Lady Apaches advance to Semistate

The Wabash Lady Apache volleyball team to Saturday's semistate contest  in Frankfort with wins over Frankton and Tipton. This is the first time in school history the Lady Apaches have advanced to the semistate level of the IHSAA tournament. Photo provided. 

By The Paper Staff

Wabash High School’s volleyball squad picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the  Taylor Regional to advance to the semistate for the first time in program history.

In the opener, The Apaches (33-3) dispatched Frankton in three games, 25-23, 31-29, 25-19.

Alivia Short led the Lady Apaches with 12 kills and 12 digs. Tabby Wagner added seven kills and nine points.

Sam Irgang added seven kills, nine points and two stuff blocks.

Mariah Wyatt was strong at the net with six stuff blocks and a kill.

Brook Irgang tallied five kills and 19 assists, Kaylee Graf added six points, eight assists and 11 digs, and Kiley Stone added five kills and four assists.

Kenzie Hayslett rounded out the Lady Apache leaders with seven points and 27 digs.

In the regional final, Wabash pulled out a five-set thriller over Tipton, 25-18, 25-20, 13-25, 24-26, 15-11.

Wagner led the way with five points, 20 kills and 7 digs, Short added six kills and 16 digs, and Sam Irgang finished with 10 points and four kills.

Wyatt added five kills and two stuff blocks,

Brooke Irgang played a pivotal role in the win with 16 points, seven kills and 23 assists.

Graf added five points and nine assists, and Stone added three kills and six assists.

Kyndal Fields tallied seven digs, and Hayslett added seven points and 27 digs.

Abby Vinopal rounded out the stat leaders with five points and 10 digs.

Wabash advances to the Frankfort Semistate Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., where it will face North Judson (25-7).

Posted on 2018 Oct 23