Lady Leafs capture two conference wins

Amy Boldt
Allison Hudson tips the ball past the Streator blockers Oct. 14 against the visiting Streator Lady Bulldogs.

Geneseo volleyball nabbed two more wins this past week as the season begins to wind down with NCIC victories over Streator and Dixon.

Geneseo vs. Streator

The Lady Leafs had to come from behind Oct. 14 after falling in game one to capture the NCIC win over visiting Streator.

Geneseo had control of game one, but a few miscues and Streator was back in the game and the Lady Bulldogs took the contest, 26-24. The Lady Leafs came out in games two and three and took care of business, 25-12 and 25-13.

At the net for Geneseo, Nicole Adams led the way with nine kills, followed Sarah Ward with seven and Kelsey Burress with five. Allison Hudson came up with three blocks for the night to lead the defense, while Adams finished with two.

Hillary Lyon and Sarah Ward combined for 24 assists on the night with 13 from Lyon and 11 from Ward.

From the service line, Burress and Adams each served up four aces to lead the team. In the back court, Katie Lenz dug up five Streator kill attempts, while Jenna Mickley ended the game with four.

The junior varsity Lady Leafs captured the win over the Lady Bulldogs, 25-15 and 25-19, but the freshmen were not as lucky as they were defeated by the visitors, 21-25 and 17-25.

Geneseo vs. Dixon

It was a successful night for the Lady?Leaf volleyball program in Dixon Oct. 9 as all three squads emerged victorious.

The varsity won their match, 25-22, 18-25 and 25-19, while the sophomores defeated Dixon, 25-11 and 25-18 and the freshman won 28-26 and 25-18.

Leading the varsity offense Thursday night were Ward with 12 assists, while Adams put away nine kills. Five girls served up one ace apiece to lead the team — Lenz, Burress, Maggie Bergeson, Ward and Hudson.

Lyon also contributed six assists to the win, while Burress and Alyssa Patterson each finished with four kills.

Defensively, Adams and Hudson each came up with four blocks, while Burress ended the game with two. Lenz and Mickley led the team with three digs apiece, while Bergeson contributed two.

Geneseo will next host Sterling at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21, followed by a road contest with Ottawa at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

Alyssa Patterson goes up for the kill Oct. 14 against the visiting Streator Lady Bulldogs.