Lady Apaches Win Marathon Over Norse

It was the much anticipated match up between the Wabash and Northfield volleyball teams at Coolman Gymnasium Thursday. In a gym that was already to hot the two teams turned up the heat even more as Wabash out lasted Northfield 25-20, 25-14, 17-25, 18-25, 16-14.

Wabash would dominate the first two matches. In game one the Lady Apaches would go to Tabby Wagner early while the Norse found Addi Baker and Haylie Faust. Wabash led 12-10 after a Baker kill when the Apaches flexed their muscle. Sam Irgang and Alivia Short would take over at the net along with Brooke Irgang as Wabash went on a 6-3 run to grab an 18-13 lead. The Apaches would maintain their margin until 22-16 when the Norse closed the gap to 23-20 before kills from Kiley Stone and Short ended game one 25-20.

The Apaches would run away from the Norse in game two, jumping out to a 10-3 lead and never looking back. Wagner got things going with two kills and was followed by Sam Irgang and Mariah Wyatt. Northfield closed the gap to 14-8 after two Faust kills before the Apaches went running again. It was all Sam Irgang and Wagner as the Apaches out scored the Norse 11-6 down the stretch to win game two 25-14 and led 2-0.

Northfield would regroup during the break and come out firing on all cylinders in game three. Kills from Baker and Kyra Kennedy got the Norse going as they jumped out to a 12-3 lead. The Apaches would close the deficit to 13-7 before two baker kills led a 6-0 run to put Northfield up 19-7. Wabash would try to get back in the game off kills from Brooke Irgang and Wagner, but the hole dug was to deep as Northfield won game three 25-17.

Game four would be similar to game three as it was the Norse that got off to a good start. Kills from Baker, Kennedy and an ace from Abby Hunter gave Northfield an 8-1 lead. Back to Wagner the Apaches went, closing the gap to 10-9 when Kennedy recorded a kill and an ace, followed by a Faust kill to make it 13-9. Northfield would continue to hold a three to four point lead until 21-18 when a Faust kill and an ace from Elise Gottschalk carried the Norse to the last four points of the match. Northfield won 25-18 to set up the exciting game five.

Northfield would continue their momentum early in game five, getting two kills from Kennedy and one from Baker to grab a 4-1 lead before the Apaches made a run that the Norse may not recover from. Sam Irgang would score on a tip that ignited a 9-0 run to give Wabash a 10-4 lead. The Apaches held their lead at 13-7 when the Norse would one more second wind. Faust would record a kill that started a 4-0 run to make it 13-11 before a Short tip made it 14-11. The Norse would follow by taking advantage of two Wabash errors and get a kill from Faust to knot the score at 14 before a Sam Irgang kill and an Abby Vinopal ace end the game 16-14 and a Wabash 3-2 win.

# Athlete Name SP K K/S Kill % Att E Hit %
Team Totals 5 54 10.8 30.5 177 24 .169
3 M. Hayslett (Sr) 5 0 0.0 .0 6 0 .000
8 Tabby Wagner (Sr) 5 23 4.6 41.1 56 8 .268
9 Abby Vinopal (Sr) 5 0 0.0 .0 1 0 .000
11 Brooke Irgang (Sr) 5 8 1.6 24.2 33 4 .121
12 Kiley Stone (Sr) 5 0 0.0 .0 16 3 -.188
13 Alivia Short (So) 5 11 2.2 52.4 21 2 .429
21 Mariah Wyatt (So) 5 6 1.2 42.9 14 2 .286
23 Kaylee Graf (Sr) 5 0 0.0 .0 2 0 .000
25 Samantha Irgang (Sr) 5 6 1.2 22.2 27 5 .037
Kendall Fields (So) 4 0 0.0 .0 1 0 .000
# Athlete Name SP D DE D/S
Team Totals 5 105 71 21.0
3 M. Hayslett (Sr) 5 32 44 6.4
8 Tabby Wagner (Sr) 5 12 5 2.4
9 Abby Vinopal (Sr) 5 9 3 1.8
11 Brooke Irgang (Sr) 5 17 5 3.4
12 Kiley Stone (Sr) 5 1 0 0.2
13 Alivia Short (So) 5 9 1 1.8
21 Mariah Wyatt (So) 5 1 0 0.2
23 Kaylee Graf (Sr) 5 13 7 2.6
25 Samantha Irgang (Sr) 5 7 4 1.4
Kendall Fields (So) 4 4 2 1.0
# Athlete Name SP Asst Asst/S BHA BHE
Team Totals 5 47 9.4 158 12
3 M. Hayslett (Sr) 5 1 0.2 6 2
8 Tabby Wagner (Sr) 5 1 0.2 3 0
9 Abby Vinopal (Sr) 5 0 0.0 3 0
11 Brooke Irgang (Sr) 5 34 6.8 99 5
12 Kiley Stone (Sr) 5 0 0.0 6 1
13 Alivia Short (So) 5 0 0.0 1 0
21 Mariah Wyatt (So) 5 0 0.0 3 1
23 Kaylee Graf (Sr) 5 11 2.2 35 2
25 Samantha Irgang (Sr) 5 0 0.0 1 0
Kendall Fields (So) 4 0 0.0 1 1

For Northfield

Kelcie Thomson 4 points, 28 serve receptions, 2 assist, and 18 digs
Kyra Kennedy 3 points, 1 ace, 12 kills, 9 serve receptions, 1 solo block, 7 assist blocks, and 3 digs
Ally Keaffaber 4 points, 9 assist blocks and 6 digs
Morgan Meyer 8 serve receptions, and 6 digs
Elise Gottschalk 8 points, 9 serve receptions, and 6 digs
Kearston Stout 1 kill, 1 solo block and 10 assist blocks
Abigail Hunter 18 points, 1 kill, 5 assist blocks, 32 assist and 7 digs
Haylie Faust 14 points, 1 ace, 12 kills, 2 solo blocks, 3 assist blocks and 3 digs
Addi Baker 15 kills, 11 serve receptions, 1 solo block, 4 assist blocks and 3 digs

Wabash won the junior varsity contest 25-8, 25-8

We will add the Wabash stats when received

For Northfield

Kinzie Griffin 3 points, 3 serve receptions, and 3 digs
Aliya Krom 1 kill, 4 serve receptions, and 4 digs
Meredith Haupert 4 points, 2 serve receptions, and 2 dig
Olivia Curry 1 point, 1 serve reception, 1 assist, and 1 dig
Emily Pennington 2 points, 1 kill, 4 serve receptions and 6 digs
Madison Shrider 1 point, 5 serve receptions, and 3 digs

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