Red Devils lose to the Panthers

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

CHANUTE — Finishing sets which lead to finishing matches for victories has escaped Allen County Community College’s Red Devils volleyball of late.
In Jayhawk Eastern Division play Wednesday, the Red Devils couldn’t close the door. Neosho County Community College’s Panthers were the closers.
The Red Devils and Panthers played three close sets but all three went the Panthers’ way. Neosho County won 25-22, 25-23, 27-25.
According to ACCC head coach Jessica Peters, the Red Devils had leads on the Panthers in the second and third sets but couldn’t make the plays to win.
Allen County dropped to 1-3 in conference play. Neosho County is 4-1 and stand in fourth in the division behind Highland at 5-0, and Cowley County and Johnson County at 4-0 apiece.
The Red Devils (10-9) play in the Hesston College tournament this weekend.
Peters said sophomore middle hitter/blocker Autumn Lamle returns to the ACCC lineup after an injury for this weekend.
“I hope that her energy can spread out there. We just don’t seem to get excited about how good we are. These girls have what it takes but right now we’re lacking the fire and desire,” Peters said.
Andrea Miller was on fire Wednesday with 17 kills at the net. Nicole Rockhold had 13 kills. Jennifer House delivered eight kills and had one block assist.
Suzie Fielsds had one solo block and three block assists plus four kills. Amy Bolen had two kills and two block assists.
Mindi Lozenski was credited with 43 set assists. Lozenski, Brooke Bingham and Miller each had a service ace.
Rockhold led the defense with 13 digs and Misty Powelson had 11 digs. Lozenski and House each had nine digs and Bingham had eight digs.