October 2, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - The John A. Logan College volleyball team took care of business on the road Wednesday, sweeping past LincolnTrail: 25-13, 25-11, 25-7. 

With the win, the Volunteers improve to 5-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference, 13-4 overall. The Statesmen fall to 0-6 in league play, 0-10 overall. Trail has yet to win a set, much less a match.

Logan was led offensively by sophomore middle hitter Morgan Corn of Benton with 10 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Audrey Vaughn of Murphysboro followed with seven kills. Sophomore Lauren Person and freshman Kiarra Nolan of Murphysboro totaled five kills each. Sophomore Catherine Price finished with four kills, all in the final set. 

Sophomore defensive specialist Erin Dodd of Marion was tops defensively with 11 digs. Sophomore Megan Martin led the way in assists with 25 and added seven digs. 

Freshman Carly Callahan of Carterville contributed four service aces.

"We played a little bit tight in the first set and made some service errors, but then loosened up a little and did a better  job of executing the things we wanted to do offensively and defensively in the second and third sets," said Vols head coach Bill Burnside. 

The sixth-year coach added that it was nice to see multiple players score at the net for the Vols.

"It's ideal for us to get everybody involved because it basically keeps the other team off balance," he said. "The girls just have to be efficient when they get their attempts. And tonight, we were."

Logan will host Lake Land College at 6:30 next Wednesday with first place on the line in the GRAC. Logan's lone league loss came at the hands of the Lakers earlier this season.

"It sure would be nice to pack the place and make it a special atmosphere for our girls with so much riding on that match," Burnside said.