CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale volleyball team dominated from start to finish Wednesday and crushed Cahokia 25-8, 25-4 in South Seven Conference action.
All of the Terriers got to play in this lopsided contest, which pleased the Carbondale head coach, Fae Ragan.
“I’m very glad all the girls got to play because everybody works hard in practice,” Ragan said. “I want to play everybody more, but the objective is to win and sometimes I can’t play everyone depending on the situation. Everybody just seemed really up for tonight.”
Cahokia grabbed an early 3-2 advantage, its only lead of the match, in the second game. That’s when the Terriers erupted for 17 straight points.
Ashley Allen delivered a kill to make it a 10-3 game, and Kaja Hood tipped home a point at the net for a 15-3 advantage.
“For a person to go back there and focus enough to serve that many in a row is a feather in their cap,” Ragan said. “There were a lot of distractions and large crowd. I was really pleased with what I saw out there.”
Carbondale scored the first four points of the opener, and Allen slapped down a kill to make it a 5-1 contest. The Terriers ripped off seven straight points to make it a 14-2 lead later in the first game.
It was that kind of night for Carbondale. Everything went right for the home team.
Skyler Miller finished off Cahokia with the final point of the first game. Miller finished with five kills for the Terriers.
Allen paced Carbondale with six kills, and Amy Moon tallied eight assists. Karly Williard served up 21 points as well.
The Terriers improved to 12-13, and they’ll host Marion on Oct. 21.