September 17, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CENTRALIA - The John A. Logan College volleyball team scored a big road victory Wednesday night, taking three of four sets from Kaskaskia: 25-18, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21.

With the win, the Volunteers improve to 3-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and to 9-2 overall. The Blue Angels fall to 1-3 in the league and 7-7 overall. Logan also avenges an early-season loss to Kaskaskia at the Kankakee Invitational Tournament.

"We didn't play tonight the way we wanted to. We didn't execute the offense. We didn't have good ball control. We made unnecessary service errors (11) and generally seemed nervous out there to me, but we got a win on the road and that's all that matters," said Vols head coach Bill Burnside. 

The Vols were led in kills by freshman middle hitter Kierra Nolan of Murphysboro with 11 and added a team-high seven blocks. Another freshman, right side hitter, Chynna Byars, followed with seven kills and two blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Audrey Vaughn checked in with six kills as did freshman outside hitter Carly Callahan. Sophomore middle hitter Morgan Corn added five to go along with five blocks.

Sophomore defensive specialist Erin Dodd recorded 21 digs. Vaughn notched 16. Sophomore setter Megan Martin contributed 17 assists. Freshman setter Christy Hayden added 23.

The Vols compete at the Harper College Invitational in Palatine this weekend. They return to GRAC action Wednesday at 6:30 at Southwestern Illinois College at Belleville.