The hour-and-a-half drive to Corydon lasted longer than the volleyball match.
In Brownstown Central’s first-round sectional match Thursday against Scottsburg, the Class 3A No. 4 Braves took care of the Warriorettes 25-9, 25-3, 25-5 in about 45 minutes.
Braves coach Jennifer Shade saw her team be called for four hits and decided to call a timeout despite leading 8-6 in the first set. Courtney Conrad responded out of the break with a kill for the side out, and the Braves scored the next seven points. Nicole Thomas served three straight aces late in the set for a 24-8 advantage.
“Sometimes it just takes me looking at them going, ‘We’re here to play volleyball,’” Shade said. “After that, we just ran away with it. It’s just our mindset wasn’t there. We didn’t have our focus on right away.”
Trinity Booher opened the second set with two aces in the first three points to put the Braves in cruise control. Thomas tacked on two more aces in serving her team to a 13-2 lead. After Scottsburg got the side out on a kill, the Warriorettes served long, and then Hallie Wessel served out for the Braves.
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