Lady Lancers take down Goshen
GOSHEN, Ind. – Grace’s volleyball team claimed a victory in four sets against Goshen on Saturday.
The Lady Lancers (6-9, 2-2 Crossroads League) secured their second straight win by a score of 3-1 over the Maple Leafs (5-11, 0-4 CL).
Grace jumped out to an early 4-1 edge in the first set and never gave up the lead, winning the set 25-19.
In the second set, the Lady Lancers found themselves down 11-16 before head coach Katie Van Hofwegen called a timeout. This proved to be a crucial decision as Grace went on to score six unanswered points to take the lead. The Lady Lancers rode the momentum to a 25-22 win.
On the verge of a sweep, the Lady Lancers stumbled in the third set. Goshen held a lead for most of the set.
Down 20-24, Grace rallied with kills from Jadyn Block and Makaela Lochmueller to push the score to 23-24 and force a Goshen timeout. Goshen scored a quick point out of the timeout to take the set 25-23.
The Lady Lancers responded in the fourth set, dominating at the net. Of the first 13 points, six of them were block points.
An ace from Emily Sharp and key blocks from Makayla Bell, Lochmueller and Katie Swanson culminated in an early 13-5 lead. Grace closed out the set with big kills from Corynne Aelker and Alexa Hill to win 25-14.
Swanson enjoyed a standout performance, producing a season-high 15 kills to lead Grace. Bell also hit double digits with 12 kills. Hill led the team with 43 assists.
The Lady Lancers’ defense was anchored by Gina Novotny with 20 digs. Sharp and Grace Erwin contributed 13 digs apiece.
Lochmueller was dominant at the net, with five block assists and a solo block to go along with seven kills. Block also finished with a season-best eight kills.
Grace is back at home on Wednesday. The Lady Lancers will take on Taylor at 7 p.m. at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.