The Wabash varsity volleyball team let a match slip from their hands Wednesday, falling to Eastbrook 19-25, 25-12, 25-17, 13-25, 10-15. The Apaches had defeated Eastbrook Saturday at the Peru Invite.
It was senior and kills for a cure night at Wabash and it looked like after game one the Apaches would make it a night to remember. After struggling in game one with the score tied at 13, Eastbrook would go on a 6-0 run that Wabash could never rebound from, eventually falling 16-25.
Game two would start much of the same way as the Apache wheels just kept spinning. Trailing 6-8 the spark finally caught fire as Wabash went on a run. Lyndsie Thomas would record a kill that started a 10 point run to lead 16-8. Kyleigh Hampton had a block and Shai Parrett an ace during the run. At 17-1o the Apaches would go again, scoring 5 straight to grab a 22-10 lead. Thomas and Hampton had kills, with Kristin Cromer serving an ace. Two more kills from Thomas gave Wabash a 25-12 win and tied the night at one game each.
Kyleigh Hampton would get things going in game three with a kill and after a Claire Cromer ace the Apaches led 6-5. Tied at 6 Wabash would make another run. The Apaches would score 10 of the next 13 game points to lead 16-8. Kristin Cromer led the charge with 3 kills and an ace, while Jaycee Parrett, Hampton and Thomas would get a kill. Hampton and Thomas would control the net the remainder of the game as the Apaches cruised to a 25-17 game three win and led 2-1.
As good as Wabash played in games two and three, it was just the opposite in game four. Eastbrook would race out to a quick five point lead that they would continue to build on as they evened the match 2-2 with a 13-25 win. Thomas had four kills in the game to lead Wabash.
Wabash came out firing in game five to take a 5-1 lead that was started by a Hampton kill. Leading 7-3 the wheels fell off the wagon as Eastbrook would take over. The Panthers would score 5 straight and 11 of the next 12 points to lead 8-14 and the Apaches backs were against the wall. Wabash would score two points to make it 10-14 and was serving when Eastbrook got a tip kill that ended the game 10-15 and the night 2-3.
Lyndsie Thomas had 25 kills and 20 digs
Ky Hampton had 15 kills and 5 points
Shai Parrett had 14 points and 37 digs
Claire Cromer had 31 digs and 31 assists
Kristin Cromer had 18 points and 26 digs, and 4 kills
Shelby Stone had 28 digs
Wabash will travel to Maconaquah Saturday for an invite.