Vikings top Carroll in MWC opener

Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Lawrence University volleyball team downed Carroll University 3-1 on Tuesday at Alexander Gymnasium in the Midwest Conference opener for both teams.

Lawrence (6-8, 1-0 MWC) won 25-14, 25-19, 32-34, 25-20.

Shannon McLain paced Lawrence with 20 kills and a .319 hitting percentage. Clare Bohrer added 16 kills and seven blocks for the Vikings. Diane McLeod piled up 51 assists and picked up 21 digs. Kathleen Rowland had a team-high 27 digs for the Vikings.

Lawrence’s Sam Nimmer recorded nine digs and passed 1,000 digs for her career.

Emily Cecka led Carroll (7-9, 0-1) with 14 kills, Samantha Derynda picked up 39 assists and Michelle Eberhardy had 30 digs.

Lawrence rolled through the first two sets, but Carroll survived three match points for the Vikings and came back to win the third set 34-32.

The Vikings then trailed 11-8 in the fourth set, but six of the next seven points to grab a 14-12 lead. After Carroll cut the lead to 14-13, Lawrence went on a 7-2 run to grab a 21-15 edge. The Vikings led 22-20 before three consecutive attack errors by the Pioneers gave Lawrence the win.

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