Immediate Release –Sports
September 5, 2015
Sinclair Volleyball earns first conference win
Dayton, OH – The Sinclair (1-2/4-5) Volleyball team earned its first conference win of the 2015-16 season today with a 3-1 victory over visiting Lorain County (1-3/6-3).
Lorain County playing their third conference match in less than 24 hours and having just lost at Cincinnati State earlier in the day, came out ready to play and pulled out a 25-22 opening game win.
Sinclair was able to get some confidence back after dropping game one by jumping all over the Commodores early. Sinclair went up 7-1 to start the second game and really never looked back and evened the match at 1 game each.
Both teams played even throughout the third game until Morgan Leeson (FR-Libero/Mechanicshburg H.S.) had a service winner to put Sinclair up 17-16 for the first lead of the pivotal third game. From that point, the Pride took control and finished strong two take a 2 games to 1 lead.
Trying to stay alive and force a fifth game, Lorain once again played well early forcing the home team to come from behind. With the game tied at 18, Meg Reineke (FR-Outside Hitter/New Knoxville H.S.) got one of her team high 24 Kills to vault Sinclair back into the lead at 19-18. Not ready to throw in the towel, Lorain answered with a side out and back-to-back service winners to move ahead 21-19. Once Sinclair tied it back up at 21, Alexandra Petri (SO-Outside Hitter/Springboro H.S.) gave the Pride its final lead of the match.
Lorain Co (1-3/6-3) 25 15 20 22
Sinclair (1-2/4-5) 22 25 25 25
Freshman Meg Rieneke played well as she had 24 Kills and 21 Digs to lead Sinclair. Sophomores Alexandra Petri had 22 Digs and Melissa Mireles (SO-Setter/Valley View H.S.) handed out 40 Assists in the first home win of the year.
Sinclair will host Region XII opponent Clark State on Wednesday 9th at 6:00pm. Clark State will rejoining the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference next season after an 8 year hiatus.
All home games are played in Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.