East Campus vs Carl Sandburg College
Winner: Carl Sandburg
Conf: 2-5 Overall Record 14-10
Set #1 – 21-25, Set #2 – 25-19, Set #3 – 22-25, Set #4 – 13-25
We fought hard, but just couldn’t seem to get over the hump in the 1st and 3rd sets. We lost Set #1 by 4 points and had 5 service errors, 3 in a row. Those are things we were doing early in the season, but I thought we had overcome it and moved beyond it. I hope tonight was just a fluke. We need to get more touches at the net. We might not block every ball, but we have to get touches and slow the other team’s hitters down. They just get too many kills that go straight to the floor untouched . . . our back row doesn’t stand a chance.
There are times when our net play is good and we get touches and blocks, but sometimes it just disappears for stretches. We are in a tough stretch on the schedule right now. Joliet this weekend for a Tri with Moraine Valley who went to Nationals last year. Those will be two tough matches and then back to conference play next week with two road matches, Illinois Valley who beat us in 5 sets a few weeks ago and then Black Hawk Quad-Cities who we beat in 5. Lots of tough matches coming up and we need to clean up our mistakes.