Bull Dogs fall to Panthers
BLOOMINGTON — Columbus North stayed close to Bloomington South in Game 1, but the Panthers went on to claim a 25-20, 25-14, 25-15 Conference Indiana win.
The Bull Dogs (9-17, 0-6) suffered a big loss when their only senior, setter Quin Shoultz, went down with a sprained ankle early in Game 2.
“We had a very good shot to beat them, and I thought we would,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “We came out very strong in the first game. The girls were aggressive and had the lead for most of the game. We just could not pull it out. We came out with the same fire the second game, but Quin went down with a sprained ankle early on in the game. The change in line-ups and setters frazzled us a little.”
Janelle Peters led the Bull Dogs with three blocks and seven digs. Makinsey Summa pounded eight kills, and Alexa Pelley served three aces. Shoultz had 11 assists before her injury, and Karen Wildemann took her place and finished with six assists.
“Karen stepped in and took the setting role well, but we lost her passing and hitting, which hurt us,” Greiner said. “Makinsey Summa also had some key kills that gave us a lift. I saw some good things the girls did, and I was overall pleased.”