Tribune staff reports
Seymour setter Jessica Lucas led the Class 4A No. 10 Owls with 18 assists, five aces and two kills in a 25-17, 25-17, 25-11 volleyball victory at Columbus North on Thursday night.
Taylor Sutton added five aces and 13 digs for Seymour. Megan Kimbley had 10 kills, while Michelle Hoene added six. Chandler Clark also had five aces.
Seymour coach Angie Lucas said the Owls are excited to try to defend their sectional title at home starting against No. 13 New Albany on Oct. 20.
“We know it’s going to be a difficult sectional,” she said. “We plan on taking it one game at a time.”
Quin Shoultz, Columbus North’s lone senior, led the Bull Dogs (9-24, 0-7) with 15 assists, two kills and three digs in Thursday’s match.
“Being our setter and the only senior on the team, she does a good job of calming the team, keeping emotions consistent, as well as relaying information from coaches to teammates,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said of Shoultz. “She will be missed next year.”
Alexa Pelley had 12 digs for North, followed by Karen Wildemann with 11 digs. Janelle Peters had five kills and three blocks. Makinsey Summa added four kills, while Hayley McMahan pounded two aces and had three kills.
Greiner also is hopeful going into the postseason.
“We had a good draw for the sectional. East Central is very beatable,” she said. “As long as we compete well and play our game, I’ll be happy.”
North will face East Central in the first round of the Class 4A sectional on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington South.
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