Winchester’s volleyball team faced brutal competition on Saturday in the 4th Annual Shondell Invitational at Muncie Burris. And the results were understandably brutal as well.
Facing four different opponents of Class 3A and 4A schools, the Falcons came away without a victory, but perhaps got better in the process.
Among the opponents was the host Burris Owls, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. In the first of the four matches on the day, the Falcons came away on the losing in in two sets, 25-10, 25-10. In subsequent matches, the Lady Falcons put up a great effort before losing to Logansport, 26-24, 18-25, 15-7; lost to Southwood 25-8, 28-26; and fell to Fairfield in the finale, 25-15, 25-14.
Several Falcons had solid effort for the day.
In the match against Burris, Kate Hendrickson recorded three kills, Alaina Nunez and Taylor Moore each contributed three digs and Moore was credited with four assists.
Against Logansport, Cami Miller had eight kills, Gena Moore had six kills, nine assists and four aces, Alaina Nunez had 13 dig, Kate Hendrickson had 12 digs and Taylor Baker had 11 digs a a team-best 15 assists.
Against Southwood, Moore led with six assists, five digs, four assists and a pair o aces. Baker led with seven assists, while Marissa Combs and Maggie Williams had four digs.
Baker led with nine digs against Fairfield. Moore led with five assists, Cami Miller added four kills and Caitlyn Campbell came through with a pair of aces.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Falcons, now 2-9 on the season, as they will try to break a five-match skid on Thursday at homeagainst Class 2A No. 4 Hagerstown.
Indians lose a pair of matches
Union City’s volleyball team lost a pair of matches this week to Daleville and Knightstown. The young Indians fell to 2-10 overall and remain winless in the Tri-Eastern Conference at 0-5.
After a strong start against Daleville on Monday, the Indians went on to lose in four sets, 25-17. 25-21, 25-20, 25-15.
Mariah Claywell paced the Indians with eight assists and four digs. Morgan Wymer led with five assists, Mya Maloy had three aces and five blocks, Emily Livingston had five blocks and Andrea Sander had four digs.
On Tuesday, Knightstown topped the Indians in three sets, 25-13, 25-17, 25-23. Mya Maloy was strong at the net with seven blocks and five kills. Mariah Claywell totaled nine assists with five kills, while Emily Livingston had three aces and Morgan Wymer added five blocks.
The Indians return to action on Monday at home against Mississinawa Valley.
Rebels suffer defeat to Daleville
Randolph Southern lost in three sets on Monday to Daleville in a Mid-Eastern Conference match. The Broncos won in a three=det sweep, 25-18, 25-18, 25-13.
For the Rebels (1-10), Kennedy Bowlin and Haylee Pennington each had five service points each.
Last Thursday evening the Rebels lost to Northeastern, 3-1. The Knights finished on top by scores of 25-18, 25-22, 13-25, 25-13.
Emma Robinson led the Rebels with 12 service points and three aces. Hailey McDavid and Kennedy Bowlin each had eight points, Colleen Ledbetter had six points ad Maliah Adams led the frontliners with three kills.
Southern’s netters return to action on Tuesday at Eastern Hancock.
Blackford tops Union
Union was competitive, but lost to Blackford Monday night in three sets, 25-13, 25-18, 25-17.
The Rockets are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Indiana School for the Deaf.