Allen ends road slate with win at Coffeyville

The Allen volleyball team closed their road slate of the season with a 3-1 victory at Coffeyville Wednesday. The Lady Red Devils have taken on their roles and are heading into their final home match and the playoffs with steam.



October 20, 2023 - 4:32 PM

Allen’s Isabelle Simione sets up a hit against Johnson Co. this season. REGISTER/FILE PHOTO

COFFEYVILLE — The Allen volleyball team closed out its conference road schedule with a 3-1 victory at Coffeyville Community College Wednesday. 

The Lady Red Devils (18-9; 5-4 KJCCC) won the first set, 25-21, before falling in the second set, 19-25. The Red Devils then defeated Coffeyville in the third set, 25-18, as well as the fourth set, 25-22. 

“They were competitive sets, and they had some good height at the net,” Allen head coach Maria Aitkins said. “We had to be more defensively sound and it showed. Our serving was spot on and our blocking, once we got connecting and pressing over, helped.”

In the first set, Allen recorded 17 kills as opposed to Coffeyville’s 14 kills. The second set saw the Lady Red Devils go for 11 kills as opposed to the Red Ravens’ 13 kills. Allen outdid Coffeyville in the third set with 16 kills as opposed to Coffeyville’s 11 kills. 

In the fourth and final set, Allen went for 17 kills as opposed to Coffeyville’s 13 kills. 

VERONICA Agostini led the way offensively for Allen with a team-high 16 kills, followed by Abby Altic’s 13 kills. Isabelle Simione chipped in with a team-high 48 assists. Defensively, Jolianys Roman led the way with a team-high 40 digs while Altic added 24 digs. 

“Isabella is our leader. She runs all over the court, trying to put up a good set for our hitters,” said Aitkins. “She wants everyone to be able to get opportunities. Going forward we will need to just control us and limit unforced errors. If everyone continues to play their role, we’ll be okay.”

Agostini registered a team-high 22.5 points while Altic added 14.5 points and Katy Harris went for 12.5 points. 

Allen hosts Independence Community College for their final regular season game of the season on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.