It was senior night at Wabash and emotions were running high. The Lady Apaches were taking on Eastbrook on ”kills for a cure night”. Not only was it the last home game, it had extra meaning.
The two teams battled like heavy weight fighters, throwing punches and counter punches. The Lady Apaches held on for the five game win 26-28, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 16-14.
In game one Eastbrook took off to an early 4-1 lead, but the Lady Apaches battled back to tie the score at 6 and then went on a 5-0 run to lead 11-6. Marin Hill had two aces during the run and Kelsey Cromer had a kill. Eastbrook then had the run and drew even at 11. At that point it looked as though Wabash would take control of the game. The Thomas sisters,Kelsie and Lyndsie hammered kills and Kyleigh Hampton controlled the net and Wabash led 24-20. Eastbrook would just not go away, scoring 5 points in a row and taking a 25-24 lead. After the game was tied at 26 following a Kelsie Thomas kill, Eastbrook scored the last two points to shock the Apaches.
Not wanting to dig a big hole, the Apaches had to have game two. The game was tied six times by the time it was 8-8. Kelsey Cromer served an ace, sandwiched between two Kelsie Thomas kills to build a 12-8 lead. At 14-10 Eastbrook would go on a 5-0 run to lead 15-14. After two lead changes the Apaches would take it for good. Cromer and Hampton recorded kills and Wabash led 22-21. A Kelsie Thomas kill and then two kills from Charlie Pardo ended game two 25-21.
Like a teeter totter, game three belonged to Eastbrook. The Panthers took the 3-0 lead and never lost it. Wabash could never cut the lead to less than two points and lost game three 25-20. Cromer had four kills and 2 aces in the game. Lyndsie and Kelsie Thomas had 2 kills each.
With their backs against the wall, Wabash came out swinging in game four. The Lady Apaches took a quick 3-0 lead and built it to 10-5. Eastbrook would stay close, but Cromer, Hampton and Kelsie Thomas controlled the net, all having kills while Lyndsie Thomas kept feeding them. The Lady Apaches would not be denied, winning game four 25-20.
The deciding game five would not disappoint anyone. The game started with 5 ties with the score 5-5. Eastbrook would finally break the every other scoring and built a 10-7 lead. Kelsie Thomas would then take over with three kills and evened the score at 11. Eastbrook would counter and built the lead back to 14-11. Wabash had to think back to game one when they needed one point to win, up four and the Panthers went on a run to come back and win. Then came the payback. The Apaches would go on a 5-0 run, capped off by two game ending kills from Kelsey Cromer to win game five 16-14 and the match 3-2.
Kelsie Thomas had 21 kills, 6 blocks
Kelsey Cromer had 15 kills, 19 digs
Kyleigh Hampton had 10 kills, and 5 blocks
Lyndsie Thomas had 20 digs, 38 assists
Brittany Stone had 12 assists and 11 service points
Marin Hill had 8 service points
Madi Roach had 16 digs
The Wabash varsity racked up 64 kills on the night earning the Wabash County Hospital Mammogram Charity $1,408.00
This total will be added to all other donations and a final amount will be reported as soon as the number comes in.
Wabash moves to 15-11 and travels to Maconaquah this Saturday.