by Josh Decker
The Cedarville Lady Jackets dominated a struggling Lake Erie side 3-0 on Friday night. The win improves Cedarville’s record to 7-10 on the season and gives the Lady Jackets positive momentum following a long stretch of road games.
The offense was rolling for the Lady Jackets, finishing the match with 38 kills and 9 aces.
Cedarville was led by senior Liene Miller who contributed 14 kills, followed by junior Riley Hensley who had 10 kills. Junior Hannah Willow added nine kills for the Lady Jackets and three blocks.
Cedarville jumped out quickly and took an early 6-0 advantage. The Lady Jackets held all the momentum and energy in the first set and continued to dominate Lake Erie who had no answer to the Jackets’ offense.
The score was 10-0 before the Storm got their first point of the match as Cedarville cruised to a 25-8 win in the first set.
The second set was a more evenly-contested game. Lake Erie climbed out to an early lead, but the Lady Jackets rallied to tie the match. The teams continued to trade points until Cedarville’s offense picked up again which led to a 25-21 win in the second set for the Lady Jackets.
The third set proved to be another tightly contested game. Cedarville had a small lead halfway through the set, but the Storm fought back to make things interesting. The Lady Jackets’, who already had the momentum on their side, managed to escape with a 25-22 victory to win the match 3-0.
“It was just nice to be home again after being away for almost a month and a half,” said head coach Greg Smith. “I think the team played well.”
Cedarville has a quick one-day turnaround as the team is set to play host to Ursuline this Saturday, Oct. 23 in another G-MAC matchup. The match is set to begin at 3 p.m. as the Lady Jackets look for a third straight win.
Josh Decker is a senior Sport Business Management major, and a sports reporter for Cedars. He loves playing sports with friends, and spends much of his free time as a student assistant for the Cedarville men’s basketball team.