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September 25, 2013

Warrior spikers back in bounce-back mode after sweep by Southwestern

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“Our serving has been really good lately. Ashley Strong (who as 21-22 with five aces) has been serving really strong lately and that sets us up on offense,” Blessington said. “We had to move a lot of people around early this year. It took a little while to get things adjusted, but that early season comeback we had against Indian Hills really helped us make a much smoother transition during the year.”

While Southwestern seemed to smoothly move to 15-7 on the season, allowing just one more one-point lead and two more ties to the Warriors in the final two games of the match, Indian Hills continues to find things anything but smooth as they continue to adjust with youth and lineup changes. Once again on Tuesday, IHCC suffered through moments of flat play again at times and couldn’t seem to get into a rhythm until it was too late.

“We’re still growing and we’re still trying to put things together,” Guihan said after leading the Warriors with 14 digs in the match. “We just need to execute our offense and execute our defense. We’ve still got a lot of great matches coming up. We just need to put that ball down.”

IHCC (10-11) is back on the floor Friday at Iowa Central, who is 11-9 on the season, at 7 p.m. With another top tier program coming to the Net Center Monday in Missouri State-West Plains to face the Warriors, Lyon hopes less time between matches will help her team get into a winning flow.

“It’ll be nice having more matches coming up and not having as much time waiting for matches to come around,” Lyon said. We’re 10-11 right now. That’s disappointing for a lot of people, so we’re under a lot of pressure to turn that around.”

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