The Wabash volleyball team picked up their first conference win Wednesday with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over North Miami.
It took the Lady Apaches a few points to get going as they trailed 4-1 in game one before a Jaycee Parrett tip followed by a Sarah Ritter block knotted the score at 4. Trailing 7-5 the Apaches would go to Taylor Cain who had back to back kills in a 4-0 run as Wabash led 9-7. Wabash would open their lead on a series of small runs. Up 10-9 Claire Cromer would serve an ace during another 4-0 run to open a 14-9 lead then finshed game one with four two point runs to win game one 25-15. Katie Ford had two kills down the stretch.
Wabash got off to a 5-3 lead to start game two, but the Warriors would find some rhythm to score 6 of the next 9 game points to lead 11-9. After a Wabash defensive point the Lady Apaches would go to work with Jaycee Parrett serving. Wabash would score 8 straight points with Parrett serving 3 aces and Sydni Mullett nailing 2 kills to lead 17-11. North Miami would get to within 18-14 when the Apaches ran again. A Sydni Mullett block started a 5-0 run that opened a 23-14 lead. Kristin Cromer served 2 aces during the run. At 23-15 Katie Ford and Taylor Cain would lace back to back kills for a 25-15 win and a 2-0 lead.
Monday night at Manchester, North Miami trailed the Squires 2-0 and had visions of the same comeback against Wabash, jumping out to a 5-1 lead before the Lady Apaches got busy. Kristin Cromer would rip a kill that started a 9-1 run that included 7 points in a row to grab a 10-6 lead. During the run Cromer added another kill while the Apaches also got kills form Mullett and Cain. Mullett had 2 kills and a block. North Miami would work their way back, tying the score at 11 and eventually taking a 14-13 lead when Katie Ford knotted the score with a kill. Ford’s kill started a 4-0 run for a 17-14 lead. The Apaches would hold a 3 point lead until 21-18 when the Warriors score 4 of the next 6 and the Wabash lead was at one 23-22. Taylor Cain would then score on a tip and was followed by a Katie Ford kill to end the game 25-22 and the night 3-0.