Lake Mills Volleyball dominates Mason City Newman

Published 11:10 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kelci Larson, left, and Amanda Lampman, right, try to block the ball on Tuesday against Mason City Newman. -- Jon Theuer/Albert Lea Tribune

LAKE MILLS, Iowa- With a 1-0 conference record heading into Tuesday, the Lake Mills volleyball team looked to keep on rolling in the North Iowa Conference as they faced Mason City Newman on Tuesday night in Lake Mills.

The Bulldogs used a total team effort against Mason City Newman to sweep the Knights 25-11, 25-8, 25-13 to move to 2-0 in the NIC.

“I’ve been preaching with our team to be efficient,” Lake Mills volleyball coach Jim Boehmer said. “Be efficient with the pass, be efficient with the set and be efficient with your swing. We just say of we don’t make mistakes on our half, we’re going to be tough to beat.”

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The Bulldogs showed how to be efficient in the first game of the match.

With a 12-8 lead, Lake Mills rolled off 11 straight points to take a 23-9 lead and took the first game 25-11.

In the second game, The Bulldogs again showed how to pile up the points when they had runs of six points, six points and seven straight points to dominate the second game 25-8.

In the third game, Lake Mills used an early 8-0 run to get ahead of the Knights and rolled to a 25-13 win and earn the sweep.

The Bulldogs were fantastic from the service line as they connected on over 90 percent of its serves on the night.

“Our girls were serving with a purpose tonight,” Boehmer said. “We weren’t just trying to serve the ball, we were trying to disrupt their offense. With either a sink serve or a serve that was slow into their setter. If you get a team where they have to chase the ball, defensively, it’s going to be easier to compete.”

Along with the fantastic serving, the Lake Mills front line of Josie Brackey, Amanda Lampman and Abbey Honsey all played key roles against Newman.

The trio combined for 24 kills and 4 blocks at the net for the Bulldogs.

“Jose, Amanda and Abbey can all swing hard at the ball,” Boehmer said. “one on the left side, one in the middle and one on the right side. Lindy Pins is still coming off an injury and we have Kelci Larson to step into her spot, so her and Lindy can do the job.”

Josie Brackey led Lake Mills with 14 kills, while Amanda Lampman had 9.

Morgan Fjelstad recorded 21 assists for the Bulldogs.

Lindy Pins and Amanda Lampman both had two blocks, while Josie Brackey led Lake Mills with four digs.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Thursday as they travel to Belmond for another North Iowa Conference clash.