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Tigers ready for Midget attack

ELC loses 3-1 for first Lakes Conference loss

September 18, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

SPENCER - Estherville Lincoln Central didn't take its "A" game to Spencer on Tuesday.

The host Tigers took advantage and won in four games by scores of 25-11, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-22.

"Mentally we weren't ready to play the first game," said ELC coach Tyler Johnson.

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Estherville Lincoln Central senior Allie Sievert takes a swing against Spencer in Lakes Conference Volleyball action Tuesday in Spencer.
EDN photo by David Swartz

The Tigers attacked ELC's middle with quick sets.

"We aren't used to seeing that and weren't in our proper spots," the coach said. "They dominated by passing well and we struggled to stop them all night in the middle."

The one difference was the second game, which ELC won with better passing and a poor serve reception game by the Tigers.

Allie Sievert led the Midgets with six kills and six blocks. Paige Guge had five kills.

Guge also was 15-of-15 serving. Kristen King had two ace serves and Tayler Bodle had three blocks.

"Hitting, we didn't do well all night," said Johnson. "Our passes weren't there and when we had chances, we didn't swing well."

ELC (6-4 overall, 1-1 in the Lakes Conference) hosts Western Christian for Parent's Night on Thursday.

In freshman play, ELC lost to Spencer, 25-16, 25-1. The ELC junior varsity lost 25-21, 25-8.



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