> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
In a matchup of Sectional 62’s top two teams, Christian Academy’s volleyball team swept New Washington 25-19, 25-23, 26-24 at CAI — the location of Sectional 62 in late October — on Monday night.
Krista Boesing had 19 kills, three blocks and five digs to help lead the Warriors to the victory and a 12-6 record.
“We experimented with a lineup change tonight to help to focus on our blocking,” CAI coach Walter Pauly said. “We also tried to concentrate on our passing to create one-on-one hitting situations. Of course, we can always improve on our passing.
Emily Haworth added an eight-kill, five-ace performance for the Warriors. Alex Falcone had 30 assists and nine digs and Alex Lyons also had nine digs.
“Alex Lyons had a great night defensively,” Pauly said.
Caroline Ricks led the Mustangs with 14 kills and three blocks.
“Once again, New Washington’s Caroline Ricks is difficult to stop,” Pauly said.
Both teams face another sectional opponent tonight; CAI hosts Lanesville and the Mustangs host Borden.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3, NEW WASHINGTON 0
Set scores: 25-19, 25-23, 26-24.
New Wash highlights: Caroline Ricks 14 kills, 3 blocks; Courtney Amick 8 assists, 1 ace; Ashley Johnson 9 digs, 1 ace.
CAI highlights: Krista Boesing 19 kills, 3 blocks, 5 digs; Alex Falcone 30 assists, 9 digs; Emily Haworth 8 kills, 5 aces; Sierra Rayzor 5 kills, 3 blocks; Ezra Staggers 4 aces; Alex Lyons 9 digs; Abby Falcone 5 digs.
Records: New Wash ; CAI 12-6.
JV: CAI 25-11, 25-7.
JEFFERSONVILLE 3, NORTH HARRISON 0
Set scores: 25-20, 25-23, 25-28.
Jeff highlights: Brooklyn Garrison 3 aces 10 digs; Mary Pat Geary 7 kills; Rachel Williams 10 digs; Hailey Lacy 3 blocks.
Quotes: Jeffersonville coach Renee Stock, “The girls looked comfortable and confident on the court. Shelby Moore had a really aggressive offensive game.She motivates everyone and communicates the entire time. Sara Garwood and Bayley Whitlow both hustled and played great defense.”
Next: Jeffersonville at Madison, Thursday.
AUSTIN 3, CHARLESTOWN 0
Set scores: 25-17, 25-15, 25-15.
Charlestown highlights: Carly Price 3 kills, 1 dig, 1 ace; Cassie Martin 1 kill, 1 assist, 4 aces; Kim Knight 2 kills, 2 blocks; Megan Brooks 1 kill, 9 assists, 2 blocks, 2 digs, 2 aces.
Quotes: Charlestown coach Tammy Nuxoll, “We did a much better job communicating and playing as a team tonight. Even when we were struggling, the team continued to fight hard and didn’t give up. We came out a lot more aggressive in this match and that helped us in our overall play. We have worked really hard in practice since the Salem match on our serve reception and overall that was better tonight. Overall, I am pleased with the girls efforts tonight.”
Next: Charlestown at Providence, today.