BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College volleyball team rolled past Central Baptist Saturday afternoon at James C. Becknell Gymnasium, 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-21, 25-15). The teams split the first two sets before the Scots had to fight back in the third set to take the lead and eventually win.
Lyon is now 12-10 overall and 3-3 in the American Midwest Conference, while Central Baptist falls to 8-9 overall and 1-5 in the AMC on the season.
The Scots grabbed a big lead in the first set leading 12-2 against the Mustangs. Lyon would build it even further to 21-14, before Michayla Shanks (SO/Republic, Mo.) added two kills to help the Scots score four of the final five points to take the first one 25-15.
Lyon and Central Baptist would fight to a 13-13 tie before CBC scored five straight points to move up 18-13. Central Baptist would extend the lead to 22-15, before the Scots tried to make a small comeback, but CBC claimed set two 25-20.
Central Baptist grabbed a 15-9 lead in the third set, but Lyon fought back to make things interesting trailing 17-15. The Scots would tie it up at 21 after a kill from Olivia Iriana (SR/North Little Rock, Ark.), and score the final four points helped by two kills by Chelzie Ulu (SR/Hilo, Hawaii) and a service ace from Madisson Williams (JR/Hot Springs, Ark.).
The Scots then rolled in the fourth set after taking a 20-13 advantage, and winning the set 25-15.
- Ulu had a season high 16 kills, while Iriana finished second with nine.
- Four Scots recorded double-digit digs with Williams leading the way with 29. Dabdub had 12, while Shanks and Leilani Ocasio (SR/Fort Smith, Ark.) had 10.
- Maggie Saad (FR/Little Rock, Ark.) led the Scots with four service aces and Dabdub had two.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon travels to Arkansas Tech University where they will compete in the ATU Tri-Match on Tuesday. The Scots face Central Baptist at 4 p.m. and Arkansas Tech at 6 p.m.
|Central Baptist (Ark.) (8-9, 1-5 AMC)||15||25||21||15||1|
|Lyon College (12-10, 3-3 AMC)||25||20||25||25||3|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#23 Madelyn Black - 9||Kills||#8 Chelzie Ulu - 16|
|#8 Sarah Clemmons - 3||Blocks||2 Players (#8,#13) - 3|
|#5 Lenee Gibson - 23||Digs||#1 Madisson Williams - 29|
|#8 Sarah Clemmons - 2||Aces||#16 Maggie Saad - 4|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|