Women’s volleyball heads to championship after final regular season match

Senior Allyson Clancy claps to encourage her teammates during the match against Missouri Southern State University on Saturday night at the Hyland Arena.
Photo by Merlina San Nicolás

MERLINA SAN NICOLAS Reporter

Banners for the two seniors, Allyson Clancy and Bailey Dvorak, were put up all around the court for Senior Day.
Photo by Merlina San Nicolás

The Lindenwood women’s volleyball team swept Missouri Southern State University 3-0 Saturday night at the Hyland Arena.

Although Missouri Southern gave a good fight, the Lions dominated the last match of the regular season from beginning to end with sets of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-18.

Sarah Wagenknecht led the Lions by posting 10 digs, followed by Alexa Pressley, who recorded 16 kills and a .355 attack percentage.

With Hyland decorated in honor of the seniors, two Lions were recognized with flowers and pictures before the match started.

“Yesterday was pretty emotional; we have some great teammates that made it really special for us,”Bailey Dvorak said. “We are definitely going to miss playing in Hyland.”

Senior Bailey Dvorak guides her teammates for a serve on Saturday night at the Hyland Arena against Missouri Southern.
Photo by Merlina San Nicolas

Lone seniors Dvorak and Allyson Clancy shined in the last regular match of their collegiate careers. Dvorak posted eight kills while Clancy directed the attack with 32 assists and two aces.

According to the Lindenwood athletics website, the Lions secured their spot in the MIAA conference match and will encounter Central Oklahoma on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the first round of MIAA action.

“UCO Tuesday will be a tough matchup, and there’s definitely a big rivalry with them since they knocked us out last year,” Clancy said. “But we want it bad.”

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