The Falcons (10-7) traveled to the John A. Logan Community College Tournament in Carterville, IL over the weekend and collected victories over Rend Lake, Wabash Valley and Lewis & Clark. The only loss on the weekend was to the tournament host, John A. Logan. ECC beat John A. Logan early in the season at Falcon Classic in a tightly contested match in five sets.
Score lines in the three victories were as follows: Wabash Valley 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25-15, Rend Lake 25-16, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, Lewis & Clark 25-22, 25-17, 25-16. The Falcons made quick work of the Trailblazers from Lewis & Clark in three sets, but it took four sets to knock off Rend Lake and Wabash Valley.
Grace Struttmann paced the Falcons on the offensive side of the net with 13, 11, and 10 kills respectively in the three victories. Allison Tonoili 13 kills to led the team in the Lewis & Clark win. Defensively Kaley Roper went to work in the back court with 30, 20, and 30 digs in the three wins. The assists department was led by two Falcons, Nicole Roper and Aurora Pututau. Both players had good touch in helping their teammates seal three victories for a successful weekend.
The Falcons look to be at the top of their game this Wednesday as they take on the St. Louis Community College Archers away in a very important Region 16 matchup. A win could help ECC inch closer to an important number one seed in the post season tournament.