Lady Knights down Wabash, 3-0

Wabash freshman Brooke Irgang goes up for a set in the match against Southwood. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood volleyball team made their second trip of the week to play a county opponent Thursday visiting the Wabash Lady Apaches. After a close first game the Knights would get it going in a 25-23, 25-13, 25-15 win.

The Lady Apaches came out swinging in game one, not showing any intimidation for the Knights. Taking advantage of some Knight errors while getting a kill from Brooke Irgang and an ace from Alexis Hartley the Apaches led 5-4 and had the lead at 11-8 when Southwood got kills from Bailey Lundmark and Drue Gentry to knot the score at 11. Wabash would then get two kills from Sydni Mullett and one from Sam Irgang to grab a 17-13 lead before the Knights answered with five straight to go up 18-17. During the run Drue Gentry had an ace with Emilie Harnish getting a kill. With the Knights leading 20-19 Wabash would get a kill from Kristin Cromer during a 3-0 run to go back up 22-20 and led 23-21 when Harnish and Lundmark took over at the net to score four straight for a 25-23 Southwood win.

The Knights would dominate game two, grabbing an early 10-3 lead off three Bailey Lundmark kills. Wabash would claw their way back to 14-11 with kills from Jaycee Parrett and Kristin Cromer along with a block from Sam Irgang when the Knights went running again. Emilie Harnish would record a kill that ignited a 7-0 run to grab a 21-11 lead, then go to Bailey Hobbs down the stretch for the 25-13 win.

Wabash had an early 3-2 lead in game three before the Knights scored 11 of the next 13 points which included a 7-0 run to open a 13-5 lead. MaKayla Proffitt, Ashley Parson and Bailey Lundmark all had kills during the run. The lead would stay at 8 points until 23-15 when an error and an Emilie Harnish kill ended the night 25-15.

Statistics for Southwood were:
Drue Gentry 6 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 6 digs

Delayne Gentry 6 service points, 8 digs

Makenna Dawes 12 service points, 4 aces, 1 assist, 8 digs

Ashley Parson 3 kills, 6 digs

Kelsey Niccum 1 assist

Bailey Hobbs 8 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 block, 30 assists, 10 digs

MaKayla Proffitt 6 kills, 2 blocks, 1 assist

Bailey Lundmark 6 service points, 3 aces, 8 kills, 5 digs

Emilie Harnish 2 service points, 18 kills, 9 digs, 1 block

Statistics for Wabash were:
Alexis Hartley had 5 points and 2 aces and 12 digs

Kristin Cromer had 16 digs 3 assists and 6 kills

Brooke Irgang had 11 digs, 5 kills and 4 points

Jaycee Parrett had 11 digs and 12 assists

In JV action …

Southwood won the junior varsity contest 25-13, 25-24

Statistics for Southwood were:
Jessica Brubaker 5 service points, 3 aces, 6 digs

Hayley Bland 2 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 2 digs

Alissa Pershing 5 service points, 10 kills, 2 digs

Bailey Smith 7 service points, 2 aces, 8 kills, 7 digs

Ellie Hobbs 4 service points, 1 ace, 16 assists, 2 kills, 4 digs

Paige Young 5 service points, 1 kill, 9 digs

Statistics for Wabash were:
Abby Vinopal 6 points with 2 aces and 4 kills

Sabrina Wagner 3 kills

Lakin McCord had 8 assists

Kenzie Hayslett had 7 assists and 14 digs

Kaylee Graf had 10 digs

Tabby Wagner had 3 kills

Posted on 2015 Sep 29