October 30, 2012
Vikings take Carthage to limit in CCIW Tournament
|Sophomore Emily Leazer put down 21 kills and had 24 digs as Augustana took Carthage to five sets before falling in the first round of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin volleyball tournament on Tuesday, October 30 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.|
KENOSHA, Wis. - Augustana threw a scare into second seeded Carthage before falling in the first round of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin volleyball tournament on Tuesday, October 30 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Vikings battled the whole way before dropping a tough five set match 3-2.
Carthage won the first set 25-14 before head coach Jamie Walters' team scrapped back for a 27-25 win in the second set. The Lady Reds took set number three 25-23 but the Vikings returned the favor in game four by the same score of 25-23. The decisive fifth set went to Carthage 15-13.
Sophomore Emily Leazer (St. Viator HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) was all over the court for Augustana, collecting 21 kills with 24 digs, one setting assist and one assisted block. Two other Vikings were in double figures in kills with sophomore Dory Dudley (Tremont HS, Tremont, Ill.) getting 12 and freshman Martha Murray (Evanston HS, Evanston, Ill.) picking up 10. Dudley had just one hitting error in 22 attempts and finished with a .500 hitting percentage and she also had four assisted blocks and one setting assist. Murray came through with 21 digs, four total blocks and two service aces.
Freshman setter Jordan Hampel (Hilliard-Davidson HS, Hilliard, Ohio) had 45 assists with four digs and a pair of kills. Freshman libero Kylie Siebert (Kaneland HS, Sugar Grove, Ill.) picked up 14 digs and sophomore Julee Morrison (Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.) had 12 digs and a service ace.
Augustana finished the season with a 20-11 record, quite an improvement from last year's 9-23 mark. The Vikings won the Augustana Invitational to start the season and took the Alverno Classic in mid-September. They also finished 4-0 in the Pumpkin Bash to end the season but placed second based on point differential.