Allen comes back to down Greyhounds


October 1, 2013 - 12:00 AM

FORT SCOTT — Allen Community College’s volleyball players weren’t ready to go home quite yet.
Trailing host Fort Scott 2 sets to 1, the Red Devils fought tooth and nail in the fourth set, eventually forcing a tie-breaker.
Once Allen knotted the proceedings, the rest was all ACC. The Red Devils raced to an 8-2 lead to take control of the fifth and final set and eventually earn a 25-14, 16-25, 21-25, 26-24, 15-11 victory.
“What an intense evening,” ACC head coach Jessica Peters said. “This was a true example of what finishing looks like.”
The Red Devils finished and started on high notes, but struggled in between.
“We set the bar high in the first set, leaving the Greyhounds stunned,” Peters said, “only to switch roles in the second set.”
Allen’s errors in the second set accounted for 13 of Fort Scott’s 25 points. Nearly all of the errors were on attacks and digs.
The Red Devils righted their ship somewhat in the third set, but still fell four points short.
The fourth set was a nailbiter to the finish, Peters noted, and ultimately gave momentum back to ACC.
Danielle Goodman’s tip at the net forced a Greyhound error at match point, giving the win to ACC. The victory lifts Allen’s overall record to 13-3. The Red Devils are 3-3 in Region VI action.
“We had great numbers across the front row, with a majority of our offensive options in positive hitting percentages tonight,” Peters said. “This was a major win for Allen.”
Sidney Keith and Goodman led the way with 18 and 15-kills, respectively. Keith’s attack percentage was a sterling .325 on the night. Goodman’s was .317. Lizzy Huey wasn’t far behind with a .261 attack percentage, good for eight kills. Adriee Munoz racked up 34 set assists. She also had four kills. Sarah Charbonneau led the way with 22 digs. Keith had 21 and Munoz 13. Huey and Andonae Magdziarz each had solo blocks. Sarah Webb had three block assists.
Leading point scorers were Keith, 18, Goodman, 15.5, and Huey, 10.5.
The Red Devils hit the road Wednesday to take on Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for the third time this season. The match starts at 6 p.m. A tournament in Coffeyville follows Friday and Saturday.