Dayton, Ohio - Sinclair Tartans defeat Lakeland Lakers 3-2 to take sole possession of 5th place in the OCCAC. Sinclair improves to 12-21 overall and 5-8 in conference place. With this win, Sinclair records their third straight win; this is Sinclair’s first three game winning streak this season.
The first set found the two sides trading points until Carly Butler made a spectacular dig that resulted in Sinclair taking the lead. The Lakers responded with a 7-1 run to tie the set at 20 apiece. Tiffany Jordan’s attacking broke the deadlock and propelled the Tartans to take the first set 25-21
Sinclair sustained the momentum from the first to rush out to an 8-4 lead. The Lakers responded with a 5-0 run to tie the game at 12. At the end of the set, Sinclair was trailing 21-23 but was able to fight back and take the second set 25-23 and take a 2-0 in the match.
The Lakers never gave up as they kept fighting to get back in the game. They avoided getting swept by taking a very close third set 23-25. They kept improving as the game went on and took the following set to tie the match at 2-2.
The final set found to be quite the battle as neither team took a lead of more than one till Sinclair’s hitting came to life giving the Tartans a 10-8 lead. Sinclair won the fifth and final match 15-10 ending on a 7-2 run.
Sinclair Tartans 25 25 21 20 15
Lakeland Lakers 21 23 25 25 10
Sinclair will play their final game of the season tomorrow at home against Cuyahoga Community College at 1:30pm
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Sinclair Community College