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Cubs get record 25th win in regular season finale
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:00 AM
Madison volleyball closed out the best regular season in school history on Tuesday by defeating Lawrenceburg 3-1 on the road.
With the win, the Cubs head into next week's sectional tournament with school records for most wins in a season (25) and best overall regular season record (25-6).
The two teams played nearly point-for-point in the first two sets. Madison took game one 25-21 only to have the Tigers bounce back 25-22 in game two to tie the match. However the Cubs responded and seized the match with huge victories in games three and four, 25-13 and 25-18.
Abigail Demaree was 13-of-13 serving with an ace and totaled nine digs. Emily Holland recorded 16 kills and was 16-of-18 serving with four aces. Katie Hartman added 14 kills and six digs.
Madison opens sectional play next Tuesday at Brownstown Central where they'll play North Harrison in the second match of the evening.
Toppers play well in loss to No. 10 Oldenburg
Shawe volleyball played to its full potential on Tuesday but fell 3-0 on senior night to ranked sectional foe Oldenburg Academy.
Oldenburg, ranked 10th in Class A, started off strong, winning game one 25-17 before holding off the surging Hilltoppers in the second set, 25-22. The effort from playing such a strong opponent finally settled in during game three as the Hilltoppers' fatigue played to the Twisters advantage, who completed the sweep 25-13.
"We played very hard and we are really pleased with this group tonight," said Shawe head coach Kelly Hill. "The varsity was able to bounce back from a terrible night last night and play some of the best volleyball I have seen them play all year. Tonight was senior night so our spirits were high and it was really nice to see them play the kind of volleyball that I knew they could."
Taylor Grote had three digs on 37-of-43 passing and was 18-of-20 attacking with two kills. Stephanie Snodgrass was 42-of-42 passing with four digs while Megan Goebel and Claire Higgins combined for 14 kills.
Shawe finishes the regular season at 1-24 and 0-6 in the Ohio River Valley Conference. Shawe plays South Decatur in the opening round of the Class A Sectional at Hauser on Tuesday.
Raiders lose 3-0 to Collins on senior night in Bedford
Trimble County volleyball couldn't seal the deal on senior night, falling 3-0 to Shelby County's Martha Layne Collins on Monday in Bedford.
After dropping in the first game 25-20, Trimble County battled back and forth in games two and three, but ultimately fell by a pair of narrow 25-23 scores.
The two seniors led the way for the Raiders. Paige Black was 12-of-15 serving with five aces. She also recorded 12 kills and eight blocks. McKenna Ginn had three aces on 8-of-9 serving with three aces and was 8-of-9 attacking with 11 digs.
"They (Black and Ginn) have both been a part of history that will be hard to repeat," Trimble coach Ruth Staples said. "Both have been great leaders on and off the court and both maintain a 4.0 GPA while leading the volleyball program to a 36-0 NCKC record and 44 Class A wins."
Trimble (16-10) visits Shelby County tonight.
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