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Lakers earn split in day one of tourney

By Staff | Aug 30, 2008

The Iowa Lakes volleyball took a 2-1 lead over Kirkwood, but the Eagles rallied to take the last two games and win 3-2 in the Lakers’ first match of their tournament on Friday.

The Lakers responded with a 3-0 win over McHenry College to earn a split on the first day of the Iowa Lakes volleyball tournament.

“Games 1 and 3 (against Kirkwood) we played relatively well,” said Iowa Lakes coach Scott Tschetter. “We were tied 11- in the fifth game and I was thinking, ‘okay, we’re ready to go, but we didn’t.”

The Eagles won 16-25, 25-17, 12-25, 25-17 and 15-12.

Erin Jacobsen led the Lakers with 11 kills while Caitlyn Moore had 10. Racheal Nelson and Alison Albers each had eight blocks.

Martha Stover had 35 assists and Teegan Hunziker led the defense with 30 digs.

Hunziker and Jacobsen each had three ace serve.

Against McHenry, Tschetter described the Lakers play as “solid” in their 25-16, 26-24, 25-23 win.

Jacobsen led the way with 19 kills while Hunziker had 10 kills and 22 digs. Stover had 34 set assists. Albers and Moore each had six blocks and Moore had two ace serves.

Iowa Lakes (2-8) plays Central Community College at 9 a.m. today and plays Central Lakes College in the final match of the day at the Laker Tournament.