Saturday, June 15, 2019
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No. 8 Eagles trim No. 19 Cougars


EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Alexa Ingram collected 22 kills Friday as the  eighth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles rallied to edge 19th-ranked Illinois  Central, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10 in a triangular meet in  Illinois.

Ingram also had 16 kills as Kirkwood defeated Jefferson College,  25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17 in their first match at the event.

Sami Johnson had 11 kills, Maddie Huff 10 and Abbi Tunis nine in the  five-set victory over Illinois Central. Lauren Keane rolled up 46  assists in the victory. Haleigh Durnin had 11 kills, Maddie Lavenz 10,  Johnson 10 and Ingram eight. Tunis blocked four shots.

Durnin provided 11 kills in the four-set triumph over Jefferson and  Johnson had nine. Keane had 35 assists. Ingram made 11 digs while  Keane, Durnin and Lavenz had eight apiece. Tunis helped block seven  shots.

Kirkwood raised its record to 21-4 with the two victories.


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