The Southwood VolleyKnights won their 8th straight sectional title Saturday and now travel to Michigantown Tuesday to take on Clinton Central in the regional. The regional is just a two team format with the winner going to the four team semi state at Bremen Saturday.
Southwood is a 10 time regional champion and are seeking their 7th straight Tuesday. Clinton Central won the regional in 2004 & 2005
Southwood is ranked #11 while Clinton Central is #15
The two teams have just one common opponent which is Rochester. Southwood fell to the Zebras 25-22,14-25,17-25,12-25 while Clinton Central lost 15-25, 15-25
We put together some individual and team stats for you to ponder on to make your prediction for Tuesday’s match up. All the stats posted are for 2A only.
Southwood’s Sami White is ranked 6th in the state in assist with 794. Clinton Central setter Gracie Stewart is 29th with 453.
Clinton Central’s Tenley Orr is ranked 28th in kills with 272. Southwood’s Kaitlyn Murphy is 35th with 255. Emilie Harnish od Southwood is #44 with 228. Clinton Central’s Taylor Smith is #46 with 224. Sarah Peters of Southwood is #63 with 189 while Clinton Central’s Kylie Crenshaw is #77 with 163. Southwood’s Sami White, Bailey Hobbs and Bailey Lundmark are all in the top 152 with Clinton Central’s next best at 160.
Tenley Orr of Clinton Central is ranked #7 in aces with 87. Southwood’s Sami White is #9 with 84. Gracie Stewart of Clinton Central is # 25 with 59 with Barrentine Bailey #41 with 52.
Southwood’s Kaitlyn Murphy is ranked #36 in blocks with 62 with Clinton Central’s Tenley Orr #72 with 43. Southwood’s Bailey Lundmark is #97 with 36.
Clinton Central’s Barrentine Bailey is ranked #38 in digs with 322 with Southwood’s Emilie Harnish #78 with 244.
Team Stats :
Clinton Central is ranked #8 in hitting percentage at .233 while Southwood is #20 at .187
Southwood is ranked #7 in kills with 1019 with Clinton Central at #15 with 930.
Southwood is ranked #7 in assist with 923 with Clinton Central at #12 with 862.
Clinton Central is ranked #9 in aces with 290 with Southwood at #14 with 259.
Southwood is ranked #24 in blocks with 144 with Clinton Central at #50 with 61.
Clinton Central is ranked #35 in digs with 1186 with Southwood at #36 with 1179.
If Southwood gets by Clinton Central Tuesday they would play the winner of the Westview/Adams Central winner in the second game of the Bremen semi state at 12:30 Saturday.