ACCC volleyball team goes 3-1 in tourney play

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

HIGHLAND — Going 3-1 at last Saturday’s Highland Community College volleyball tournament, sounds good but Allen County Community College’s Red Devils weren’t pleased with their play.
“We had a slow start against Kansas City, Kan., but after losing the first game, we bounced back and won the next two games,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach. “We decided that we needed to set our bar high early for the level of play we wanted to be at for the whole tournament.”
Peters said the Red Devils had the intensity and high level of play in a 25-22, 25-22 win over Neosho County. They then went directly into a match with Highland and lost 25-14, 25-13.
“That was proof when we don’t work together, we struggle,” Peters said.
Allen County regrouped and defeated Baker University’s junior varsity 16-25, 25-17, 15-8. Peters said the Red Devils switched to the 6-2 offense against Baker after using a 5-1 offense with Mindi Lozenski as the lone setter the rest of the tournament.
Allen County (10-5) is at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park tonight. The Red Devils take a 1-0 mark into this Jayhawk Eastern Division match.
The Red Devils will host Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Friday. The match begins at 6:30 p.m. in the ACCC gym.
At the tournament, the Red Devils beat Kansas City, Kan., 19-25, 25-19, 15-10. Jennifer House delivered eight kills, had one service ace and came up with 16 digs defensivley. Andrea Miller put down six kills. Nicole Rockhold had five kills and 14 digs.
Suzie Fields had one service ace but at the net she had three kills, one solo block and one assisted block. Lozenski was credited with 26 set assists. She also had 10 digs, one ace serve and one assisted block. Misty Powelson had 13 digs.
Brooke Bingham had five digs and served one ace. Whitney Glenn recorded three kills and Amy Bolen had two kills.
In the Neosho County match, House pounded down 11 kills and had 12 defensive digs. Rockhold produced eight kills and came up with 13 digs, while Powelson had 12 digs. Fields racked up eight kills and Miller had three kills and one block assist.
Lozenski was credited with 26 assists plus had two kills of her own and six digs. Bingham served two aces and had seven digs. Glenn had one kill and one block assist.
Against Highland, the Red Devils got three kills and a block assist from Rockhold along with 10 digs. Powelson had 11 digs while House had 10 digs and one solo block. Lozenski had two kills, six assists and four digs. Field had two kills and two block assists and Glenn had a block assist.
The Red Devils got back in the swing of things against Baker’s JV. House downed nine kills and had 11 digs and one ace serve. Rockhold planted seven kills, came up with 16 digs and had a block assist. Powelson made 10 digs while Lozenski had nine digs.
Mandy Hug and Lozenski shared the setting duties, with Hug having 14 assists and Lozenski putting up 12 assists. Hug had five digs.
Fields had five kills and one solo block and Miller had four kills, one solo block and one assisted block plus a service ace. Bolen had three kills and Glenn had two kills.