BUCCANEERS OUTLAST LAMAR TO OPEN CLARENDON CLASSIC, 3-2

Shelby Sheets leads Blinn with 22 kills

CLARENDON, Texas — Blinn College volleyball (11-5, 1-0) rallied in the final two sets to defeat Lamar Community College, 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11), on Friday afternoon to open the Clarendon Classic and claim its fourth straight victory.
“We did not play our best today, but made some plays when it mattered,” said Terry Gamble, Blinn head coach. “Getting the win was good.”
Shelby Sheets led the offense with 22 kills and five aces, while recording eight digs. Roxanne Morris and Taylor Anderson followed with nine kills each. In addition, Morris recorded 20 assists and 10 digs, while Anderson posted six blocks. Samantha Boatman led Blinn with 21 assists.
After falling behind in the match, 2-1, the Buccaneers competed hard for a 25-21 victory to send the game into the fifth set. Blinn continued to rally in the final set for a 15-11 win to take the match.
Earlier in the match, Lamar opened with a 25-21 victory. The Buccaneers answered back with a 25-22 win in the second set to even the match. Lamar led the match 2-1 after defeating Blinn, 25-20, in the third set.
The Buccaneers will face Clarendon College on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. to closeout the Clarendon Classic.

Story Courtesy of:
Tara Dreyer
Blinn Communications Specialist

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