Lane Defeats Amundsen in Regional Opener

October 23, 2012
The Lane Tech Indians girls volleyball team had things under control in the first round of the class 4A regional. The Indians (10-9) defeated the Amundsen Vikings 2-0 (25-7, 25-11) at Loyola Academy Monday, and advanced to the second round to play the Loyola Academy Ramblers Tuesday night. The Indians got out to a big 12-0 lead to start game one, and everything seemed to click from there. "The serving (worked well for us)," said Indians head coach Kimberly Jordan. "That really controls everything especially when (Amundsen's) passing wasn't that strong." The Vikings (5-10, 5-9) jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in game two, but Lane Tech would then go on an 8-0 run to regain the lead and never look back.  Although it seemed like an easy victory for the Indians, coach Jordan knows what they need to focus on for Tuesday's game against the Ramblers. "(Loyola Academy) will definitely be a strong offensive team," she said. "They'll be scrappy and hustle, so we'll have to come out and do that as well. Just come out and hustle and play our hearts out." Vikings senior Lilia Escobar and her teammates had fun throughout the entire set as well as the entire 2012 season, and although it was a mark in the loss column, it didn't feel much like a loss at all for them. "We had alot of fun," Escobar said. "Honestly, we were cracking up the whole game. It didn't really feel like a loss because now we get to sit here and watch. We really had fun and we had a couple of really good plays. We've had so much fun all season long that even if we were losing we would just go hang out."

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