The Ottumwa Courier

August 24, 2013

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


Ottumwa Courier

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.

“There were very many outstanding and promising moments against a solid South Suburban team,” Lyon said. “Katie Soddy did an outstanding job dishing out the sets (collecting 61 of her team-best 102 assists in the five-game win). The chemistry is coming to life for us.”

Indian Hills (2-2) will look to close out the season-opening South Suburban Tournament above .500 today. The Warriors face Prairie State College at 10 a.m. and Ancilla College at noon.

SOUTH SUBURBAN TOURNAMENT

Friday’s Matches

No. 7 (DII) Moraine Valley 25-19-25-25

Indian Hills 19-25-19-21

IHCC Statistics

Serving — Katie Soddy 16-17, Marlee Lindstrom 13-14, Peyton Crosser 12-12, Shelby Lauterbach 12-15, Stephanie Rodriguez 9-10, Kaylee Scholten 8-9, Mirela Vosconcoles 4-5, Ramiah st. Flair 1-1. Team 75-84. Aces — Rodriguez 3, Soddy 3, Lauterbach, Lindstrom. Team — 8.

Hitting — Shelby Lauterbach 38-40, Peyton Crosser 20-21, Camila Araujo 14-16, Rodriguez 14-16, Soddy 9-9, Vosconcoles 9-11, Kassidy Guiham 1-1. Team 122-133. Kills — Lauterbach 16, Crosser 7, Vosconcoles 6, Araujo 5, Rodriguez 3, Soddy 3, Guiham. Team — 48.

Setting — Soddy 41, Lauterbach 2, Guiham, Lindstrom, Scholten. Team — 46.

Blocks — Crosser 3, Soddy 3, Araujo, st. Flair. Team — 8.

Digs — Lindstrom 25, Scholten 16, Guiham 14, Lauterbach 12, Soddy 9, Rodriguez 5, Crosser 4, Vosconcoles. Team — 86.

Indian Hills 25-20-26-21-15

South Suburban 18-25-24-25-11

IHCC Statistics

Serving — Shelby Lauterbach 27-32, Katie Soddy 17-19, Marlee Lindstrom 16-16, Kaylee Scholten 13-14, Peyton Crosser 12-12, Kassidy Guiham 6-7, Camila Araujo 3-5, Ramiah st. Flair 1-1. Team 95-106. Aces — Lauterbach 3, Soddy 2, Lindstrom. Team — 6.

Hitting — Lauterbach 46-56, Crosser 29-36, Araujo 25-33, Mirela Vosconcoles 9-12, Soddy 8-10, st. Flair 7-11, Scholten 2-2. Team 126-160. Kills — Lauterbach 20, Crosser 19, Araujo 17, st. Flair 3, Vosconcoles 3, Soddy 2. Team — 64.

Setting — Soddy 61, Lindstrom, Vosconcoles. Team — 63.

Blocks — Crosser 7, Soddy 5, Araujo 2, st. Flair, Vosconcoles. Team — 16.

Digs — Lindstrom 23, Scholten 17, Guiham 9, Lauterbach 9, Crosser 8, Soddy 7, Araujo 3, Vosconcoles 2, st. Flair. Team — 79.