Lane’s volleyball team looks to settle rematch

The volleyball team has been on a tear through the back half of the season. After a six-game win streak, they will rematch the only divisional opponent to deliver them a loss this season The Rogue Community College Ospreys.

Rogue, one game ahead of Lane, is the only team in the Southern region to clinch a playoff spot.

Heading into their game against Rogue, Lane carries considerable momentum. On Oct. 25, at Titan Court, Lane dominated the Clark Community College Penguins. 

The first set of the match started neck-and-neck. After a mid-set timeout by Clark, The Titans took the lead and never gave it back.

Starting the second half of the set for Lane was Taylor Russell with a devastating service ace. Russell currently leads the team with 22 service aces on the season. 

Fighting through six attack errors, Lane allowed Clark one kill to their nine in the second half of the set. Lane won the set 15-25.

The second set did not get any better for Clark as Lane repeated their 16 kills and managed to hold themselves to only four errors. 

Clark nearly bounced back before the Titans scored another six straight points. Four came from kills, one service ace, and one attack error by the opponents. 

The demoralized visiting team struggled to fight back and Lane won the second set 14-25.

Set three began with Clark taking a three-point lead with a score of 7-4. They committed two crucial momentum-altering errors before Lane’s Maggie Blair delivered a kill for the tie at 7-7.

The Titans had nine errors that kept the game close but Clark showed fatigue and had seven of their own errors in the set. 

Lane’s Cassidy Herbert ended the set with a kill making the end score 21-25. 

Clark was sent packing three sets to zero. 

Next for the volleyball team, standing in second place in the South Region, are their division rivals, Rogue Community College. They will play at Titan Court on Nov. 1.

The competition for playoff positions is heating up, as the Linn-Benton Roadrunners are only two games behind Rogue.

Lane is primed for a spot in the playoffs but still has five post-season games in November. 

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