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October 25, 2013

H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Floyd, New Albany win on thrilling opening night at Floyd Sectional

Highlanders win nailbiter over Seymour; Bulldogs shock BNL

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FLOYDS KNOBS — BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE-NEW ALBANY

Bulldog middle hitter Alexis Lete paced New Albany (15-18) to probably its biggest victory of the season. The junior ended up with match highs in kills (17) and blocks (three).

Bulldog junior Audrey Donastorg chipped in 10 kills and three aces, while teammate Brook McCoy had eight kills and five aces. The key set for New Albany was the third. Bedford (24-8) built a 23-21 lead after back-to-back kills by junior Lexie Scott.

The Bulldogs scored four straight points to take the game and a one-set advantage entering the fourth set. The key points during the set-ending 4-0 run was a kill by Kelsey Guess and an ace by Madison Almon.

The Stars led 12-10 midway through Set 4. New Albany turned the tables with a 7-1 spurt to go up 17-13. During that run, McCoy served three consecutive aces.

With the Bulldogs up 24-21, Bedford pulled to within one after back-to-back kills by Gabriele Arthur and Rilee Knight. Donastorg sewed up the upset with a kill to set up the Floyd County matchup on Saturday morning.

“Last week in practice, the kids finally bought into what the coaching staff was talking about all season,” New Albany coach John Breeding said. “The girls did a nice job. We’ve had a tough season and we’ve preached about having heart and fighting through things. It was a huge win for us.”

CLASS 4A FLOYD CENTRAL SECTIONAL

At Floyd Central

FLOYD CENTRAL 3, SEYMOUR 2

Seymour            25 20 16 25 11

Floyd Central    22 25 25 14 15

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


    Aces — Seymour: Hayden Dailey 4, Chandler Clark 2, Katy Nolting 2; Floyd Central: Kaylie Dempster 4, Brooke Hinton 4.

    Assists — Floyd Central: Remi Bowman 35.

    Blocks — Seymour: Megan Kimbley 6, Jessica Lucas 2, Audrey Speer 2; Floyd Central: Sydney Engle 4, Bowman 2.

    Digs — Floyd Central: Hinton 33, Dempster 22, Engle 19, Riley Kaiser 11, Tierney Flaherty 8, Bowman 7, Mikaila Humphrey 7.

    Kills — Seymour: Dailey 25, Kimbley 13, Clark 11, Speer 6, Emilee Pollman 4, Lucas 3; Floyd Central: Flaherty 13, Engle 7, Jones 7, Humphrey 8, Bowman 6, Lauren Koopman 6.

NEW ALBANY 3, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 1

Bedford NL     25 17 23 23

New Albany    20 25 25 25

MATCH HIGHLIGHT
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    Aces — Bedford NL: Alyssa Spears 3, McKenzi Abel 2, Gabrielle Arthur 2; New Albany: Brook McCoy 5, Audrey Donastorg 3, Madison Almon 2.

    Blocks — Bedford NL: Abigail Brim 1; New Albany: Alexis Lete 3.

    Kills — Bedford NL: Lexie Scott 16, Arthur 12, Rilee Knight 8, Spears 3, Hannah Dotts 3; New Albany: Lete 17, Donastorg 10, McCoy 8, Lindsay Harper 4, Kelsey Guess 3.

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