By KEVIN HARRIS
Susan McCoy smacked 10 kills and made two blocks to lead the Rock Creek Academy volleyball team to a 25-11, 25-22, 25-13 victory at Charlestown on Monday night.
Teammates Kylie Tincher and Marissa Weedin each spiked nine kills, while the Lions’ Holly Whitworth chipped in seven.
Also for Rock Creek, setter Katie Clapp distributed 62 assists and Brittney Page had five blocks.
Despite the victory, Lions’ coach Jennifer Brown saw a lot of things her team needs to correct.
“We are going to have to work harder. We are not passing well, nor are we playing as a team,” Brown said. “I have challenged the girls to really push themselves and to get unified. We have the toughest part of our schedule in front of us, and we won’t be successful playing like we did tonight. We did some great things at times, but let down way too much. This is a wonderful groups of girls, and I have full confidence they will turn this around.”
ROCK CREEK 3, CHARLESTOWN 0
Set scores: 25-11, 25-22, 25-13.
Rock Creek highlights: Kylie Tincher 5 digs, Ahyenday Thornton 5 digs, Katie Clapp 3 digs.
Next: Rock Creek hosts Clarksville, Thursday; Charlestown hosts Borden, tonight.
HENRYVILLE 3, CROTHERSVILLE 0
Set scores: 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.
Henryville highlights: Courtney Rappe 6 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks; Kerri Cochran 4 kills, 1 block; Emily Hollis 15 assists, 1 block.
Quotes: Henryville coach Shallon Hill, “The highlight of tonight’s match was probably seeing senior Tami Burgin [who had ACL surgery last January] return to action and getting the game-winning kills. This group is a lot of fun to coach. They’re competitive and each day are striving to be more than just good. They want to be great.”
Records: Henryville 15-9 (3-1 Southern Athletic Conference).
Next: Henryville at Lanesville, Wednesday.
JASPER 5, FLOYD CENTRAL 0
At Floyd Central
No. 1 — Eli Seng d. Ryan Plunkett 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Grant Weaver d. Chris Boone 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 — Logan Mathies d. Duncan Bishop 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 — Luke Hochgesang-Jo Kemker d. Jack Stoner-Harrison Davis 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2 — Ben Seng-Alex Allen d. Alec Saxon-Austin Ivey 6-1, 6-4.
Notes: Jasper currently ranked ninth in the latest Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association poll.
Quotes: Floyd Central assistant coach Brandon Miller, “I really thought our No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles played well against them, but they were just a little bit better. They were just one shot better than us. But I told the guys after the match that were much better than we were at the start of the season because of our schedule.”
Record: Floyd Central 6-9.
JV: Floyd Central 3-2.
Next: Floyd Central vs. Salem, 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the first round of the Floyd Central Sectional.
NEW ALBANY 3, SILVER CREEK 2
At New Albany
No. 1 — Logan Charbonneau (NA) d. Brennan Thompson 6-4, 6-0.
No. 2 — Alec Bates (NA) d. Noah Eckert 6-0, 6-4.
No. 3 — Nathan Johnson (NA) d. Braden McCartney 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
No. 1 — Nick Sprinkle-Jake Steele (SC) d. Tanner Goller-Jake Kennard 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2 — Isaac Corum-Gabe Bauer (SC) d. Nick White-Zach Daniel 6-3, 6-4.
Quotes: New Albany coach Bob Dusch, “This was not one of our better overall performances. I don’t know whether we were flat because it was Monday, or what the situation was. We started out rather slow. Our one, two and three singles met the challenge and played fairly well by the end of the match. I was very pleased with No. 3 singles, Nathan Johnson, who earned the deciding point to win the match. Nathan is a freshman and was under a lot of pressure, but he came through.”
Next: New Albany vs. Christian Academy, 4:15 p.m. on Thursday at the New Albany Sectional semifinals.
HENRYVILLE 4, SOUTH CENTRAL 1
At South Central
No. 1 — Parker Gabhart (SC) d. Emery Dieterlen 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2 — Landon Guthrie (H) d. Tanner Stark 6-2, 6-4.
No. 3 — Elijah Weeks (H) d. Austin Schoen 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 — Cameron Hardesty-Logan Smith (H) d. Henry Hentrup-Jack Turner 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2 — Luke Davidson-Conrad Beyl (H) d. Dakota Lambert-Logan May 6-1, 6-2.
Notes: The Hornets clinched a share of the Southern Athletic Conference championship on Monday. They can win the conference title outright with a victory today at Borden.
Records: Henryville 8-3 (3-0 SAC).
Next: Henryville at Borden, today.
SATURDAY’S LATE RESULTS
EVANGEL CHRISTIAN EAGLE CUP
At Evangel Christian (Ky.)
ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 8, EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 0
RC — Gedeon Nzombi (Ronald Karenzi), 5th min.
RC — Immanual Malumba (unassisted), 10th.
RC — Will Brown (Nzombi), 17th.
RC — Karenzi (Brown), 25th.
RC — Nzombi (Karenzi), 28th.
RC — Reggie Bailey (Trenton Dethy), 34th.
RC — Brown (Malumba), 43rd.
RC — Karenzi (Taj Oliver), 47th.
ROCK CREEK 3, LOUISVILLE BROWN 2
RC — Malumba (Brown), 14th min.
RC — Karenzi (Bailey), 21st.
LB — Gardner, 37th.
RC — Karenzi (unassisted), 45th.
LB — Gardner, 79th.
Stats: Rock Creek goalkeeper Jeremiah Wilkinson 9 saves.
Notes: The Lions won the Eagle Cup for the second consecutive season. Karenzi was named the tournament most valuable player. Brown, Nzombi, Wilkinson and Malumba each made the all-tournament team.
Record: Rock Creek 10-2.
Next: Rock Creek at Providence, tonight.