Lady Ghosts play just one game

Justin Miller

The Lady Ghosts volleyball team experienced an unfamiliar feeling last week.

The Lady Ghosts varsity team traveled to Spring Valley Hall to play the Red Devils in the Ghosts’ only game of the week Sept. 16.

The Ghosts started out the game by losing their first set, 15-25.  Their second set was a little closer but they still lost, this time 17-25.

Kelsey Brooke led IVC offensively with five kills, and Jessie Ely followed her with four kills.

MacKenzie Cox had the Ghosts’ only ace of the night.

Defensively, Laci Peterson led the team with four blocks as she continued her early season defensive success.

The Ghosts, whose only loss was in the Wethersfield Invitational Tournament earlier this month, couldn’t perform as strong defensively as a team as they have been so far this season.

Offensively, the team looked good, with a nice diversity on scoring, but they just could not outshoot the strong and fast offensive play of the Red Devils.

“We got our eyes opened a bit. We played a team that runs a quick offense and our defense didn’t adjust well to that. We’ve been working all week on that and we hope to come back with better defense this week,” coach Lisa Miller said of the loss.

The Lady Ghosts played last night at home against Princeton, where they held a home crowd rally known as a whiteout.

The first 400 fans received free white T-shirts to give the crowd a ghostly white look that added to the Ghosts already strong home field advantage.

The Ghosts will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kewanee.