2007
Volleyball falls in NAC tournament final

Volleyball falls in NAC tournament final
November 3, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Lakeland College showed why it was the No. 1 seed and Northern Athletics Conference regular season champion as it defeated Benedictine University, 3-1, to also claim the NAC tournament championship. The Eagles were defeated by LC in game scores of 30-23, 18-30, 30-27, 30-23, as the team fell to 27-7 on the year overall. Freshman Kayla Leyden led the attack with 21 kills and a .269 attack percentage, while also amassing a team-leading 21 digs on the defensive side of the net. Senior Danielle Mikos added 13 kills and three blocks. Fellow senior Rachel Sypole had 11 kills and 10 digs. Jessica Judges had 18 digs. Senior setter Angela Vitto had 11 digs and 27 assists.

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