Tiger Cubs knock off Owen Valley
SPENCER -- Greencastle High School's varsity volleyball team improved its record to 22-4 on the season with a four-game victory over Owen Valley on the road Monday.
The Tiger Cubs defeated the Patriots, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18.
GHS coach Trish Lowe was glad to pick up the win, but she expressed some disappointment in the way her team played.
"This was a typical Monday game for us," Lowe said. "We played flat. I am happy that we came out with a win, but I'm sure we did nothing to impress a possible sectional opponent."
Olivia Miller tallied 17 blocks, four stuff blocks, 25 digs, 13 kills and 13 points for the Tiger Cubs, and teammate Lauren Robertson added 12 digs, six kills and six points.
Laura Weatherford recorded seven blocks, three stuff blocks, 10 kills, two points and 22 digs while Savannah Provine contributed two digs.
Tabitha Wilson had six digs and eight serve receptions while Megan Clodfelter added 25 digs, four kills and 11 points, and Kristen Flint chipped in six blocks, seven kills, four points and two aces on 10-of-10 serving.
Kelsey Hennette went 19-of-20 behind the service line and had 35 assists, 10 points, two aces and five kills.
Brooke Lewis had one dig and one block, and Kayla Nobles went 3-of-3 in serves and had two points.
In junior varsity action, Greencastle fell to Owen Valley in two games, 17-25, 18-25 to fall to 8-13 on the season.
Lindsey Davis had six digs, three assists and four attacks for Greencastle, and Carmen Cross added four digs and three attacks.
Nobles contributed 14 digs, five attacks, three kills and three aces, and Brooke Lewis had 12 digs, four blocks, one stuff block, 13 attacks and seven kills.
Sarah Land tallied 11 digs, three blocks, one stuff block, six attacks, three kills and one ace, going 9-of-9 behind the service line.
Veronica Sawyer recorded six digs, seven assists, 12 digs and four kills.
Greencastle will celebrate senior night Thursday as it hosts Riverton Parke for a 6 p.m. start.
At Owen Valley
Greencastle 25 21 25 25
Owen Valley 18 25 17 18
Greencastle 17 18
Owen Valley 25 25
Next Match -- The Tiger Cubs will host Riverton Parke Thursday at 6 p.m.
Clovers fall to Sparkplugs
Cloverdale's varsity volleyball squad lost its match with Speedway Monday in three games.
The Sparkplugs downed the Clovers 12-25, 24-26, 24-26 to drop Cloverdale to 11-14 on the season.
Heather Moon had nine points and one ace while Amber Curtis and Ashley Arnold each had five points. Hannah Monnett tallied two aces, and Erica Lotz had four points in the match.
Arnold had eight kills, Monnett had seven and Ashley Koosman recorded five. Moon tallied four kills, and Kristen Schroer had two.
Moon led the Clovers in digs with 17, and Stephanie Tutterow had 16. Jennifer Wiley tallied 11 digs, Monnet had 10 and Koosman and Lotz each had six.
Arnold had six blocks and two stuff blocks, while Koosman, Schroer, Moon and Monnett each had two blocks.
"We started out slow the first game," Cloverdale coach Kathy Moore said. "We were having difficulty passing the ball. The second and third games were point-for-point, and I thought we really hustled for the ball."
Moore was particularly pleased with the fact that the Clovers fought hard in the second and third games.
"I am proud of the way the girls never gave up," Moore said. "The last two games could have gone either way."
The Clovers' junior varsity squad picked up a victory over Speedway to earn its 20th win of the season.
The Clovers won in three games, 18-25, 25-21, 15-13.
Elizabeth Cheatham had five kills, four stuff blocks and six blocks, and Allie Franklin had 18 attacks, three kills and four digs.
Kayla Shepherd added 20 points, two aces, six attacks and 11 digs while Mariah Speedy tallied 13 points and seven digs.
Kaileigh Sparks contributed 10 points, nine assists and six digs, and Alesha Evans had six points, 12 digs, one block and two kills.
"The girls really stepped up their play (Monday) and showed that they have practiced throughout the season," Cloverdale JV coach Heather Hughes said.
The Clovers will finish out the regular season Thursday when they host the Linton Miners for a 6 p.m. start.
Speedway 25 26 26
Cloverdale 12 24 24
Speedway 25 21 13
Cloverdale 18 25 15
Next Match -- Cloverdale will host Linton Thursday at 6 p.m.
Compiled by Jason Jarman