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GHS falls in three

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CLAYTON -- The Greencastle High School volleyball team dropped a three set match, 25-14, 25-18, 25-14, to Cascade Wednesday night.

"This was a pretty good night for us," GHS coach Trish Lowe said. "We did a good job of serving the ball in play. We only missed two serves for the entire night, which is something that we have been working on each game."

Chelsea Samuels led the Tiger Cubs defensively with 27 digs and eight blocks, three of which were stuffs while Kayla Nobles and Jordyn Lewis chipped in 21 digs each.

Samuels also led the team offensively with six kills, while Nobles and Jessie Bennett had two kills each. Nobles led the team in serving, going 12-for-12 with six service points and one ace.

"This might have been the best defensive team we have played this season and we played with them," Lowe said.

Greencastle is back in action today when they host South Putnam at 6 p.m. in the "Attack for the Cure" match.

At Cascade

Greencastle 14 18 14

Cascade 25 25 25

Next match -- Greencastle is back in action today when they host South Putnam at 6 p.m. in the "Attack for the Cure" match.

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Coach, I have followed Greencastle volleyball for as long as you have coached and I am amazed at the stats that you continue to post for your players. All stats are beyond resonable but kills and digs are just flat unbelieveable. There has been more than one occasion this year where you have listed 100+ digs between two players per match. Let's be realistic and put this in perspective....The Penn State college volleyball team, who is #1 in the nation, has one of the leading defensive players in the nation and she only averages 3.3 digs per set. How do you get away with this?

-- Posted by itsjustme on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 5:27 PM

Well, it's funny cuz Penn State is in a collegiate level sport with better competetion so they don't get as many chances to record digs as high school teams do. Coach Lowe would not put down a certain number of stats just for the heck of it. She is not like that, and let me ask, do you even go to any of the games to back up that statement, or do you just read the papers?

-- Posted by justthatguy on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:01 PM

Yes, I sure do go to the games. I have for many years and Greencastle is the ONLY team that specifically records an unrealistic number of digs year after year. For example, look at the Greencastle/South Putnam statistics from Thursday's match. Greencastle is listed with 212 digs, that is an average of 42 digs per set. If you don't like my comparison of college teams then check out High School volleyball statistics from across the state of Indiana and you will see most teams average 10-14 digs per set, which equates to roughly 40 per match.

Here is a snippet from the NCAA Manual: "A dig is awarded when the player passed the ball that has been attacked by the opposition. When an attack is blocked back into the attacker's court, a pass of the blocked ball is NOT considered a dig. Passing a "free ball" (i.e.- a ball played over the net by an opponent simply attempting to "keep the ball in play" - not score a point) should NOT be recorded as a "dig. A serve reception does not count as a dig."

-- Posted by itsjustme on Sat, Oct 10, 2009, at 1:10 AM

Alright, I am honestly not gonna go look at high school stats cuz I'm not gonna waste time in doing so, but I know Coach Lowe pretty well and I know she doesn't do that. It is just funny how you are saying she recording "unrealistic" number of digs. Honestly, does recording certain number of digs, win you games, no. You win games by out playing your opponent. So, why are you complaining about how many digs a team has? But it's just me. Just throwing that out there.

-- Posted by justthatguy on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 12:31 AM

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