IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth gave Iowa Lakes a battle, but the Lakers’ offense was too much on Wednesday.
The visitors swept the hosts 3-0 by scores of 25-21, 27-25, 25-21.
“I talked to their coach afterward,” said Iowa Lakes coach Scott Tschetter. “She’s frustrated because their team plays hard against the better teams and then loses to the poor teams.”
Iowa Lakes’ offense provided the bulk of the Laker scoring with 45 kills on the night.
“We averaging 13 to 15 kills per game and you shouldn’t lose matches when you hit like that,” said Tschetter.
Yawen Xiao led the attack with 20 kills while Danika Stindtman had 12 and Racheal Nelson had 10. Breanna Gourley assisted on 41 kills.
Defensively, Xiao had 17 digs and Leah Flaharty had 11. Nelson led the defense at the net with 10 blocks.
Tschetter said the team’s digs and blocks were about average, but there is one deficiency.
“We don’t serve tough,” said Tschetter. “People keep coming back on us hard.”
Gourley led the team with four ace serves against the Panthers.
“We did cut down on our errors quite a bit tonight,” said Tschetter.
Iowa Lakes was at the Central Community College Tournament in Nebraska last weekend.
The Lakers beat North Platte, 22-25, 18-25, 25-20,25-20, 17-15 and lost to Cowley County 25-22, 25-22, 25-13 on Friday.
On Saturday, Barton County beat the Lakers 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 and Central beat the Lakers 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.
Iowa Lakes (15-17, 6-0) travels to Fort Dodge this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16, 17, for the Iowa Central Tournament.