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Gulf Coast earns first conference win

By The News Herald

Posted Sep 19, 2018 at 8:54 PM

LAKE CITY — Gulf Coast picked up its first Sun-Lakes Conference victory Wednesday night by defeating Florida Gateway College in four sets: 25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 25-14. With the win, the Lady Commodores improved to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in league play.

 

The Lady Commodores dropped their first two conference games at home last weekend to Pasco-Hernando State and South Florida State in straight sets. With Wednesday’s victory, Gulf Coast moves out of the cellar in the Sun-Lakes Conference standings, while Florida Gateway College fell to 0-3 in league play.

 

“Getting a win is always good,” Gulf Coast coach Scott Allen said. “We still have to execute better than what we’re doing right now, but it’s good to win to get the confidence going again, it’s good for morale, and it makes the bus ride home a little bit easier. At the same time, we’re anxious to get back in the gym to fix some of those things we can see we’re still not doing right.”

 

Chief among those things GC struggled with Wednesday night was serving, with eight service errors proving to be the Lady Commodores’ undoing in their only set loss. They were pretty solid otherwise, with Madison Daniel leading the way with 17 kills, followed by Stephanie Garza and Savannah Stanton with 14 kills each.

Cassidi Gant added nine kills.

 

Jamie Clark was the top playmaker for GC with 39 assists, Mary Daniel had a team-high 26 digs. Madison Daniel added 23 digs, followed by Garza with 20, Clark with 15, and Sierra McNeil with 12.

 

Gulf Coast will next play Tuesday in Brewton, Ala., against Coastal Alabama-East before returning to conference play Sept. 28 against St. Johns River in Palatka.

 

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