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Milestones by Mariah as Indians turn tables on stateline neighbors

Union City’s Mariah Claywell skies for an acrobatic attack in her team’s three-set win over crosstown rival Mississinawa Valley.

UNION CITY, Ind. - After falling to the Lady Hawks a little over a week ago, the Union City Lady Indians volleyball team got some redemption as they welcomed Mississinawa Valley across the state line Monday evening.

The Lady Indians battled hard and held off MV to take the state line rivalry match 3-0, winning sets with scores of 15-21, 25-15, 25-13.

“It was nice to get a little redemption tonight,” said UC head coach Ashley Gard. “The girls fought hard and were able to win all three sets. It was exciting to see Mariah achieve both of her goals. She plays hard and deserves it.

Union City’s Mariah Claywell was recognized during the game after surpassing not one, but two career milestones.

The UC senior recorded her 800th kill and 500th dig during the game.

She put on good numbers against the Blackhawks with 25 digs and 21 kills. Emily Livingston had 14 kills, Emily Evans 15 digs and Carlee Rismiller 32 assists in the three sets.

Camryn Fisher had three aces and three three blocks for Union City.

The Indians improved to 13-6 after the win.

On Tuesday night, the Indians dropped a Tri-Eastern Conference match to state-ranked Hagerstown.

The face Union in the first round of the county tournament on Thursday.

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