Braves dominate first week of season


Brownstown Central’s volleyball team ended its first week of play undefeated without dropping a set.

The Braves downed Charlestown and Clarksville in straight sets for a pair of Mid-Soutehrn Conference wins Saturday in two games at Clarksville High School to go 4-0 in week one.

In game one, the Braves dominated Charlestown 25-14, 25-10, 25-12.

Danielle Meyer led the Braves’ hitting unit, making 29 of 31 attempts with 16 kills, while Brooke Meyer made all 12 hits with six kills.

As a team, the Braves made 71 of 79 hits with 30 total kills.

The Braves had a convincing win over Bloomington North prior to Saturday’s action.

“We probably didn’t have our best play today, coming off our Bloomington North win (Thursday),” Braves coach Jennifer Shade said. “We weren’t on top of our game, but we did what we had to for a win.”

In the second of back-to-back games, the Braves downed Clarksville 25-12, 25-14, 25-20.

Serving, Maddy Pace went 12 of 13 with five aces to lead the Braves.

Meyer again led the hitting, with 28 makes off 32 tries and 16 kills.

Throughout the day, the Braves were able to rotate a handful of girls into their rotations.

“Anyone we can get out on the court to get experience so they’re ready if we need them is a big deal,” Shade said. “We need everyone to be ready. We’re confident in our girls, and putting them out there helps them gain confidence. They’ll be ready to go when they’re called.”

Saturday was the first time this season the Braves have played two matches in one day.

“We did fine (playing twice),” Shade said. “I think the other night at Bloomington, we showed that we need more conditioning. These two matches got us more in game shape and ready to go for the long drawn-out game.”

Saturday, the Braves will host their annual invitational at the high school.

They will not play any games leading up to the tournament.

Eight teams will compete in the invite, including Seymour and Bloomington South.

“We look forward to the competition,” Shade said. “This is the point in the season where we see where we’re at. It’s a good gauge for us to see how good we are and how good we can be.”

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.