Lakeland uses complete team effort to sweep Columbus State, 3-0

Lakeland uses complete team effort to sweep Columbus State, 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Not a single player stood out for Lakeland Community College volleyball because it took a complete team effort to sweep Columbus State Community College 3-0 by the score of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22 Saturday afternoon.

"This was a true team effort because everyone played consistent volleyball," said Russ Miozzi, Lakeland head coach. "I was able to play all 10 players and our defense was solid, making it difficult for Columbus to find a kill."

The Lakers improve to 2-0 overall and in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) with the win to complete the perfect weekend road trip.

Cary Morin led the way for Lakeland with 13 kills while Krista Curtis chipped in 10 kills. Brittney O'Hara led the Lakers with 27 digs and Caitlin Cipriano dished out 42 assists in three sets.

Finding momentum on the road can be difficult at times but Lakeland jumped out in front of Columbus and claimed the first set 25-19. The Lakers improved in the second set and won 25-16 to take a 2-0 set lead.

Columbus showed more fight in the third set but Lakeland was still able to close out the match in three with a 25-22 third set victory to close out the two-game winning streak to begin the season.

Lakeland will be on the road again on Wednesday, Aug. 30 against Cuyahoga Community College at 6 p.m.

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About Lakeland Community College

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit