BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College volleyball team split its home Tri-Match Friday against Hannibal-LaGrange and College of the Ozarks (Mo.). The Scots defeated the Trojans 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-19) and fell to the Bobcats 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-25). After sweeping HLG, the Scots played a tough first set against Ozarks winning the set, but falling in the next three sets.
Lyon is now 10-10 overall on the season and 2-3 in the conference. HLG is 4-16 overall and 1-3 in the AMC, while College of the Ozarks is 20-3 in the year.
Hannibal-LaGrange University: With the first set tied at six between the two teams, Lyon went on a 9-0 run as Chelzie Ulu (SR/Hilo, Hawaii) and Katherine Jeane (FR/Greenbrier, Ark.) each posted two kills in the stretch. HLG would cut the deficit to 16-13, but the Scots took the first set by a score of 25-18.
Lyon broke an 11-11 tie in the second set on an attacking error by the Trojans. Popovic and Shanks would then add kills, followed by a service ace from Maggie Saad (FR/Little Rock, Ark.) as part of a four point run to give the Scots a 16-11 lead. Lyon would build the lead to 23-12, before taking the set 25-13.
Another close third set pitted Lyon holding onto a 19-17 lead. Shelby Powell (SO/Hot Springs, Ark.) would tack on a kill, followed by another service ace by Saad to give Lyon a 21-17 advantage. The Scots would score four of the final six points to win the set 25-19, and match 3-0.
College of the Ozarks: Lyon battled in the first set and took it 25-22 over College of the Ozarks. The Scots then led 21-17 in the second set, but Ozarks would climb back in it and defeat the Scots 25-23 to split the first two games.
Ozarks built a respectable lead of 15-8 in set three, but Lyon would cut into it later on trailing just 22-19 after a kill by Shanks. The Bobcats then scored three of the next five points to take set three 25-20.
In set four, the Scots fell behind 17-9 and could never recover, despite making a 4-1 run to trail just 18-13. Ozarks would go on a run and take the final set by a score of 25-15.
- Iva Popovic (JR/Novi Sad, Serbia) (9), Ulu (7) and Michayla Shanks (SO/Republic, Mo.) (5) combined for 21 of the Scots 37 kills.
- Ellie Embry (SO/Huntsville, Ark.) had a team high 18 assists, while Jordan Dabdub (SO/Fort Smith, Ark.) added 14.
- Madisson Williams (JR/Hot Springs, Ark.) led the team with 19 digs.
- Lyon hit .204 in the match, while HLG posted a .000 hitting percentage.
College of the Ozarks
- Popovic, Shanks and Ulu combined for 32 kills, with Popovic and Shanks recording a season high 11 and Ulu adding 10.
- Williams finished nine digs short of her career high with 30 in the match.
- Dabdub posted 25 assists on the night to lead the Scots.
- Dabdub and Shanks each had four service aces, while Williams, Embry and Saad recorded one apiece.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon returns to action inside Becknell Gymnasium on Oct. 6-7 when they host Crowley's Ridge College (Ark.) and Central Baptist. The Scots and Pioneers will face off at 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by a 1 p.m. match on Saturday between Lyon and CBC.
|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||F|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) (4-15, 1-3 AMC)||18||13||19||0|
|Lyon College (10-9, 2-3 AMC )||25||25||25||3|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#18 Shelby Maupin - 7||Kills||#13 Iva Popovic - 9|
|#15 Jacy Allen - 2||Blocks||#8 Chelzie Ulu - 5|
|#19 Taylor Fry - 10||Digs||#1 Madisson Williams - 19|
|2 Players (#7,#18) - 1||Aces||#4 Jordan Dabdub - 6|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||4||F|
|College of the Ozarks (Mo ( 20-3)||22||25||25||25||3|
|Lyon College ( 10-10)||25||23||20||15||1|
|College of the Ozarks (Mo||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|3 Players - 13||Kills||2 Players (#13,#21) - 11|
|#25 Kaylan Smith - 6||Blocks||#13 Iva Popovic - 3|
|#4 Haley Stallings - 21||Digs||#1 Madisson Williams - 30|
|#20 Alex Spears - 2||Aces||2 Players (#4,#21) - 4|
|College of the Ozarks (Mo||Team Statistics||Lyon College|