Lawrence rolls past Prairie Fire

Posted on: October 1st, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Lawrence University volleyball team remained unbeaten in Midwest Conference play with a 3-0 victory over Knox College on Saturday at Alexander Gymnasium.

Lawrence improved to 3-0 in the conference with the 25-18, 25-17, 25-12 victory.

Clare Bohrer paced Lawrence (10-9, 3-0 MWC) with 10 kills on only 16 attempts. Betsy Sorensen added nine kills on only 10 attempts. Diane McLeod picked up 29 assists and 11 digs for the Vikings, and Kathleen Rowland had a  team-high 16 digs.

Kelly Ricketts paced Knox (0-18, 0-4) with nine kills.

Lawrence bolted to an early lead in the opening set with a 10-4 lead. Knox pulled to within 16-13, but Lawrence scored seven of the next 11 points to pull away.

The Vikings led 18-15 in the second set, but Lawrence then scored the next three points to build its margin. The Prairie Fire didn’t get closer than five points after that.

Lawrence led 4-3 in the third set before scoring the next 12 points and cruising to win the set and match.

The Vikings return to action on Tuesday when they travel to the UW-Stevens Point Quadrangular.

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