PREP ROUNDUP: Cub, Clover spikers pick up road victories
CRAWFORDSVILLE — Greencastle improved its varsity volleyball record to 2-1 on Thursday with a five-set win at Crawfordsville.
The Tiger Cubs trailed 2-1 after three sets, but came back to win the final two. Greencastle won by scores of 16-25, 25-11, 23-25, 25-17, and 15-13, as Maggie Meyer (26 digs) and Allison Stevens (5 stuff blocks) led the defense.
Mckenzie Woodall added 13 digs and Lilly Meyer added 12. The offense was well spread out by Jalyn Duff with 33 assists. Jada Amis had nine kills, while Stevens had eight, Macy Clark had six, and Ivy Wright and Lilly Meyer both added five.
The team travels to Southmont Tuesday for its next match.
In other volleyball:
• Cloverdale 3, Cascade 1 — At Clayton, the Lady Clovers defeated the Cadets 25-13, 25-17,22-25, 26-24 on Thursday.
Leading the Clovers were Hannah Rady 10 points and 26 assists, Kenzie Stoltz with 15 service points, five kills and six digs, Justyce Monnett with seven points and seven kills and Hailey Thomas with 10 points and solid serve reception, according to coach Traci Scott.
Leading the front court was Tori Combs with 15 kills and 6 blocks.
“The Clovers came out strong in the first two sets,” coach Scott said. “The third set the Clovers feel behind early and made several errors, letting the Cadets control the game. The Clovers trailed again in the fourth set, but were finally able to push themselves to take the game.”
The JV Clovers defeated the Cadets 25-18, 25-12.
The Clovers were in an early tie at 5-5 before Maci Jones ripped off 10 consecutive points to widen the gap. Jones’ accuracy in serving and the Clovers’ continual offensive pressure helped give Cloverdale a comfortable lead. The Cadets would make a late push getting within 15-11 before Autumn Lewellen would serve six consecutive points for a commanding 22-13 lead.
The Clovers pushed out to a 6-3 lead in the second set before Jones stepped to the service line again — serving seven straight points to break the set open.
Kills — Kassie Wade 4
Digs — Autumn Lewellen 13
Points — Maci Jones 17
Assists — Kacy Shedron 6
The Clovers are home on Monday against South Vermillion.
• Covenant Christian 3, North Putnam 0 — The Warriors won by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-9.
“Team serving was much better, as we missed very few serves,” Cougar coach Bonnie Osborn said. “Covenant Christian is a very strong team and my young team played well considering we have sick players and only two returning varsity players this year.”
• Cloverdale 219, Crawfordsville 226 — Abby Walker won medalist honors with a 50 as the Clovers edged the Athenians.
“It was a solid, all-around team effort,” Cloverdale coach Kyle Walter said.
Michaela Nees had a career-best score of 61.
Cloverdale (219) — Abby Walker 50, Sammie Shrum 53, Hannah Nichols 55, Libby Dominguez 67, Michaela Nees 61, Gayle Baugh 69
Crawfordsville (226) — Mittal 53, Greer 57, Kincaid 61, Snider 64, E.Redding 66, G.Redding 68
• South Putnam 3, South Vermillion 2 — At Clinton, the Eagles got singles victories from Thomas Fanning and Ty VanSickle, and a victory at No. 1 doubles from the team of Austin Arnold-Tanner Pistelli to defeat the Wildcats on Thursday.
“This was a great way to bounce back from a tough loss,” said South Putnam coach Johnny Briones, whose team had lost 3-2 to Greencastle the day before. “Both No. 1 and 2 singles are playing really well, and I was proud of No. 3 singles playing hard all the way to the end. No. 1 doubles had an off night but I’m sure they will bounce back, and No. 2 doubles is playing really well.”
South Putnam 3, South Vermilion 2
Singles — 1. Thomas Fanning (SP) def. Caleb Panagouleas (SV) 6-1, 6-1; 2. Ty VanSickle (SP) def. Hayden Boatman (SV) 6-3, 6-4; 3. Brice Gilman (SV) def. Garrett Heavin 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles — 1. Austin Arnold-Tanner Pistelli (SP) def. Spencer Lewis-Brody Magee (SV) 6-2, 6-1; 2. Caiden Santos-Blake Boatman (SV) def. Noah Emmrich-Jared Seidler (SP) 6-3, 6-3
JV singles — Baylon Cinatto (SV) def. Robbie Fisher (SP) 8-2, Evan Steffy (SP) def. Tim Davis (SV) 6-3, Brice Hixon (SV) def. Brady Robinson (SP) 9-7
JV doubles — Trey Long-Creigh Remsburg (SP) def. Josh Long-Nolan Whilhite (SV) 8-7, Jarrett Roehm-Mason Morgan (SV) def. Trey Blades-Marcus Robinson (SP) 8-0, Bayton Cinatto-Tim Davis (SV) def. Blake Clearwaters-Nate Clearwaters (SP) 7-5, Josh Long-Nolan Wilhite (SV) def. Jason Hodge-Brandon Rector (SV) 6-1, Jarrett Roehm-Mason Morgan (SV) def. Ethan Wallace-Levin Girton (SP) 6-1