The Ottumwa Courier


October 10, 2013

Warriors easily sweep Grand View Junior Varsity

OTTUMWA — So far this season, those that have shown up to watch the Indian Hills volleyball team have seen plenty of action.

Entering Thursday night, the Warrior spikers had played 28 matches on the season. Less than half of those, 13, had ended with either IHCC or its opponent earning a sweep with the Warriors doing the sweeping just six times all year – all in road matches

That’s probably what made Thursday night seem so unique. Unlike all of the previous matches at the Tom Arnold Net Center, the Warriors didn’t have to worry about playing an extra hour or any extra games. A dominant 25-14, 25-20, 25-10 sweep of the Grand View JV squad in just 57 minutes gave IHCC fans a glimpse of just home good and just how dominant the Warriors can be at its best even if the best players weren’t able to go.

“We still have players dealing with injuries and we have players dealing with illnesses, so really needed something like this,” Indian Hills head volleyball coach Lyndsey Lyon said. “We were able to just keep going. It shows a lot that kids didn’t slip to a different level. It’s nice to have one of these kind of matches that be a momentum booster.”

“We had a tough night (Tuesday) at Iowa Western, but we just found a way to push through it,” sophomore Shelby Lauterbach added.

Lauterbach led the Warriors in a dominant night at the net, nailing nine of IHCC’s 32 kills in the three-game sweep with a successful 19-21 hitting attack. Unlike many of their matches, including all their previous home contests, the Indian Hills spikers started strong and set a tone early that there would be no upset by the Vikings.

Lauterbach and freshman Camila Araujo helped get the Warriors off to strong starts in all three games. The Warriors opened up the night scoring 12 of the first 13 points in the opening game and never looked back, winning the opening game in a breeze 25-14.

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