PREP ROUNDUP: Clover spikers win big WIC match

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ELLETTSVILLE — Cloverdale traveled to Edgewood on Tuesday night for a key Western Indiana Conference volleyball match, and got some inspiration from an old friend.

“We had a really solid night in all phases of the game,” Clover coach Jim Spencer said. “We played with some extra enthusiasm because it was the first game that head coach Sam Jones was able to attend since his accident. It made it a very special night for the girls and coach Jones.”

The Clovers swept the Mustangs 25-20, 25-21, 26-24 to improve to 16-8 on the season and 3-1 in WIC division play.

“This was a big WIC win for us and set us up for a division title game next Monday at Indian Creek,” Spencer noted. “A win at Indian Creek wins the division, but a loss could put us anywhere between second and fourth place based upon tiebreakers.”

Digs: Hailey Thomas 15, Hannah Rady 8, Kaya Daub 7

Kills: Tori Combs 15, Kenzie Stoltz 11, Haley Smith 6

Points: Morgan Goss 8, Hannah Rady 8

Assists: Hannah Rady 29

Junior varsity

Cloverdale 14 18

Edgewood 25 25

Cloverdale JV dropped to 11-6 on the season.

Digs: Bella Branneman 12

Points: Bella Branneman 6

Assists: Kacey Shedron 10

Kills: Alexa Wynia 4, Ashlynn Basore 3

Next game: At Indian Creek on Monday.

In other volleyball:

• Parke Heritage 3, Cloverdale 1 — On Monday, the Wolves defeated the Clovers at Rockville by scores of 25-17, 18-25, 25-21 and 25-17.

“This was a very competitive and fun volleyball match,” Clover coach Jim Spencer said. “We did a lot of really nice things during the match, but could not come up with a enough points to win. I was pleased with the fact that we attacked Parke Heritage offensively and were able to make some good adjustments during the match.”

Blocks: Tori Combs 3

Digs: Hailey Thomas 11, MacKenzie Stoltz 7, Kaya Daub 6

Points: Hannah Rady 9

Kills: Tori Combs 19, Kenzie Stoltz 12, Kayla Perdue 7

Assists: Hannah Rady 35

Junior varsity

Cloverdale 13 25 15

Parke Heritage 25 23 13

The Cloverdale JV team improved to 10-5.

Assists: Kacey Shedron 18

Blocks: Alexa Wynia 3, Ashlynn Basore 2

Digs: Bella Branneman 14

Points: Lindsey Minton 8

Kills: Alexa Wynia 7


• Western Boone 5, Greencastle 0 — Greencastle ended its regular season with a dual match record of 3-12.

Trent Ross finished with a very impressive 13-5 individual record at No. 1 singles.

Singles — 1. Quentin Hicks (WB) def. Trent Ross (G) 6-4, 6-3; 2. Kevin Dobbs (WB) def. Henry Carter (G) 6-0, 6-1; 3. Tyler Bruntley (WB) def. Holton Miller (G) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles — 1. Chase Lee-Aiden Smith (WB) def. Micah Hammond-Anthony Conley (G) 7-6(7-4) 6-1; 2. Zach Neff-Zach Collins (WB) def. Josh Nally-Eli Hardwick (G) 6-0, 6-0