Lady Apaches Win Sectional Tune Up

The Wabash volleyball team traveled to Denver Indiana Wednesday to take on next week’s first round sectional opponent in North Miami, defeating the host Warriors 25-23, 21-25, 25-13, 25-17.

The Lady Apaches had a hard time getting on track early in game one, trailing 2-5 before getting their first offensive point that was a kill from Lyndsie Thomas. Down 6-8 Wabash would score four straight that was started by a Kristin Cromer ace to take a 10-8 lead, but couldn’t shake North Miami. The Apaches would hold a one to three point lead and pushed it to four on a Thomas kill before the Warriors would claw their way back, scoring four of the next five points to make it 23-22. Sarah Ritter would get a kill to make it 24-22 and after a North Miami point Kyleigh Hampton would tip one over the net defenders to end game one 25-23.

Again in game two a slow start would plague the Apaches, eventually falling behind 7-14. The Apaches would go to Thomas and Hampton but the Warriors kept pounding away, never letting Wabash get closer than five points until 18-24 when Wabash made it interesting, scoring three straight with two Thomas kills to close the gap to 21-24 when the Warriors scored to end game two 21-25 and tie the night 1-1.

Wabash would rebound in game three, jumping on North Miami early and racing out to a 9-2 lead. Thomas had two kills during the run with Claire Cromer getting a tip for a point. Wabash would increase their lead to 13-5 before the Warriors came storming back, scoring four in a row to make it 13-9. After a Wabash time out, North Miami would score three of the next four points and the Wabash lead was down to two at 14-12. At that point the Wabash offense caught fire and with Kyleigh Hampton serving scored eight points in a row and eleven of the next twelve to run away with game three 25-13. Lyndsie Thomas had four kills during the run with Sarah Ritter chipping in a kill.

After catching fire to end game three, the Lady Apaches experienced a let down to start game four, falling behind 2-6 and eventually trailed 7-11 before things clicked. The Apaches would take advantage of a Warrior error and go on a 5-0 run that was led by two Hampton kills to take a 12-11 lead. After North Miami tied the score, Wabash would go again. The Apaches reeled off six straight to open an 18-12 lead and they were on their way.Thomas and Ritter would do the damage during the run. Leading 22-16 Shai Parrett would serve two straight aces that put the game away, winning 25-17 and the night 3-1.

Kristin Cromer had 14 points, 15 digs and 4 kills
Ky Hampton  had 14 points, 14 kills
Lyndsie Thomas had 26 kills, 27 digs
Shai Parrett had 7 points and 25 digs
Claire Cromer had 36 assists14 digs

The junior varsity fell to North Miami 16-25, 18-25.

Sabrina Wagner 6 points, 2 kills, 7 digs
Taylor Cain6 kills
Lakin McCord 6 assists, 8 digs

Wabash travels to Eastern Thursday.

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