GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Munster outlasts LC in early season test

2013-08-27T21:00:00Z 2013-08-28T02:16:34Z Munster outlasts LC in early season testPaul Honeycutt Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 27, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | The back of Munster's volleyball team T-shirts read: #fearless.

The team chose that after its season-ending, five-set loss to Lake Central in last year's sectional championship.

The song was the same with a different final verse on Tuesday night after Times No. 1 Munster beat No. 2 Indians 25-19, 25-15, 22-25, 22-25, 15-12.

L.C. (4-3) opened the first set winning eight of the first 11 points thanks to four unforced Mustangs errors.

Munster toughened up and took control of the game by winning 10 of the next 13, as the Indians made five unforced errors on the last 10 rallies.

In the second set, Munster (3-0) converted on 11 of the first 13 points, including three kills from senior middle hitter Elizabeth Kloos. Fellow senior Shannon Farrell added five kills and an ace.

"It's nice to have experience because three of our girls are three-year starters," Munster coach Tracy Summers said. "They've been here in a lot of tough situations including tonight and the whole team has a never-say-die attitude."

Lake Central grabbed a 19-13 lead to start the third game, providing enough cushion to cut the match to a 2-1 deficit.

Munster did cut it to 19-16, but Farrell fell short on a spike attempt on a rally that lasted a little over two minutes, which was by far the longest one of the match.

Munster committed four unforced errors after that and LC sophomore middle hitter Victoria Gardenhire had a huge cut shot kill at the end of the set.

Neither team could score consecutive points in the fourth set until L.C. scored five of six when it was down 17-16. Munster took the next three, but three combined kills by Gardenhire and Megan Malatestinic finished off the 'Stangs and even the match at two games apiece.

Munster took 11 of the first 16 points in the deciding fifth game, which provided enough room to work with in finishing off the host Indians.

"When you have a 15-point set, you must snatch the lead early," L.C. coach Tina Tinberg said. "We can recognize some of our weaknesses now, but our defense is amazing. We're starting to build some chemistry and leadership with this group."

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 boys 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

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses