday at the Biola Holiday Inn Summer Slam.
The eight-person alumni team quickly served notice that it wouldn’t be a pushover, winning the first set 26-24 behind some timely hitting from Kelli Tikker, a Warrior from 2009-2011.
LCSC regrouped and won the second set handily by the score of 25-16, and took the back-and-forth third set 25-22.
Sophomore middle blocker Regine Standley’s pair of blocks spurred a Warrior run midway through the set that gave LCSC a cushion.
The Warriors jumped out to a 12-4 advantage in the fourth set behind a serving run by sophomore Willow Markowitz, who also chipped in a few kills during the spurt.
Lewis-Clark State held an 18-12 lead, but the alumni battled back to make it a 19-18 score. Senior Niurka Toribio had two kills for the Warriors’ 23rd and 24th points, and LCSC closed out the match with a 25-19 victory.
The match was preceded by a belated Senior Night presentation honoring graduate assistant coach Nevena Dragovic, who was a setter for LCSC from 2011-2012.
“It was an extremely fun day,” Warrior coach LaToya Harris said. “It was great for the alumni to get back in this gym and compete, and it was great for our team to see the way the alumni love and care about each other. It was a big reunion.”