Sept. 18, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team won its third match this week and its third straight Arrowhead Conference match with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Black Hawk on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
Sophomore middle hitter Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) led the Chargers (8-8, 3-1) with 11 kills and three aces. Sophomore setter Lexa Mahr (Macomb) had a team-leading 19 assists to go along with seven kills. Sophomore outside hitters Lorren Newingham (Pittsfield) and Erika Hibberd (Pekin) added eight and seven kills, respectively.
Freshmen libero Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) had 19 digs to lead Sandburg defensively. The Chargers also got strong defensive contributions from a pair of newcomers to the lineup, as freshman Sam Roth (Stark County) had a team-best six blocks and freshman Andi Hendrix (United) added 10 digs out of the back row.
“We made a couple changes to the lineup and the kids responded to it really well,” Sandburg coach Todd Winkler said. “It was our best game of the year by far.”
The Chargers dominated from the outset, with their only deficit coming at 3-2 in the first set. Sandburg responded by winning nine of the next 10 points, and the Chargers jumped to a 7-1 lead in the second. The third was more of the same, with Sandburg winning 13 of the first 16 points.
Sandburg’s next match is 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Kishwaukee.