Lyle-Pacelli volleyball team rallies past Schaeffer Academy

Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Lyle-Pacelli volleyball team survived a slow start to beat Schaeffer Academy (3-8 overall, 3-4 SEC) 24-26, 24-26, 25-15, 25-15, 15-13 in Pacelli Gym Tuesday.

The Athletics (9-7 overall, 5-0 SEC) dropped the first two games, but rallied off three straight must-win games.

“Schaeffer has gotten better and we had to change some things,” LP head coach Lindsay Leif said. “It was a pretty hard fight and I was proud that we didn’t give up. In the third and fourth games, we played our game and the fifth game was a good, hard fought game by both teams.”

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Kendall Truckenmiller came off the bench to serve three aces for LP and Sarah Holtz had 13 kills.

LP stats: Kendall Truckenmiller, 10-for-10 serving, 3 aces; Zoe Lester, 14-for-14 serving, 2 aces; Sarah Holtz, 13 kills, 2 ace blocks, 15-for-16 serve receive; Bethany Strouf, 23-for-24 serve receive; Brooke Walter, 10-for-10 serve receive; Madison Truckenmiller, 6 kills; Courtney Walter, 14 set assists