The county volleyball battles continued this week as Southwood took the short trek to Wabash Thursday, with the Apaches holding off the Knights 25-14, 25-21, 16-24, 25-20.
Wabash would dominate game one, jumping out to an 11-5 lead off and ace from Sam Irgang and kills from Brooke Irgang and Alivia Short. Alissa Pershing would the get a kill and the Knights got a block from Drue Gentry to make it 7-5. ASgain it would be Short and the Irgangs controlling the net as the Apaches built their lead to 19-12 before Erin Lehner recorded one of her three kills in the game. At 21-14 Short would record two kills with Brooke Irgang serving an ace to give Wabash a 25-14 win.
In game two Wabash would go to Sam Irgang and Angela Levine early, while the Knights got kills from Pershing and Lehner to make it 7-7. The two teams battle for position as Wabash led 16-14 when Mckenzie Hayslett scored on a tip to ignite a 4-0 run and a 20-14 lead. The Knights wouldn’t go away, getting two tips from Pershing and a kill from Gentry to make it 22-19 before the Apaches went on to take game two 25-21.
Game three looked as though it would be much of the same with the score tied 4-4 when an explosion hit in the name of Alissa Pershing . Pershing would collect 5 kills and a block as the Knights score 9 straight to take a 13-4 lead before two Wabash points. At 13-6 Pershing would go again, this time getting assistance from Gentry aces as the lead grew to 21-6. At 24-10 the Apaches would flex their muscle a little, getting kills from Brooke Irgang and Tabitha Wagner to score 6 straight before the Knights ended the game on a Kirsten Pecsenye kill for a 25-16 Southwood win.
Maybe having a bit of a let down in game three the Apaches came out inspired in game four, getting two kills from Wagner and jumped out to a 5-0 lead. The Knights would claw their way back and had the Wabash lead cut to 12-10 when the Apaches opened a gap. Taking advantage of a couple Knight miscues and getting timely serving from Sam Irgang the Apacges scored 6 straight to go up 18-10. Southwood would respond with four straight points off tow aces from Kayla Mays to make it 18-14, but couldn’t get any closer as Wabash took game four 25-20 and the match 3-1.
Kenzie Hayslett had 16 points, 9 assists and 15 digs
Sam Irgang had 12 points and 6 kills
Alivia Short had 10 kills
Tabby Wagner had 9 kills
Brooke Irgang had 19 assists
Lexi Hartley had 20 digs
Drue Gentry 10 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 5 digs
Hayley Bland 2 service points, 1 dig
Alissa Pershing 4 service points, 1 ace, 13 kills, 4 blocks, 1 dig
Erin Lehner 10 kills, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 10 digs
Kelsey Niccum 4 service points, 2 kills, 4 assists, 16 digs
Kirsten Pecsenye 2 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 2 digs
Kayla Mays 15 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 10 digs
Allison Steele 1 kill, 14 digs, 21 assists
The Wabash jv won 25-15, 25-19
Mariah Wyatt had 8 kills
Lexi Westendorf had 9 assists and 8 service points
Madison Johnson 5 service points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 5 digs
Freedom DeWitt 1 service point, 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 dig
Blanca Manas 1 dig
Erin McGouldrick 2 service points, 1 dig
Gesche Schmidt 2 service points, 1 ace, 1 dig
Natalie Haycraft 3 service points, 1 ace, 5 assists, 3 digs
Maggie Ball 3 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 block, 2 digs