Leesburg, Fla. – It was a 3-0 sweep by the Lake-Sumter State College volleyball team over conference foe, South Florida State College on Wednesday night, putting LSSC in great position for the postseason.
The conference match Wednesday night in the Everett A. Kelly Convocation was a full display of the overall talent level the Lakehawks possess as a team. LSSC was able to get on the board first in the first set and never look back, completing the win in three straight sets. The final scores for each match were 25-18, 25-12 and 25-11. South Florida entered the contest fourth in the conference.
Six different Lakehawks scored in the match. Talyn Allard led the way with 10 kills and 12 points. Amanda Berecz continues her efforts with the hard hat on collecting 19 digs on the night. Gabriela Hernandez tossed up 35 of the team's 37 assists while Emma Gray added eight kills and seven digs.
"I'm extremely proud of how our team played last night and the poise that this group has consistently shown," said Head Coach, Amanda Phelps. "Everyone on this team is doing their job, whatever that might be. I am looking forward to the rest of the season and I know this team is not done showing me what they can do!"
Wednesday marked the fifth time this season the team has hit over .300 in a match. To put that number in perspective, before this season, LSSC had only hit above .300 as a team four times since 2014. That would be a total of 116 matches over that period of time.
The victory over the Panthers secures the Lakehawks a top three finish in the Sun-Lakes Conference. At 6-1, LSSC is only one game behind first place Pasco-Hernando State College. The Bobcats are currently sitting top 10 in the country and will face off with Lake-Sumter on Wednesday in Leesburg with the top spot in the conference on the line. Start time is slated for 6 pm. It will be Pink Night and all fans are asked to wear pink to the event.
Wednesday (10/17) is the team's next match. The contest between the Lakehawks and Gulf Coast State College has been postponed and moved to Thursday, October 25. In a corresponding move, the match against Polk State has been canceled and will not be made up.