The Wabash volleyball team traveled to North Miami for an afternoon game Saturday, grabbing the first two games before falling to the Warriors 25-21, 25-22, 25-27, 19-25, 14-16.
The two teams would punch and counter punch early in game one with North Miami leading 12-9 when the Apches would go to work. Two kills from Angela Levine ignited an 8-0 run to put Wabash up 18-13 before the Warriors closed the gap to 21-19. Three Alivia Short kills would launch Wabash down the stretch for a 25-21 win.
North Miami would jump out to a 9-3 lead to start game two before the Apaches took advantage of some Warrior errros and eventually tying the score at 12. Wabash would then go on a 5-0 run off two Sam Irgang kills and one from sister Brooke, but again North Miami would scratch and claw. With Wabash leading 20-19 Short would pound two kills as the Apaches went on to win game two 25-22.
Again it was North Miami leading the first half of game three and were up on the Apaches 19-14 when the tide turned. Carmen Higdon would get a kill along with two from Short and a tip from Tabatha Wagner as Wabash built a 23-21 lead. Three times the Apaches had a serve to end the day but couldn’t get over the hump as North Miami came back to win game three 25-27.
Wabash looked as though the loss was behind them as they jumped out to an 8-5 lead in game four before the Warriors scored 5 straight to grab an 11-8 lead. North Miami would build their lead to 11-17 before a kill from Brooke Irgang and a block from Levine made it 14-17. North Miami would answer with a 5-0 run that put them up 14-22 on their way to a 19-25 win to force a game five.
The Apaches would grab a 4-2 lead after a Sam Irgang kill before North Miami would score 6 of the next 7 points to take a 6-10 lead. Short and Sam Irgang would keep the Apaches close as they trailed 10-11 before an error and two North Miami kills made it 11-14. Wabash would make a run, getting kills from the Irgang sisters to tie the score before the Warriors scored the next two points to end the game 14-16.
Tabby Wagner had 13 kills and 13 digs
Alivia Short had 10 kills and 3 stuff blocks
Brooke Irgang had 10 kills, 7 points and 26 assists
Kenzie Hayslett had 11 points, 15 assists and 21 digs
Sam Irgang had 6 kills and 16 points
Angela Levine had 9 kills
Alexis Hartley had 7 points and 45 digs
Abby Vinopal had 5 points and 18 digs
The Wabash junior varsity defeated North Miami 25-12, 25-20
Taylor Johnson had 12 points with 2 aces and 9 digs
Lexi Westendorf had 5 assists
Kylie Ray had 5 assists