The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles, under the direction of Coach Jason Stowers, played their first ever conference volleyball match in school history over the weekend as they journeyed to Berea for a tri-match. They first faced the host Lady Mountaineers, and then played powerful Indiana University Southeast. Below are recaps of each contest.
Berea: 25, 25, 25
ALC: 13, 20, 23
After recovering from early jitters the Lady Eagles battled back to give Berea all they could handle before falling in straight sets. The last 2 matches in particular were toss-ups until the very end.
IUSE: 25, 25, 25
ALC: 7, 4, 5
The Lady Eagle’s battled hard, but fell at the hands of the powerful Lady Grenadiers who showed why they are considered one of the league’s toughest squads.
Coach Stowers commented after the weekend, “I was pleased with the girl’s effort and am really encouraged by the progress we are making. Our serving was much improved over our last contest, and the girls are learning their roles. We fought Berea hard and made them earn every point. IUSE has an overpowering frontline, but our girls refused to back down, and the effort was there.” He further added, “We will continue our hard work, and I believe we will make great strides over the season.”