Lincoln-Way East can’t hang with Sandburg
Updated: October 11, 2011 8:22PM
Lincoln-Way East held a “Volley For the Cure” event Tuesday night in Frankfort. The fundraiser supporting breast cancer awareness went well for East, but the host Griffins couldn’t solve Sandburg.
The Eagles defeated the Griffins 25-14, 25-18 in the SouthWest Suburban Blue.
“We’re just not efficient enough against a good team,” East coach Linda Vivona said. “They’re a good-looking team; we needed to pick it up and we didn’t.”
The Griffins (21-6, 3-1) met Sandburg (23-4, 4-0) on Sept. 23 at the Rich East Tournament, with Sandburg prevailing 25-21, 29-27.
“We played more efficiently there,” Vivona said. “We’ve grown since then, and I’m kind of surprised — I thought we would have a better showing today. We’ve done better as a team since the Rich East Tournament.
“They (Sandburg) played better than we did on defense and offense, and you can’t win matches when you come up short on both defense and offense.”
Sandburg coach David Vales said he was ready for anything in this match.
“I was impressed,” he said. “We had played them so tight in the Rich East Tournament, so I was a little on edge coming into their place, where we never usually play well.”
Dakota Hampton had 11 kills, Kristy Theisen had six kills, Kelly Finlay had seven block kills and Kara Kentner had 20 assists for Sandburg.
“We were really excited,” Hampton said. “We were pumped up and knew they would be the same, so we came prepared.”
Makayla Weller had 15 digs and Katie Allen had two aces and three blocks for the Griffins.