NEW ALBANY —
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY-SOUTH CENTRAL
From the start of the match, it was apparent who would be facing New Washington in the sectional final.
Christian Academy came out guns blazing and South Central had no answer to the onslaught. The Warriors looked to be a team on a mission, not giving the underdog Rebels any chance for an upset.
Sophomore Alex Falcone had her team firing at all cylinders as she made countless passes that ended up being slammed on the Rebels’ side of the net.
Almost every point Christian Academy scored was similar: pass, pass, kill.
Freshman Sierra Rayzor was on the recieving end of many of those passes, leading the Warriors with 13 kills. Boesing joined in on the fun punching home 12 kills. Emily Haworth added five kills, as Christian Academy pegged South Central with BBs all night.
“We played well from start to finish,” Pauly said. “Our service game has really been on as of late and we are passing the ball very well. We’ve started three freshmen and they are all playing well.”
South Central just seemed overmatched from the get go. A young team on the road with a hostile crowd, and that Christian Academy attack left the Rebels back peddling the whole game.
“We came in knowing it was going to be a difficult contest,” South Central coach Patty Shaffer said. “Christian Academy is one of the better teams, and we are young and inexpeirenced. After watching Rock Creek win a [set], I tried to stress that the underdogs can win. ... It just wasn’t our night.”
NEW WASHINGTON 3, ROCK CREEK 1
Rock Creek 12 14 25 19
New Washington 25 25 19 25
New Wash: Caroline Ricks 15 kills, 12 blocks, 9 aces; Courtney Amick 7 assists, 3 aces, 4 digs; Johnson 7 kills, 10 blocks, 2 assists, 1 dig; Kaitlyn Schindler 2 aces, 2 assists, 1 dig; Brianne Cochran 4 blocks.
Rock Creek: Katie Clapp 13 assists; Susan McCoy 4 kills, 4 blocks; Marissa Weedin 6 kills.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3, SOUTH CENTRAL 0
South Central 11 10 11
Christian Academy 25 25 25
CAI: Boesing 12 kills, 3 blocks; M. Haworth 4 kills, 2 blocks; Alex Falcone 24 assists, 4 aces, 2 digs; E. Haworth 3 kills, 5 aces; Rayzor 13 kills, 4 blocks, 2 aces.
South Central: Jasmine Nalley 1 kill, 5 digs; Issabelle Temple 2 kills, dig; Maddison O’Conner 1 assist, 2 blocks.