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Shawe struggles in loss to Jac-Cen-Del
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:00 AM
BLOCK PARTY: Shawe’s Stephanie Snodgrass (7) and Megan Goebel (11) team up to block the shot of Jac-Cen-Del’s Danielle Newhart during the match on Tuesday. Jac-Cen-Del won the match in three games. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Shawe volleyball played well in spurts Tuesday night but couldn't put a string of long runs together in a home loss to Ohio River Valley Conference foe Jac-Cen-Del, 3-0.
The Hilltoppers seemed on the verge of collecting a win in the first set, but errors allowed Jac-Cen-Del to prevail, 25-21. The Eagles followed up with a win in set two, easily fending off Shawe 25-15 to lead 2-0.
In the final set, Shawe once again put themselves in position to contend, but once again the Eagles slammed the door shut, securing the 3-0 sweep, 25-21.
"It was a real struggle all night," Shawe coach Kelly Hill said. "We would make small runs but just could not put it all together tonight."
Jenna Armstrong finished the night going 39-of-40 setting with 10 assists while Taylor Grote was 39-of-40 passing with six digs. Megan Goebel added an 11-for-11 blocking performance with three kills.
Shawe will go for their first win of the season on Tuesday, hosting ORVC and 1A sectional foe Rising Sun.
Rebels dealt 1st loss
Southwestern volleyball's three-match winning streak came to a halt on Tuesday, losing at home to Salem 3-0.
"We did not play very clean volleyball tonight," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "Salem needed 75 points to win in three sets and we had 52 errors in the match, so obviously we made too many mistakes to win against any team."
The Rebels battled in the first set but Salem managed to pull away, 25-21. The Lions then took complete of the second and third sets, winning 25-16 and 25-19 to take the victory.
"Salem played very well," Johnson added. "They were fundamentally solid and played consistent, error-free volleyball. Our offense struggled again tonight. We are going to spend a lot of time this week in practice trying to score the ball and play defense."
Sarah Anderson went 7-for-7 serving with 16 assists and five kills. Skyla Judkins was 9-of-10 hitting with three digs and five kills and Karli Long added nine kills and four digs.
Southwestern (3-1) competes in the Madison Invitational on Saturday.
Panthers beat Demons
Carroll County volleyball picked up its second straight win of the season defeating Williamstown 3-0 on Monday.
The Panthers took the first set, 25-20, and followed up with a second set victory, 25-18.
The third set was arguably Carroll's best set of the night, easily closing out the game with a 25-17 win.
Carroll County (2-0) travels to Trimble County today.
Madison moves to 5-1
Madison volleyball had little trouble on the road Monday, defeating South Dearborn 3-0 to pick up its fifth win of the season.
After taking the first set over the Knights 25-18, the Cubs dominated in the second and third sets, winning 25-7 and 25-8.
Delany Liter was 14-of-14 serving with seven aces, while Katie Hartman and Emily Holland combined to go 21-of-21 serving.
Whitney Wynn recorded 26 assists and Holland had eight kills and Olivia Crozier recorded seven kills. Abigail Demaree also contributed with seven digs.
The Cubs, now 5-1, host Charlestown on Thursday.
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