Sophomores guide ACCC to win



October 21, 2010 - 12:00 AM

On their night and in their final home match, sophomores Andrea Miller and Nicole Rockhold had a great night on the Allen County Community College volleyball court.
Miller matched her uniform number from the service line. She served for 13 points plus had five ace serves, which matches her classmate’s uniform number.
Miller delivered 10 kills at the net and two assisted blocks. Rockhold, who leads the team in kills, pounded down nine in the 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 win Wednesday over visiting Cottey College of Nevada, Mo.
Rockhold served four points. She was the defensive leader with 10 digs plus had one assisted block.
Allen County improved to 15-18 overall. The Red Devils have two Region VI, Division II matches next week to finish out the regular season.
They travel to Hesston (2-7, 2-24) Monday. The Red Devils are seventh in the region at 3-6.
Allen County plays at Coffeyville (5-4, 22-16) next Wednesday.
Allen County honored Miller, Rockhold and sophomore athletic trainer Megan Schlonga before the match.
The Red Devils played out in front of the Comets all night. Miller provided several serving runs in the match, including two four-point stints — in set one and in set three.
“I cannot express the huge impact these two players have been in the success this program has had over the last two years,” said Jessica Peters, ACCC head coach.
“We will find them a place to call home after Allen where they each can con-tinue to succeed not only on the court but in the classroom as well.”
Allen County broke out and led from the opening serve. Erika Mack, who had 11 service points in the match, served the first two.  She served two more to push ACCC out to 14-8.
Cottey closed to 18-14 when Allison Jenicke put down one of her team leading 11 kills. Miller served four consecutive points as the Red Devils went on to win.
The Comets had the serve to open the second set. The Red Devils went to their rock — Rockhold hammered in a kill.
With Nicole Reed serving, the Red Devils got back-to-back points off solo blocks by Makhala Giardina.
Cottey made its most serious threat after Allen County took an 18-9 lead. The Comets scored a point defensively then rattled off six straight service points.
Allen County stopped the run, staying in front. A tip by Leesha Plagens as Miller served provided the set-winning point.
Mack began the third set with three straight service points. Up 19-15, Miller had four straight points, as Plagens and Jenicke each had a kill at the net.
Allen County held the Comets from making another run.
Casey Droddy served seven points and had two aces plus had nine digs. Reed had five service points, nine digs and nine set assists.
Mack led the team with 20 set assists. Jenicke served two points. Mack had six digs followed by Jenicke with five, Morgan Scott with four and Shelby Greenwood with two digs.
Jenicke made one solo block and one assisted block. Plagens had a solo block.

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