by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sportswriter
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles volleyball team opened their 2013 campaign with a trio of home tests and a tough challenge on the road. The following is a recap of each contest.
Friday, August 23rd
ALC vs. Berea
The Lady Eagles played their first match of the season against the visiting Lady Mountaineers of Berea College. Both teams were looking to begin their season with a bang. The hosts played hard despite having practiced together for just a short time. Unfortunately, Berea pulled out the game in scores of 25-14, 25-15, and 25-14.
For ALC, Sadie Slone had 12 assists as the setter. Macy Allen, Jessie Carter, Katie McFarland and Sarrah Huber had 2 kills apiece.
Monday, August 26th
ALC vs. Johnson University
The Lady Eagles suffered a second straight defeat in the Grady Nutt Athletic Center, dropping some tight sets to the visitors from Tennessee, 25-15, 25-21, and 25-10.
Macy Allen had 5 kills for Alice Lloyd, while Allison Watson tallied 5 digs to Delaney Pritchard‘s 4.
Tuesday, August 27th
ALC vs. IU Southeast
Battling a conference powerhouse on a second consecutive day of action proved to be too much for the young Lady Eagles squad. Alice Lloyd played hard but struggled as they tangled with the Lady Grenadiers at the net, losing the first two sets by scores of 25-10 and 25-8. The Lady Eagles managed to tie the third set at 14, but that was as close as they would get.
Delaney Pritchard had 5 digs, while Macy Allen, Sadie Slone, and Jessie Carter each had 2 kills.
Friday, August 30th
ALC @ Cincinnati Christian
In their first road trip of the 2013-14 season, the Lady Eagles traveled up north to battle non-conference opponent Cincinnati Christian. ALC had a rough go of things in this matchup, falling 25-7, 25-11, and 25-13.
Delaney Pritchard, Jamie Ginter, Hali Adams, and Katie McFarland had 2 digs apiece.
The Lady Eagles will look to bounce back on Tuesday, September 10th, when they travel south to battle Tennessee teams Hiwassee and Johnson University.