The Lady Leafs’ volleyball team played a close match against defending conference champion Sterling and defeated Rock Island.

The Lady Leafs’ volleyball team played a close match against defending conference champion Sterling and defeated Rock Island.

Sterling at Geneseo

The Lady Leafs fell in a pair of close sets against the defending Northern Illinois Big 12 champions Sterling, on Sept. 13.

Geneseo’s Breanna Smith and Hannah Himmelman each tallied three kills, and Maggi Weller finished with 10 digs.

Rachel Daniels notched six assists, and Hannah Adams finished with four assists.

Lily Gerth and Emily Pobanz each finished with two kills, and Caitlin Gilmore finished with three digs.

Rock Island at Geneseo

The Lady Leafs set an early tone dominating Rock Island 25-9, 25-19 on Sept. 18.

Geneseo’s Weller tallied 19 digs, and Daniels finished with 12 assists.

Pobanz and Himmelman each put away six kills, and Gerth notched four digs and four kills.

Smith tacked on three kills, and Gilmore finished with six digs.

Adams finished with six digs and three assists, and Keeli Frerichs finished with three digs.

The Lady Leafs’ next home match will be against Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.