Tigers take third in round-robin tourney
Crothersville volleyball dropped a pair of matches to finish third Saturday in a tournament hosted by Springs Valley.
All matches were best out of three sets.
After dropping their first set to Borden 25-17, the Tigers rallied to take the second 25-19. However, the Braves came out on top in the third at 15-13.
Against the host school, the Tigers fell 25-16, 25-19.
On the day, Brittany Clem (17), Maddie Riley (10) and Brittany Ross (15) made all their serve attempts, as the tigers finished 73-for-85 with 21 aces.
The Tigers (1-5) host Austin on Tuesday.
Cougars split games during invitational
The Class A No. 10 Trinity Lutheran volleyball team went 2-2 against tough competition Saturday at the Barr-Reeve Invitational.
Trinity’s two wins came down to third sets, defeating Class 2A No. 12 Evansville Mater Dei 18-25, 28-26, 15-9 and Linton-Stockton 25-22, 23-25 15-9.
Against Mater Dei, Hailley Peters led the Cougars attack with 17 hits (six kills). Trinity went 94-for-96 with 31 kills in the contest.
The Cougars were efficient against Linton-Stockton with their serve making 57 of 62 with four aces.
Tates Creek (Ky.) defeated the Cougars 25-20, 25-12 while Class 2A No. 6 Barr-Reeve topped Trinity Lutheran 25-6, 26-16.
Trinity Lutheran (6-4) will host Bedford North Lawrence on Thursday.
Owls go 2-2; Braves winless at Providence
Class 3A No. 18 Brownstown Central and Seymour faced some of the top teams from Southern Indiana on Saturday at the Providence “Early Bird” Invitational.
Seymour come away with a pair of wins on the morning.
The Owls defeated Jackson County Rival Brownstown 25-22, 27-25 and beat Jasper 25-18, 25-15.
Class 3A No. 2 Providence came back to beat the Owls 20-25, 25-18, 15-7 and Roncalli topped Seymour 25-10, 26-24.
Addie Rudge was 54-for-62 behind 17 kills as the team finished 215 of 242 with 78 on the day.
Serving, Hannah Sipe was an efficient 39-for-41 and the Owls went 169-for-180 with six aces.
Brownstown couldn’t muster a win on the day, falling to Seymour, Jasper (25-16, 25-22), Class 4A No. 1 Indianapolis Cathedral (25-10, 25-6) and 4A No. 19 Franklin Community (25-14, 25-21).
Keeli Darlage pounded 78 totals hits with 26 aces to lead the Braves.
BC’s Grace Jaynes also had a strong day on the offense going 33 for 37 with six kills on hits.
Seymour moved to 7-6 and Brownstown Central dropped to 5-9.
Owls finish second at Hoosier Cup
One goal can make all the difference in a tourney.
Bedford North Lawrence beat Seymour by goal differential to take first place at the Hoosier Cup in Bloomington on Saturday.
Seymour finished with seven goals with two allowed while BNL scored nine and gave up three — a one goal difference between the two teams.
In their final contest of the day, the Owls blanked Martinsville 2-0.
Marie Lenart had both goals while Bailey Lewis and Aidan Hiester recorded assists.
Against BNL earlier that morning, the Owls tied 1-1.
Bailey Lykins accounted for the lone Seymour score off an assist by Elizabeth Hartman.
Rachel Collett collected 10 saves versus the Stars.
On Friday, the Owls defeated Evansville Harrison 4-1 behind goals by Lenart, Lykins, Elizabeth Hartman and Grace Hartman (penalty kick).
Lenart and Grace Hartman had the assists.
The Owls (4-3-1) will host Greensburg on Tuesday.
Owls face top-tier teams at invite
Seymour finished 15th in the 16-team Bloomington South Invitational with a 394 team score on Saturday.
Some of the best teams in the state were on hand, as No. 2 Evansville North won with 303, No. 5 Columbus North got second scoring 307 and No. 19 Martinsville placed third carding 319.
Bailey Goben (92) and Andrea Axsom (96) both shot personal bests for the Owls.
Bridget Marshall shot 98, Maddie Wisler totaled 108 and Hannah Thompson scored 109 for Seymour.
Thursday, the Owls will play at Otter Creek against Columbus East.