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Greyhounds fight off Lakers in three sets

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fort Scott Community Colleges Dani Rubow (12) goes for a kill during the second game of a match aganist Longview, Mo., at Arnold Arena Tuesday night. The Chanute freshman finished the match with 11 kills and 3 blocks as the Greyhounds swept the Lakers.
(Kenny Felt/Special to the Tribune)
Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team had to fight off a scrappy Longview team at Arnold Arena Tuesday night. The 16th-ranked Greyhounds (12-2) trailed in every set but found a way to sweep the Lakers, 25-21, 25-21, 26-24.

"We found ourselves behind in each set but I think that was because we were giving up unnecessary points," Fort Scott Head Coach Lindsay Hill said. "Once we figured that out and tried to earn our own points, it became a lot easier."

Fort Scott trailed 9-4 in the first set but scored 10 of the next 11. The rally began as Chanute freshman Dani Rubow picked up a couple of kills and a block during the first four points of that run.

Longview came back to tie the score at 20-20 before Fort Scott finished with 5 of 6 last six.

The 'Hounds never trailed by more than 3 in the second set but didn't get their first lead until a Rubow block made it 16-15. She also scored the next point on a kill.

Longview tied it at 17-17 but Haylee Toothman broke the tie and Fort Scott never trailed in that set again.

The Lakers led most of the third set, although never by more than 2 points, and were up 23-22. Toothman tied the score and a Longview error put the 'Hounds up one.

Longview's Erin Eckhoff got a kill to tie the score. But Rubow put the 'Hounds ahead again and a Laker error finished out the match.

Toothman, a freshman from Shawnee, led the 'Hounds with 12 kills while Rubow had 11 kills and 3 blocks.

"We're putting a lot of pressure on (Rubow) to earn more points," Hill said. "Obviously, we get points out of (sophomore) Ashley Bell ... and we run a fast enough offense where they need to be options all the time. We spent a lot of time in practice this week getting Dani a lot of reps."

Ali Cure added 7 kills while Bell had 6. Taylyn Schwartz, one of the nation's leaders in assists per set, handed out 32.

The Greyhounds face Cottey College tonight at Nevada.

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