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Lady Bobcats Breeze Through Day One of Lincoln Tourney

Sep 20, 2019

Izzy Gibbany serving the ball with the line judge in the foreground and her teammates on the sideline in the background
Izzy GIbbany Serve

On Friday evening, College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats breezed through the first two matches of their four-game trip to Lincoln, Ill.

The Lady Cats opened the tournament with a 5:00 p.m. match, in which they defeated Holy Family (aka Silver Lake) College in three quick sets:  25-8, 25-3, 25-11.  Highlights of the match featured:

  • C of O held Holy Family to single-digit kills (9) for the match;
  • Every Lady Cat played in the match;
  • C of O, as a team, tallied a record-high 30 service aces;
  • Izzy Gibbany posted a C of O individual best of 13 service aces;
  • Rielly Wallace dished 20 assists;
  • Kaylan Smith contributed 10 of the team’s 31 kills;
  • Gibbany snagged 5 digs, Wallace collected 4, and Delanie Gaston nabbed 3;
  • The Lady Cats posted a .431 hitting percentage.


C of O followed up at 7:00 p.m. with a three-set win over the Crowley’s Ridge College Pioneers, taking the match 25-14, 25-9, and 25-11.  Stat leaders for the Lady Bobcats featured:

  • Kaylan Smith – 10 kills, 3 blocks;
  • Izzy Gibbany – 17 digs;
  • Haley Stallings – 3 service aces;
  • Rielly Wallace – 33 assists (along with 6 kills, 7 digs);
  • Ryley Thixton – 3 blocks (along with 10 digs, 8 kills).


Friday’s victories take the Lady Bobcats’ season record to 11-6.  C of O is back in action tomorrow, facing Lincoln College at 9 a.m. and Haskell Indian Nations University at 11 a.m.