Girls volleyball

Crown Point picks up big DAC volleyball win over Lake Central

2013-09-03T21:15:00Z 2013-09-04T21:42:08Z Crown Point picks up big DAC volleyball win over Lake CentralMichael Raines Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 03, 2013 9:15 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Even this early in the season, a four-set Duneland Athletic Conference win over Times No. 2 Lake Central could set the tone for the No. 10 Crown Point Bulldogs.

“I feel we are one of the top teams in the conference,” C.P. coach Alison Duncan said. “Lake Central is a very good team. We came out here and took control of the match for the most part.”

After winning two sets and dropping the third, Crown Point had jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the fourth and led 15-10 before the Indians rallied and went on a 13-8 scoring run, tying the set as late as 23-23. The Bulldogs recovered, however, with two straight points and won on a return out-of-bounds after Alyssa Mazur’s match-point serve crawled over the net.

Lake Central forced a fourth set with a 25-21 win in the third. The Indians rallied three points to tie the set 18-18, forcing a Crown Point timeout. After the time out, Lake Central extended its point-streak to six before the Bulldogs took another timeout.

The Indians again took the first point coming out of the timeout, going up 22-18 and staved off a short Crown Point rally to win on Victoria Gardenhire’s set-point ace.

“They served aggressively tonight and we were a little bit out of our system,” Lake Central coach Tina Tinberg said. “We served more aggressive, we were in system, we were blocking some balls and we were executing offensively in the third and the fourth.”

In the first set, the 24-20 set-point serve went into the net but Crown Point eventually won 25-22 on a block kill by Caley Rainford. Megan Fajman served five straight points early in the set but the Indians rallied and the score was tied as late as 18-18.

Crown Point cruised to a 10-point win in the second set, highlighted by three scoring runs. Jordyn Banske served four straight points for the Bulldogs, Alyssa Mazur served five straight and Courtney Covaciu served three straight.

“In the beginning of the season, we hold true to experimenting with lineups and seeing what’s going to work,” Duncan said. “I think we’ve definitely found our six rotations that we’re going to stick with for the rest of the year. They’re very effective.

“This is a big week for us. We play Chesterton on Thursday and we’re going to a Logansport tournament this weekend. It’s a lot of volleyball and a lot of opportunities for us to do a lot of good things.”

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best girls cross country team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News