Lady Rebels start strong, fade late in loss to Red Devils
Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:00 AM
Southwestern volleyball lacked the consistency that it needed on Wednesday, losing 3-1 at home to Jeffersonville.
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1. Wes-Del; 2. Barr-Reeve; 3. Indianapolis Lutheran; 4. Loogootee; 5. Tecumseh; 6. Pioneer; 7. Northeast Dubois; 8. Lafayette Central Catholic; 9. Springs Valley; 10. Oldenburg Academy. Others receiving votes: Fort Wayne Blackhawk, Christian Academy, Hauser, Trinity Lutheran, Taylor, Danville, Daleville.
1. Providence; 2. Heritage Christian; 3. Speedway; 4. Perry Central; 5. Madison-Grant; 6. Southwood; 7. Alexandria Monroe; 8. North Knox; 9. Knightstown; 10. Adams Central. Others receiving votes: Union County, Cambridge City Lincoln, Clinton Central, Muncie Burris, Evansville Mater Dei.
1. Mishawaka Marian; 2. Delta; 3. Bellmont; 4. New Prairie; 5. Wapahani; 6. Muncie Central. 7. Fairfield; 8. Fort Wayne Concordia; 9. Brebeuf; 10. Batesville. Others receiving votes: Mississinewa, Brownstown Central, Andrean, Rochester, Northview, Silver Creek, Kankakee Valley.
1. Carmel; 2. Avon; 3. New Castle Chrysler; 4. Indianapolis Cathedral; 5. Yorktown; 6. Floyd Central; 7. Seymour; 8. Columbus East; 9. Franklin; 10. Center Grove. Others receiving votes: Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Martinsville, Penn, Bedford North Lawrence, Indianapolis Chatard.
The Rebels started the match playing up to their potential, powering to a 25-18 win in game one. But Southwestern's great play ended when game two started, as the Red Devils took advantage of several mistakes and errors throughout the rest of the evening.
Down 0-1, Jeff stormed back to capture three straight sets and win the match 25-12, 25-17, 25-17.
"We were not able to play consistently well tonight," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "Our first set was oustanding. We struggled a little defensively but our offense was great. Then the second set came and we completely forgot how to score. Everything that worked for us in the first set we did not do well the rest of the night. Part of it was our defense began to make more errors but we could not find ways to score."
Karli Long had 12 kills on 39-for-43 hitting and two aces on 8-of-9 serving. She also added eight digs. Skyla Judkins had 11 kills on 27-for-32 hitting and nine digs while Sarah Anderson had 35 assists and 12 digs. Mariah Franklin added eight kills.
Southwestern (17-15) concludes the regular season today at Class A No. 12 Christian Academy.
Carroll defeats Loyd 3-1, falls to M.L. Collins, 3-0
Carroll County volleyball picked up a road win on Tuesday, defeating Lloyd 3-1.
The Panthers won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-16 before Lloyd avoided elimination in game three with a 26-24 victory. Carroll came back in the fourth set to clinch the match 25-20.
Kelly Layton recorded 10 kills with three aces and a block. Karly Prosser had six kills and four aces while Sabrina Young added five kills.
Carroll County went on the road Wednesday, losing to Martha Layne Collins 25-18, 25-12, 25-19.
Carroll (11-13, 6-3 District) hosts Shawe Memorial tonighnt in Carrollton before opening District 31 tournament play on Monday at Eminence where the Panthers will play Henry County (8-17, 4-4 District).
Raiders lose regular season finale 3-0 at Central Hardin
Trimble County's volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 3-0 loss to Central Hardin Wednesday in Cecilia, Ky.
The Raiders lost 25-7, 25-11, 25-16.
Trimble (16-11, 0-3 District) open 29th District tournament play at 8 p.m. on Tuesday against North Oldham at North Oldham High School.