Warriors Split with Vikes and Cavs
LEWISTON, ID--The 25th-ranked Lewis-Clark State College Warriors split a pair of matches today in the Holiday Inn Express Invitational at Warrior Gymnasium. LCSC opened with a 3-0 win over the University of Victoria, but lost a tough 3-2 match to 8th-ranked Concordia University of Portland, OR, in what could be a preview of the Pacific Northwest Regional Championship. The loss was the Warriors first at Warrior Gymnasium since a 3-1 setback to Cal State-Dominguez Hills, August 28, 1999, in the Howard Johnson Warrior Invitational.
Lewis-Clark State (2-1) battled back to win the second and third games after losing the first game of the match, 30-28. Two-time All-American Angela Igoe led the Warriors with 20 kills while newcomer Tamekia Moore showed what volleyball fans in the Valley should enjoy over this season and next. The College of Southern Idaho transfer powered 14 kills, and showed the fans her athletic ability. Amy Flaig also tallied 14 kills.
Freshman setter Jennifer Covelli registered 50 assists while Amy Sturtevant and Amanda Page added 18 digs apiece.
"We should not be disappointed with how we played tonight," said Lewis-Clark State volleyball coach, Kip Yoshimura. "They are a talented and experienced team. I saw a lot of good things out there tonight."
The Cavaliers (2-0) showed why they are ranked so high after dropping two games. Concordia battled and won game four, and then raced out to an insurmountable 8-0 lead in the fifth game to earn the victory. NAIA First-Team All-American setter, Mindy Wallis, did not disappoint the L-C faithful. She registered 65 assists and setup fellow All-American, Emily Weaver for 18 kills. Andrea Rose led the Cavs with 25 kills.
Earlier in the day, the Warriors quickly defeated the University of Victoria, 3-0. Page led a balanced attack with nine kills as every Warrior saw ample playing time. Shandy Joblin added 24 assists.
The Warriors will be back on the court at 11:00 AM to take on Seattle University. In the nightcap, L-C will face its second top-ten team in 24 hours when they host 10th-ranked Bellevue University.
Other scores from the tournament: Bellevue defeated Seattle, 3-0; Concordia defeated Simon Fraser, 3-0; Bellevue defeated Simon Fraser, 3-0; and, Seattle defeated Victoria, 3-0.
Box Score vs. Victoria
Box Score vs. Concordia