The Ottumwa Courier


August 24, 2013

Five-set thriller allowed IHCC to split again in South Suburban

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — Another day in Illinois turned into another day of dramatic volleyball for the Indian Hills Warriors.

But just like Thursday, the Warrior spikers found a way to gain a split of two matches on a day that was anything but easy. Indian Hills battled Moraine Valley, the seventh-ranked team in NJCAA Division II, to a four-setter in its opening match Friday at the South Suburban Tournament in Chicago suburbs of South Holland.

After falling in the opening match to Moraine Valley, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-21, IHCC took on the host school in a thrilling match that wasn’t decided until the late stages Friday night. The Warriors picked up a hard-earned second win with a 25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 21-25, 15-11 triumph over the host school in the best match so far of South Suburban’s home volleyball tourney.

The efforts of Shelby Lauterbach, Camilla Araujo and Peyton Crosser pulled us out of an exciting five-game match,” IHCC head coach Lyndsey Lyon said after the victory over South Suburban. “We need to get off the roller coaster ride and smooth out the ride to compete.”

Lauterbach, who had a team-best 20 kills and three ace serves in the five-set win for the Warriors, also stepped up at the net in the loss to Moraine Valley. The sophomore had 16 of IHCC’s 48 kills in the four-game loss.

“It was solid play throughout, but having to switch up our line up due to injuries is taking an early toll on us,” Lyon said. We need to overcome end-of-the-match jitters. We are finding ourselves stuck in the 19-20 point range and can’t find a way to finish.”

Crosser also came up big helping IHCC close out its second win of the season. In the decisive fifth game against South Suburban, the former Ottumwa Bulldog led the Warriors with five kills and was 8-9 attacking at the net.

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