MONROVIA -- The Greencastle girls' volleyball team fell to Monrovia Thursday in three sets. The Bulldogs won 26-24, 25-19 and 25-9.
"This is not how we wanted to start this section of our matches when we will play most of our conference opponents," GHS coach Trish Lowe said. "We started the match well, but were not able to play consistently. We must get better and fast."
Chelsea Samuels had 20 digs, 10 blocks, six kills and one ace for GHS, while Jordyn Lewis added 18 digs, one kill and one ace. Kayla Nobles recorded 15 digs and four kills, with Rayleigh Amis adding seven digs and three kills.
Kandice Phillips had nine digs, one kill and 43 sets and Hannah Cochran had eight digs, seven blocks, six kills and two aces. Jessie Bennett chipped in eight digs, three kills and one ace, with Kara Birt adding seven digs and Brooke Buckner adding four digs. Braden Amis had one dig and three kills.
The junior varsity also lost their match 25-18 and 25-10.
Greencastle 24 19 9
Monrovia 26 25 25
Cougars win in five over Clovers
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam volleyball team defeated Cloverdale in five sets, winning 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 17-25 and 18-16.
Carlye McGaughey had 16 digs and seven kills, while Paxton Stephenson added 19 digs and nine kills. Megan Robinson recorded three blocks and eight kills, with Megan Gray adding 12 assists. Kallie Brattain added three aces.
Cougar head coach Jill Schreiber said her team came out strong in the first and second sets, but lacked the intensity in the third and fourth. She noted it was a back and forth set in the fifth, but North Putnam was able to pull out the win.
She also had some underclassmen come in and provide some big minutes.
"My middle hitter played well. I had some freshman come in stepped it up for us. I had two players who is just wasn't their night. I had two freshman come in that played really well for us," Schreiber said.
At North Putnam
Cloverdale 25 25 20 17 18
North Putnam 15 18 25 25 16
Eagles go the distance, pick up win
DANVILLE -- The South Putnam volleyball squad won in five sets over Danville. The Eagles won their match 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-15 and 15-11.
Brooke Boetjer helped lead the Eagles with 20 kills and eight blocks, while Emily Dabkowski added 10 blocks and 40 assists. Ashley Wombles had 10 kills, four blocks, nine points and three aces, with Katelyn Sibbitt chipping in six digs, nine digs, 17 points and four aces. Rachel Egold added seven digs.
The Eagles were aggressive at the net on both sides of the ball. SPHS head coach Lindsey Blackman acknowledged how pleased she was with her team's performance.
"We had 28 total blocks," she noted. "It was kind of a great defensive game all around with 53 kills. It was quite a match."
South Putnam 22 25 17 25 15
Danville 25 23 25 15 11