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volleyball2_120The Lansing varsity girls volleyball team finished up its regular season on Monday (Oct 24th) with an impressive 3 game sweep of Moravia on senior night by scores of 25-14, 25-6 and 25-8. The lady Bobcats finished second in the IAC large North division with a 11 and 3 record.

Prior to the match the 7 varsity seniors and 2 managers were honored in an emotional ceremony in which members of the junior class the seniors themselves and their coach all made short speeches.

" In my 8 years as a coach this is the toughest group ( The seniors) to see go", said second year coach Brenda Powers. " They came out and finished what they started."

Game 1 featured 5 ties and 5 lead changes over the first 14 pts with the teams last tied at 8-8.  A 5-0 Lansing run made it a 12-7 advantage and the home team never looked back. The individual star was clearly senior Shanna Shaff who during one stretch had 3 consecutive aces  6 overall.

In game 2 the Bobcats raced to an early 7-0 lead, with all of the service points comming from Shaff, 5 of them aces.  Shaff and fellow seniors Amber Ryan and Amber Howser helped build a 18-4 margin, with a Ryan ace fittingly ending game 2 and the 19 point winning margin.

Game 3  was pretty much of the same, as the strong serving of co-captain Caroline Prybyl got the Bobcats out to a 13-4 lead.  All 7 seniors had their moments as they end their home careers on a high note.

With just 3 loses, two to IAC champ T-Burg, the Bobcats now await their opponent in next weeks sectional playoffs.  In addition the announcement of the IAC allstar teams will also be announced with the Bobcats expected to have several girls on the teams.

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