Volleyball remains undefeated in Colorado

Adrianne Lara

The No. 9 ranked Ichabods traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 9 to open the 2015 Steel & Silver Classic. 

The Ichabods(8-0) started the day off with a 3-0 win over the Adams State Grizzlies.

The two teams had tight scores through all three sets (26-24, 25-23, 25-14), but Adams State was no match for WU’s stamina. 

Washburn ended the day with another win over the UC-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions. After a close loss in the first set, 25-27, Washburn took over with three back-to-back wins, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-19. 

Key players for the day included junior outside hitter Leanna Willer scoring 10 kills against Adams State and 22 over UCCS, with a day’s total of one ace, nine blocks, two assists and nine digs.  

Sophomore outside hitter Paige Regnier compiled 23 total kills. Senior setter Liz Powell led the day with 75 assists and 24 digs.

Junior libero Alyssa Carney scored one ace, had eight assists and 40 digs. 

The Ichabods continued on Sept. 10 in Pueblo, Colo. with two more victories over CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves and Western State Mountaineers, remaining undefeated in their 2015 season. 

WU first winning set was against Pueblo, completing the game in five sets.

The loss in first set (22-25) had the Ichabods coming back strong with a heavy win in the second, 25-16. WU had a 16-11 lead in the third, but couldn’t manage the lead, falling at 21-25. 

The Ichabods took control of the game taking an early 9-4 lead in the fourth finishing with a 25-14 victory, and taking the game overall with a last win 15-12. 

To finish their time in Colorado, the Ichabods swept the Classic with a 3-0 victory against the Mountaineers. 

Sarah Vicory had a total of 23 kills through the day, Willer had 30 and Regnier scored 20. Powell continued to reign with 81 assists total for the day. Powell put in 36 assists and three aces. 

Juniors Willer and Carney were named into the All-Tournament team after the weekend. 

The Ichabods will travel with their 8-0 record to Russellville, Ark. Sept. 18-19 to play in the Arkansas Tech Invitational.