Cape Gazette

Cape volleyball moves to 10-2 with win over Indians

Defense proves they can dig it
By Dan Cook | Oct 17, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Megan Hart puts down a kill shot in the Lady Vikings' 3-0 win over Indian River. Hart pounded 10 kills in the contest.

The Cape Henlopen volleyball squad visited the Indian River court Oct.15 and returned with a 25-19, 25-17and 25-13 victory over the Indians.

It was all about the defense as Kristin Perkinson and Mallory McDonald each had 15 digs in Cape's 10th victory of the season. Kira Vitella and Izzie Marsico each had eight digs.

Megan Hart slammed 10 kills in the Vikings' win while Alison Palmer assisted on 15 kills for the Lady Vikings spikers.

"Megan [Hart] was a monster in the sets," said head coach Carrie Evick. "It was her best game of the season. She put down some key kills and blocked everything that was near her."

"Megan played really great," said senior Mallory McDonald. "She was everywhere and just played phenomenally."

Evick was quick to point out the teamwork shown by the Lady Vikings.

"The team picked up everything that Indian River put over," she said. "The whole team communicated well, played with good energy, and we are keeping the level of play where it needs to be right now."

"Our front line had a great deal of confidence during the sets," said McDonald. "If we give up a few points, we don't let it affect us for the whole game. We just come together and play harder."

The Vikings will play host to Caesar Rodney Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Cape's Claudia Ratner, center, and Megan Hart block a free ball by an Indians frontline hitter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kristin Perkinson, right, bumps a dig while Megan Grahne looks on. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Cameron Wick gets air to block an Indians kill attempt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape coach Carrie Evick pumps up the team during a time-out. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Kira Vitella serves up one of her two aces in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Mallory McDonald dives to bump one of her 15 digs in the three-set win over Indian River. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior outside hitter Sarah Tappan taps over a winner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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