Sandburg Volleyball Wins Wild One With Lincoln in 5 Sets

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, September 25, 2017 8:28 PM

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team came back to take the last two sets and top Lincoln 25-15, 20-25, 17-25, 25-22, 16-14 in a five-set nonconference thriller Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

Emma Derry (Augusta, Ill./Southeastern) had 37 digs — one away from matching her season high — 11 digs and two aces for the Chargers (12-7), who have won 10 of their last 12 overall and are unbeaten in four home matches.

After the Lynx (10-7) closed the third set with five straight points to go ahead two sets to one, Sandburg forced a decisive fifth thanks to Sam Mayberry’s (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) kill on set point in the fourth. 

A Hannah Thompson (Blandinsville, Ill./West Prairie) kill followed by a Thompson ace gave the Chargers a 10-6 advantage in the fifth, but Lincoln came back to tie it at 13. Derry then fed Thompson for a kill to force match point, but Lincoln stayed alive thanks to a Maddie Malinowski kill. Derry set up Jordan Price (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) for a kill to give Sandburg another match point, and Thompson followed with a kill off a set from Camerin Huizenga (Fulton, Ill./Futon) to close out a wild victory.

Josalyn Owens (Lincoln, Ill./Lincoln) had a team-leading 17 kills for the Chargers against her hometown team. Thompson totaled 14 kills, while Lexi Strange (Emden, Ill./Hartsburg-Emden) notched a season-best 13 for the Chargers.

Adre Vetter (Emden, Ill./Hartsburg-Emden) picked up 29 digs against a hard-hitting Lynx attack, while Haley Stevenson (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) added 13 digs and a team-best three aces for the Chargers.

Sandburg returns to Arrowhead Conference action Tuesday night in the first of two crucial league matches this week. The Chargers travel to face Highland at 6 p.m. Tuesday before coming back home to take on 10th-ranked Sauk Valley at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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