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September 19, 2013

H.S. ROUNDUP: Highlanders squeak by Creek in four sets

Lewis hat trick lifts Floyd boys’ soccer past rival Bulldogs



At Silver Creek

    Set scores: 25-22, 25-9, 24-26, 25-20

    Records: Silver Creek 11-8, Floyd Central 8-5.

    JV: Silver Creek 25-10, 25-17.

    Freshmen: Silver Creek 25-20, 25-17.

    Next: Floyd Central and Silver Creek at New Albany Ultra Ankle Challenge, Saturday.


At Providence

    Set scores: 25-18, 25-15, 25-10

    Providence highlights: Taylor Wilson 16 kills; Jacquie Hornung 9 kills, 3 blocks, 6 digs; Haley Libs 6 kills, 6 digs; Carlie Combs 4 kills, 2 digs; Patricia Mattingly 33 assists; Abby Spitznagel 17 service points, 4 aces, 4 digs; Audrey Shannon 16 digs, 12 service points, 3 aces.

    New Wash highlights: Caroline Ricks 9 kills, 2 aces; Courtney Amick 11 assists; Kerri Cochran 14 digs.

Quotes: Providence coach Terri Purichia, “I felt that we started a little flat through the first set and part of the second set after an emotional five-set win [over Floyd Central on Wednesday]. We were able to get more focused as the match went on. [New Wash coach] Michelle [Ricks] has done a great job and they have some great athletes.”

    Records: Providence 14-3.

    JV: Providence 2-0.

    Freshmen: Providence 2-0.

    Next: Providence at Ben Davis Invitational, Saturday; New Washington at Christian Academy, Monday.


At Clarksville

    Set scores: 25-11, 25-22, 25-10.

    CAI highlights: Krista Boesing 9 kills; Sierra Rayzor 7 kills, 2 blocks; Emily Haworth 3 kills, 3 digs; Hannah Staggers 6 aces, 12 digs; Ezra Staggers 3 aces; Clara Koch 7 digs; Alex Lyons 3 digs; Alex Falcone 31 assists.

    Clarksville highlights: Hannah Elder 11 assists; Ali Sparkman 8 kills; Kayla Wallace 2 aces, 10 digs.

    CAI coach Walter Pauly: “Tonight was not our best effort, especially the second set where we lost focus. Fortunately we regrouped in the third set. We picked up the defensive intensity and our serving kept them off balance. Hannah Staggers was great in the back row with 12 digs, and Clara Koch made som incedible defensive plays. Emily Haworth, Ezra Staggers, and Alex Lyons all had good matches. Clarksville’s Ali Sparkman was fantastic tonight, Clarksville played well and they dug a lot of balls.”

    Clarksville coach John McEwen: “Christian Academy is a solid volleyball team.   We had them down 20-17 in game two, and we just haven't figured out how to close out a game. As soon as the girls decide to fight and give 100 percent no matter what, we will be a more successful team. Senior Hannah Elder did any amazing job coming off the bench as setter. Her enthusiasm and attitude on the floor makes everyone better. Ali Sparkman also had a great match offensively. She is great when she is aggressive like she was tonight.”

    Records: Clarksville 7-8, Christian Academy 10-6.

    Next: Clarksville at Borden Tournament, Saturday; CAI hosts Shawne Memorial, Saturday.

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