Apaches/Knights Advance In Volleyball Sectional

It was night two of the Southwood volleyball sectional with three of the four county teams in action. In game one Wabash took on North Miami, following behind 0-2 before a three game rally to win 22-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-9. In the second match of the night Southwood and Northfield took the court as the Lady Knights rolled to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 win.

The Lady Apaches got off to a horrible start, falling behind 6-12. Down 10-17 Wabash made a small run, scoring four straight with Katie Ford and Kristin Cromer recording kills to make it 14-17 then got it to within one at 18-19 on a Sydni Mullett tip, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 22-25 loss.

The Apaches got the exact same start in game two, quickly falling behind 1-6 and could never close the gap until 17-24 when Mullett nailed a kill that started a 4-0 run to get the score to 21-24 when a serve in the net ended game two 21-25.

Down 0-2 Wabash could either regroup or just go through the motions. The Lady Apaches chose choice number one, getting started on a Sarah Ritter kill and built a 5-0 lead.North Miami would chip their way back and cut the lead to 8-7 when Katie Ford would kill twice with Taylor Cain getting a block to open a 13-7 lead and build their lead to 20-11. North Miami couldn’t get any closer than six points as Wabash won game three 25-18.

Things were looking bleak for Wabash in game four as the Apaches fell behind 7-14 and were down 12-20 when the momentum changed. Taking advantage of several Warrior mistakes and a kill from Jaycee Parrett Wabash would go on a run and after kills from Katie Ford and Sarah Ritter the game was tied at 23. Again North Miami would hit the ball out of bounds and the Apaches had game point when Katie Ford nailed a kill to win game four 25-23 and tie the match 2-2.

With the adrenaline flowing and having all the momentum Wabash wasted no time taking control in game five, getting kills from Parrett and Kristin Cromer to grab a 5-2 lead.At 5-4 North Miami would hit the ball out of bounds four times and with a tip from Parrett wabash led 10-4. The Warriors closed the gap to 10-7 when the Apaches found Taylor Cain for two kills and a 13-7 lead. Wabash would win game five 15-9 and the match 3-2.

Claire Cromer had 38 service receptions and 28 digs, 6 points
Shelby Stone had 25 digs, 14 points
Kristin Cromer had 31 digs, 9 points, 13 kills
Jaycee Parrett had 23 digs, 6 points, 29 assists
Sarah Ritter 13 points, 8 kills
Katie Ford 8 kills
Southwood set the tone early in their match with Northfield. The Lady Knights got started with a kill from Emilie Harnish as they jumped out to a 12-6 lead. The Norse would get two kills from Tori Snyder and one from Cassidy Miller to cut the lead to 17-12, but with Anna Rees serving the Knights would rip off five straight to increase their lead to 221-12. Again Snyder stopped the run with a kill, but three straight Southwood points ended game one 25-14.
The Lady Norse got off to a better start in game two, grabbing a 6-3 lead off kills from Snyder and Arie Kennedy and held their three point lead to 9-6. Sami White would score on a tip and get in on a block with Bailey Lundmark as the Knights tied the score at 9. With the game tied at 12 the Knights would score five straight with Sarah Peters getting two aces and Harnish a kill to lead 17-12. Southwood built their lead to 21-14 when the Norse got a second wind. A kill from Holly Dyson started a 6-0 run that closed the gap to 21-20 before a Harnish kill. At 23-22 a Norse hit out of bounds and a White ace ended game two 25-22.
Up 2-0 over their county rival the Knights were looking for the finishing start to game three and got it when Katelyn Murphy got them started with a kill and a 7-0 run to start the game. The Knights would score 12 of the games first 13 points to lead 12-1 as the Norse struggled to play catch up. Northfield closed the gap to 18-8 when Murphy would kill again as the Knights scored four of the next five to lead 22-9. Again Northfield got the lead to ten at 22-12 when Bailey Lundmark and Emilie Harnish got back to back kills for a 24-12 lead as the Knights took game three 25-13 and the match 3-0.
For Southwood

Delayne Gentry                                1 service point, 4 digs

Sami White                                       9 service points, 3 kills, 7 digs, 23 assists, 2 blocks

Makenna Dawes                              2 digs

Anna Rees                                        6 service points, 5 digs, 2 assists

Bailey Hobbs                                    6 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs, 1 block

Sarah Peters                                  14 service points, 4 aces, 3 kills, 1 block, 2 digs

Bailey Lundmark                              5 kills, 2 blocks

Kaitlyn Murphy                              11 kills, 2 blocks

Emilie Harnish                                 7 service points, 8 kills, 6 digs, 1 block

For Northfield

Tori Snyder 2 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 1 solo block
Lauren Early 5 digs, 11 serve receptions
Holly Dyson 3 kills, 1 solo block, 1 dig
Arie Kennedy 9 service points, 4 kills, 1 solo block, 1 assisted block, 12 digs, 11 serve receptions
Liz Howenstine 4 service point, 15 assists
Cherish Leming 2 kills, 1 solo block,1 assisted block, 1 dig
Marlee Stefanatos 2 service points, 4 digs, 10 serve receptions
Cassidy Miller 6 kills, 1 solo block, 1 assisted block
Abigail Poole 1 service point, 5 digs, 2 serve receptions
Paige Holley 10 digs, 9 serve receptions
Saturday Manchester will play Oak Hill in game one with Wabash taking on Southwood in game two.

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