September 10, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

INA- The  John A. Logan College volleyball team won its sixth straight match Wednesday night, dispatching host Rend Lake in three straight sets: 25-18, 25-18, 25-12.

The Volunteers improve to 7-3 overall, 3-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

The Warriors played well the first two sets, forcing Logan to work hard for its points.

Freshman outside hitter Annie Wehrheim of Woodlawn again paced the Vols' offense with 14 kills. She also led in digs with 14. 

Sophomore Chynna Byars was solid from the right side with seven. 

Tops in assists was freshman setter Caroline Rogers with 18 assists. She added eight digs on defense.

Freshman libero Ali Amici was second in digs with 11. Sophomore middle hitters Kierra Nolan of Murphysboro and freshman Cheyenne Pitchford of Sesser each collected three blocks and added four kills.

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Callahan of Carterville had a team-best 16 service points on the night and chipped in two kills.

"Coach (Bill) Burnside really wanted us to focus on ball control tonight, and I think we did a good job with that," Callahan said "The first couple of games were pretty close, but we kind of took care of business in the third one."

Burnside said he was pleased to get the road victory.

"We weren't doing a good job of blocking the ball at the net early on. In fact, we had seven blocking errors in the first set alone, which made it difficult to win. But as the match wore on, we got better."

Burnside said the rest of the team's game was most certainly fine.

"We were passing it OK and were really scrappy on defense. All in all, I thought it was a nice victory. Next week is going to be the big test with Kaskaskia. They are also undefeated in the conference. We will have to come up with a good game plan."

Logan plays host to Kaskaskia at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday. 

 

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