Athletics rally past CVL volleyball team

Published 10:53 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2009

After shaking off some early struggles, the Lyle/Pacelli volleyball team rallied to beat Cannon Valley Lutheran 22-25, 14-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-8 on the road Tuesday.

The Athletics (2-12 overall) had a tough time getting going early on, but they turned it on at the right time.

“It was quiet and dark in there, but I told the girls right before the third game that if they wanted to win the game, they had to get themselves pumped up,” L/P head coach Carl Ellis said.

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L/P got a boost from some strong serving as they hit 17 aces as a team from the serving line.

Alexis Balgeman had nine kills, 14 digs and four ace serves for L/P, Anne Rysavy had five assists, 10 digs and two aces, Autumn Weinmann had 11 kills and three ace serves, Emily Leif had 15 assists, five ace serves and eight digs, and Paige Smith had 19 digs and three ace serves.