The Space Station Spikers were nearly flawless entering last week’s volleyball schedule.
The two-time defending champions of the Marshall league had won all 10 of their matches and had dropped just one game within those matches.
They stayed unbeaten Oct. 7 with two more victories on the east court at Marshall Wellness Center. The Space Station Spikers beat the ASSISTs 25-12, 25-23 and then the Hoodoo Voodoo 25-6, 25-14.
“In the first game, we had good chemistry,” Spikers captain Alysse Bishop said between matches. “And then in the second game, we had to make a few adjustments position-wise and communicated better to get it done.”
Erek Allen had 20 kills, 10 aces, three blocks and three digs for the Space Station Spikers (12-0). Shawn Roberts made nine kills, two digs and two aces. Andrew Walters made seven kills, seven digs and four aces. Shawn Finnegan had seven kills, five digs and four aces. Bishop added two kills and two digs.
ASSISTs beat Hoodoo Voodoo 25-16, 25-17 in the nightcap.
Brandon Reeves had eight kills, four blocks and two aces for ASSISTs (5-7). Kimberly Olesen-Patrick put in five kills, two digs and two aces. Mark Black made three aces and three kills. Ed Grimble had four kills while Antwan Harris had three. Sean Rivers and Cara Black served two aces apiece.
“We were trying out a new substitution strategy and got better with each game,” Reeves, the ASSISTs captain, said after the match against Space Station Spikers.
Tim Hester had six kills and four digs for Hoodoo Voodoo (1-11). Todd Moss also made six kills. Brian Roberson had four kills and two blocks. Bob Aldridge made two kills and two digs. Lori Manis added two kills.
Hoodoo Voodoo captain Roger Bunnell was asked his thoughts after the loss to the Space Station Spikers. “We hung in as long as we could but they were just the better team,” he said.