Lady Knights-Apaches Advance In Sectional

It was night two at the North Miami volleyball sectional and three Wabash county teams were in action. Southwood was taking on Manchester in game one, followed by Wabash playing Lewis Cass.

Southwood downed Manchester 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 and Wabash cruised past Cass 25-11, 25-12, 25-12.

In the first match of the night Southwood started the night with back to back kills from Kristen Murphy and Kaley Harness and then built the lead to 6-2 on a Sarah White ace, looking as though they would run away early. The Lady Squires didn’t win over 20 games this year by giving up and clawed their way back to tie the score at 13 with a block from Sydney Snep. The game would stay tight until it was 19-17 and Southwood ran off  six straight to take game one 25-17.

Game two would stay tight early, with Southwood leading just 4-3 after a Bekah Brunn tip. The Knights would use two, three point runs and a four point run to gradually pull away. Murphy and Harness would have kills down the stretch aided by an ace from Drew Rhamy to win game two 25-14.

In game three Manchester would start off with their first lead of the night before the Knights scored five of the next six points to lead 5-2. At 7-4 the Lady Knights would go on a 8-0 run with Jordan Vielee serving to stretch the lead to 15-4. Natalee Cain stopped the run with a kill. The Knights would continue the pressure to win game three 25-13 and the match 3-0.

For Southwood

Lexi Brickner 6 kills, 4 digs
Sarah White 4 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 10 digs
Emily Murphy 4 kills, 1 solo block, 2 digs
Kristen Murphy 9 kills, 2 solo blocks, 2 digs
Amy Bowman 1 service point, 7 digs, 37 assists
Drew Rhamy 12 service points, 3 aces, 11 kills, 21 digs
Alyssa Stout 8 service points, 1 kill, 20 digs
Kaley Harness 7 service points, 1 ace, 9 kills, 17 digs
Jo Vielee 10 service points,1 ace, 3 digs
Katie Stouffer
Sarah Peters

The Wabash Lady Apaches took on Lewis Cass in game two, sweeping Cass 25-11, 25-12, 25-12. The biggest problem for the Apaches was staying up and not looking past Thursday night.

In game one Cass actually took a 5-1 lead to start the game before a time out was called to refocus. The timeout worked as Kelsie Thomas, Marin Hill and Kyleigh Hampton all had kills to draw Wabash even at seven. Tied at 9, the Apache offense finally showed up. Kelsey Cromer had two kills, followed by two from Hampton. Lyndsie Thomas served two aces during the 8-0 run and Wabash led 18-9. After two Cass points, Wabash would end the game with a 6-0 run, led by 3 Kelsie Thomas kills and a block with Brittany Stone.

After their game one explosion, game two started just like the first. Cass had the early lead, building it to 8-5 before the Apache offense went to work. Two kills each from Hampton and Cromer tied the score at 9. Kelsie Thomas would take over after that, recording three kills and two aces to build the Apache lead to 16-11 and eventually win game two 25-15 with it being finished with a Thomas kill.

In game three Wabash started off fast and ran away with it early. With Hampton controlling the net and Thomas serving the Lady Apaches built the lead to 12-2 on a 9-0 run. Wabash would build the lead to 20-6 behind Hampton and Thomas and easily win game three 25-12.

Kelsey Thomas had 12 kills, 13 service points with 5 aces
Lyndsie Thomas had 14 digs, 25 assists
Kelsey Cromer had 8 service points with 4 aces and 7 kills
Kyleigh Hampton had 11 kills and 7 service points

In game one Saturday at 11:00, Northfield takes on Oak Hill, followed by Southwood vs Wabash.

The championship game is slated for 7:00.


Sorry, Pictures from the sectional can not be sold.

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