Women’s volleyball kicks off season with home opener win

On Sept. 16, the women’s volleyball home opener held their first game, which was against Quincy University.  Though the women’s volleyball team had a little bit of a rough start, they came back strong with a final score of 25-21. 

 The Flyers did not have a great start but then took a five-point lead with the help of fifth year player Ava Venema and her kill that turned a nine-point lead into 20-11. Quincy did come back after a bad set with 7-1 and cut the Flyer’s lead at 21-18. 

Lewis stayed on their toes, closed the set score and won the opener 25-21. In this set, Venema was responsible for nearly half of the kills for the Flyers in this frame with seven in nine swings. 

The Flyers did not let loose and led the next set with three points early on, taking the lead by five points in the set. Eventually, Quincy made a small comeback later on in the game, raising the score and this gave them a small lead of 17-16. However, the Flyers did not give up so easily and came back strong with a final score of 21-19.

Lewis started off the last set strong and kept their spirits high throughout the whole set. The Flyers started the lead with four points and kept this up all the way, ending the game with a final score of 25-12 in their set win. This was a great home opener for the Lewis fans to watch the women’s volleyball win at home. 

It was a great game for Venema, who finished the match with a match-high 13 kills and it seemed that most were taking place in the second set also by Sophomore  Natalie Stefanski having 12 kills and by junior  Juliana Von Loo with nine. The Flyers finished the match hitting .281 recording and 48 kills against 14 errors in 121 chances. This was a great home opening match for the women’s volleyball team and just the start of the season. This upcoming week there will be two volleyball games at Lewis University in Neil Carey Arena. On Friday, Oct.1st, the Flyers will be up against Maryville University and Saturday, Oct. 2nd against Lindenwood University.

Photo Credit: Luis Chavez

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