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College Volleyball: Johnson, Raiders drop 2

Central Lakes College competed in the McHenry Invite Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Jaime Johnson

ROCKFORD, ILL. — Jaime Johnson produced 17 kills, 22 digs, two ace serves and two blocks for the Central Lakes College Raiders who fell 3-1 to Sauk Valley and 3-0 to College of Dupage Saturday, Aug. 21, in the McHenry Invite.

Haley Schleper added 13 kills, 14 digs and eight blocks while Megan Rinicker went for 14 kills and seven blocks.

“One good thing you can see by the scores is that we start really well,” Raiders head coach Jane Peterson said. “That’s good. We know how to get ready for a match, but we have to figure out how to sustain it. Our blocking was better by the numbers and that was one of the things I mentioned about Friday.

“There were a number of players who I thought played better than I thought they would. I think I need higher expectations. Grace Peabody has never set a 5-1. Jaime Johnson is playing somewhere new this season.

“Haley and Megan played all the way around so that’s asking a lot of people to play middle hitter and go all the way around. It takes a lot of energy. People who went in performed well, too. Kaitlyn Hines went in and didn’t make a mistake.”

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Peabody finished with 52 set assists, 15 digs and four kills and Sarah Bennett collected 26 digs.

“I’m super proud of the team atmosphere and the effort and willingness to learn and be patient about what we’re doing,” Peterson added. “Nobody has played this offense that we’re running.”

Sauk Valley 17 25 25 25
Central Lakes 25 19 20 15

College of Dupage 25 25 25
Central Lakes 20 16 21

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Raider statistics
Elle Sutton 7 digs
Haley Schleper 13 kills, 3 ace serves, 14 digs, 8 blocks
Gabbie Enneking 3 ace serves, 9 digs
Sarah Bennett 1 ace serve, 26 digs
Grace Peabody 4 kills, 3 ace serves, 15 digs, 52 set assists
Megan Rinicker 14 kills, 2 set assists, 2 digs, 7 blocks
Jacey Rydberg 7 kills, 6 digs, 1 block
Jaime Johnson 17 kills, 2 ace serves, 22 digs, 2 blocks, 1 set assist
Kaitlyn Hines 3 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist
Overall: CLC 0-4 Next: Central Lakes College vs. Anoka-Ramsey in the Cross Over Tournament at Anoka 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.
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