COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomores Haley Gerten and Julia Wynn recorded 20 kills each– a career high for both women – to propel Columbus State volleyball to a huge conference win over Lakeland Community College, (21-25, 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 15-12). Columbus State, who is 2-4 OCCAC and 11-7 overall, has struggled in conference play this season yet showed no signs of it on the home court Friday.
The Cougars dropped the first set to the Lakers (5-2 OCCAC, 16-8 overall), but stepped up the offense and killed it in the second and third set. After losing the fourth set, Columbus State fought back and finished strong in the recond-breaking match.
Gerten hit .353 and Wynn hit .370 and had a combined total of only five errors in the five set showdown. Gerten also achieved a double-double with 12 digs while Wynn tallied four digs, two blocks, and an ace.
Brett Bey also had a career record-breaking night with 46 assists to go with 14 digs, five blocks, and four kills for her 11th double-double of the season. Freshman libero Kelli Vorst contributed 37 digs while Hannah Wallace and Julia Littell added 19 and 18 digs respectively. Wallace also had a team-high seven blocks.
On Saturday, the Cougars travel to Highland Hills to play Cuyahoga at 11:00 a.m.