Rees, Geib Lead Messiah To Homecoming Day Victory
By Ben Bovenzi Gomessiah.com Reporter
The Falcons jumped out to a 2-0 on the Seagulls, winning by scores of 25-21 and 25-23. After dropping the third set 19-5, Messiah took home the match with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set. With a season-high 372 fans in attendance, the day was made extra-special by the Dig for the Cause event.
“We do Dig for the Cause to raise funds for our Relay for Life team in April,” noted Messiah head coach Judi Tobias. “We started doing it a number of years ago because of a program friend who had lung cancer. We wear purple to show our support for cancer research."
Messiah junior Lauren Rees collected 16 kills and 13 digs in the win, while sophomore Jess Geib handed out 37 assists. Teammates Jordyn Scheib and Lindsay King each had 5 blocks, with Allison Hill adding 12 digs of her own.
“I was excited about how we played for most of the day,” said Tobias. “I’m thrilled that I was able to move people around, and for the players to make the adjustments and play well. We kept it together and didn't fall apart.”
Messiah's win over the Seagulls gives them a three game win streak.
“We’ve been getting stronger and stronger game, and being smarter on where to put the ball,” stated Tobias. “Our players are very coachable, they listen, and it’s great. We have a good shot (of challenging for the Commonwealth Championship) which is what we want. We’re going to have to continue to bring our best against each opponent."
Messiah will look to continue their success on the court when they take on Commonwealth opponent Albright Colleg on Tuesday, October 18th. The game is set for 7:00 p.m., to be played in Brubaker Auditorium.