Southwestern bounces back with ORVC win over Milan
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:00 AM
Southwestern volleyball rebounded from a tough loss at Trinity Lutheran to defeat Ohio River Valley Conference foe Milan 3-0 on Tuesday.
The host Rebels won the first set 25-16 and hammered the Indians 25-13 in set two before competing the sweep 25-19 in the third set.
"We played pretty well tonight," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "There is still room to cut down on our mistakes. We need to continue to work on every aspect of our game to make improvements but I saw some positive things tonight. It was a good team effort to win a conference match."
Karli Long had 10 kills on 17-for-20 hitting, 10-for-10 passing with three digs and 12-for-14 serving with three aces. Skyla Judkins and Mariah Franklin combined for 17 kills. Sarah Anderson added 32 assists and Katie Conover had 24 digs.
Southwestern, now 8-7 and 1-2 in the ORVC, hosts Shawe for an ORVC match on Friday.
Lady Cubs post 16th win
Madison volleyball notched its 16th win of the season on Tuesday night, defeating Scottsburg 3-0 on the road.
The Cubs won the first set 25-16 and cruised 25-11 in the second set before finishing off the Warriorettes 25-21 in set three.
Whitney Wynn tallied 32 assists, four kills, and three blocks. Emily Holland recorded 14 kills while teammate Katie Hartman added 11 kills.
Madison (16-2) travels to Henryville on Thursday.
Sluggish start costs Shawe
A sluggish start doomed Shawe volleyball in a 3-0 loss to Austin at home on Tuesday.
"We got off to a slow start tonight," Hilltoppers coach Kelly Hill said. "We did some things well and some things not so well tonight."
Austin took advantage of the sluggish Hilltoppers in the first two sets, winning 25-16 and 25-19.
Shawe found some energy in the third set but it was too late as the Eagles finished the match, 25-22.
Stephanie Snodgrass was 34-for-35 passing with three digs and a kill. Shelby Greene and Taylor Grote combined for 10 kills.
"I thought our middle hitters did a great job getting a block of several of their (Austin) big hits," Hill said. "We were a little more aggressive at the net tonight and that is something we really need to continue to work on."
Shawe (0-9) travels to Southwestern on Friday for an Ohio River Valley Conference match.
Grizzlies edge Hanover, 3-1
A mere eight points separated Hanover College volleyball from victory in a non-conference 3-1 loss at rival Franklin on Tuesday.
Just two points separated the two teams in each of the four sets. Franklin won the first two sets 26-24 and 27-25 before Hanover clawed back in the third set with a 28-26 victory.
Wanting to avoid a fifth set, Franklin (5-5) ended the match in set four, 26-24.
For Hanover, the match marked the first time since Sept. 5, 2008 that the Panthers have played in a match where each set was decided by two points.
Rachel Hasewinkel, Sarah Hasewinkel and Rachel Regenauer combined for 38 kills. Freshman Shelby Hart had 10 assists.
Kylie Justus recorded a season-high 32 digs while Madison native Maddie Hartman added a career-high 21 digs.
Hanover (4-7) faces Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) and Northern Ohio in a doubleheader on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.