Despite a strong performance from lone senior Quin Shoultz, Columbus North fell to Class 4A No. 10 Seymour 25-17, 25-17, 25-11, in a volleyball match Thursday night.
Shoultz led the Bull Dogs (9-24) with 15 assists, two kills and three digs.
“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.
Seymour setter Jessica Lucas led the Owls with 18 assists, five aces and two kills. Taylor Sutton added five aces and 13 digs. 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 defend their sectional title at home 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.”
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.
East falls to Providence
The Class 4A No. 3 Olympians (26-3) suffered their third loss of the season against Providence on Wednesday, losing 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 14-16.
With varsity setter Faith Myers out due to a hand injury, junior varsity setter Ashlyn Robbins stepped up with 60 assists for the Olympians.
Sara Bean led East in hitting with 26 kills, also adding two aces and six blocks. Carly Robertson had 17 digs, Micayla Speidel added 21 kills, and Erin Mack had four block assists.
The Olympians will face Bloomington North in the semifinals of the Class 4A sectional Oct. 20 at Bloomington South.
Brown County victorious
NASHVILLE — Brown County overpowered Greensburg 25-9, 25-13, 25-7 on Thursday night, bringing its final regular-season record to 21-5 overall, its best in school history.
The Eagles were led by senior Kari Barnett with 21 assists and six aces, while Morgan Dobbs added seven kills.
The Eagles will face South Vermillion in the first round of the Class 3A sectional on Oct. 20 at Owen Valley.
Lancers prevail in five sets
GREENWOOD — Edinburgh battled through five sets to defeat evenly matched Greenwood 25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 20-25, 15-9 Thursday night.
Abbi Bryant had 21 kills and eight blocks for the Lancers. Jennifer Stinson also added 21 kills as well as four aces, while Maile Cox came up strong for the Lancers with 40 assists.
The win brings Edinburgh to 26-7 on the season. The Lancers will face Waldron in the Class A sectional at Indianapolis Lutheran at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
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