The Wabash volleyball team took the short drive Manchester Thursday with the match being anything but short. The Lady Apaches out lasted the Squires 31-29 in game one before taking games two and three 25-21, 25-9.
Game one went back and forth early before Wabash got a kill from Sam Irgang that ignited a 5-0 run for an 11-7 lead. Manchester would answer when Kennedy Rosen nailed a kill along with serving two aces to tie the game at 12. Wabash once again would grab the lead before Manchester scored 6 of 9 points to go up 22-21. The Apaches would answer with three straight as the lead went back and forth until 29-29 when Wabash scored on a Tabatha Wagner kill and a ball out of bounds for the 31-29 win.
In game two Wabash raced out to a 6-1 lead aided by three Brooke Irgang aces before the Squires went off. Manchester would get a kill from Cierra Carter that started an 8-0 run to grab a 9-6 lead. Back came Wabash scoring 8 of the next 12 points to take the lead back at 18-15. The Squires worked their way back off a tip from Carter and a kill from Rosen to tie the score at 21 when Wabash found Alexis Hartley twice for kills and a 25-21 win.
With the momentum on their side the Lady Apaches jumped out to an 11-1 lead in game three and added two 5-0 runs in a 25-9 win for a 3-0 sweep.
Jaycee Parrett had 13 points, 19 assists and 10 digs
Brooke Irgang had 8 points, 6 kills, and 27 digs
Lexi Hartley had 9 kills and 26 digs
Kaitlyn Dowdal had 10 points and 20 digs
Sam Irgang had 6 kills and 11 points
Angela Levine had 7 kills
For Manchester hitting was led by Carter with 8 kills, Rosen with 6, and both Day and McKee had 3. Auler managed her own kill as well. Digs were led by Carter with 21, West with 20, Day with 10, followed by Auler with 8, Rosen picked up 5, Wagoner helped with 4, and both Casper and Osborne saved 1 each. Auler totaled 16 assists on the night while West added in 1 herself. Day had a solo block to add to her block assist. The following ladies each had a block assist tonight as well: Rosen, McKee, and Auler while Osborne had 2 block assists. Aces were led by Rosen with 2 followed by the trio Day, West, and Auler each with an ace a piece.
Manchester won the junior varsity contest 25-21, 25-23.
For Manchester aces were led by Wampler with 3 and the following each had 1: Kline, Greer, Day, and Auler. Wampler contributed 5 assists while Day added in 3. Kills were led by Kline with 5, 3 for Lauer and Day, and both Hatfield and Wampler had 1. Digs were led by Kline with 14, followed by Hatfield with 13, Day picked up 5, Auler got 4, Greer with 3, and Wampler grabbed 2. Kline had a solo block and shared a block assist with Hatfield.
McKenzie Hayslett had 15 digs
Lexi Westendorf had 6 assists and 4 service points
Kiley Stone had 5 kills