By Brandon DeJesus, Staff Writer
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The EC volleyball team broke out of their recent struggles on Oct. 6 by beating the Wheaton Thunder three sets to none at Faganel Hall.
As a result of the victory, they improved to 3-1 in CCIW play. The Bluejays were able to get the sweep due to razor sharp focus from everybody on the court.
“In a conference game, it’s awesome. Since we’re home, there’s the crowd and there is a ton of energy and [we] know that conference is do-or-die time. So it’s really fun and more competitive,” said senior right side hitter Mel Lundin.
Lundin finished the match with ten kills, giving her 101 on the season. That total ranks third among the Bluejays.
The Bluejays fell behind 18-13 in the first set and again with the score of 23-18. The Bluejays were then able to score six straight points to take the lead 24-23 and would eventually win the first set by the score of 26-24.
Coach Julie Hall talked about the importance of this win against Wheaton College.
“This was an important match because we are still fighting to try and get into the conference tournament so there was pressure, but it didn’t get to them so it was nice to see,” said Hall.
“I think the bench was a lot more involved than they have been and that was really nice to see. There was a lot of noise coming out and they were having fun on the court. There were funny situations too but the kids are playing with a lot more effort and relaxation and that kind of dictates how the game is going to go for them. So it’s been nice to see the last couple of matches that they have been able to do that,”
Hall went on to add that the sweep of the conference rival was vital for this team.
“It’s something that we needed because we have been struggling a little bit more than usual this year so it was nice to see that they held on even though we didn’t play particularly well tonight and they didn’t allow themselves to falter,” said Hall.
The Bluejays will be competing in the Calvin Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 13 and 14, then CCIW play will resume at North Central College on Oct. 17.