Pippa Passes, KY: On September 7th, the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles volleyball team hosted the Crown College Crusaders in the home opener for 2021. After the dust had settled, ALC had earned a nice win in 4 games.
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In Game 2, ALC led the entire way, but the contest was much tighter. Leading just 16-13, the Lady Eagles came through with six big kills and rode that burst to close out the game with a 25-15 win.
In Game 3, the Lady Crusaders were determined not to go out in straight sets and responded with a solid performance. Clinging to a slight lead, Crown would turn the tables by closing out the game on a 6-3 run and win 20-25.
Game 4 saw the visitors motivated to tie things up, and they exploded out of the gates to lead 5-11. Fortunately for the Caney Creek faithful, ALC responded. First, sophomore Brooklyn Cheek and freshman Jayden Rogers would combine for 5 consecutive kills to fuel an 8-0 run, and suddenly, Alice Lloyd led 13-11. Then, after Crown earned one of those points back, (13-12) the Pippa Passes ladies rolled off 4 quick points to gain some breathing room (17-12). From there, the home squad shut the door and took home the 25-20 victory.
On the day, freshmen Caroline Parsons and Kristin Isaac led ALC with 20 assists each while Rogers (15) and Cheek (11) paved the way in kills. Sophomore Adrianna Riley led in digs with 14 while senior Jasmine Hamilton and sophomore Kaylee Yates and sophomore Kristin Issac both had 3 blocks. Senior Jenni Droke led with 5 aces, while Issac added 4.