Since losing its first two matches of the season, Wawasee volleyball has now rattled off seven wins in its last eight matches. The latest victim for the Lady Warriors were Manchester, which it beat 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 in North Manchester.
Wawasee (7-3) had several individuals contribute to the win, including a team leading 12 assists and five aces from Leeann McGuire. Alli Ousley led the Lady Warriors with seven kills and also added nine assists while Aly Anderson and Hunter Gaerte both tossed in 11 digs and three aces apiece.
“This was a good win heading into the Northern Lakes Conference season,” Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips said, whose team will host Plymouth Thursday night in its first conference tilt.
The JV squad from Wawasee moved to 8-1 on the season with a 25-16, 20-25, 15-5 win at Manchester. Paige Hlutke had a big night with five kills, five digs, four aces and 1.5 blocks. Tia Long added nine assists and six digs.
Whitko Trips Up Warriors
Whitko did not wait long to claim its match win at Wawasee in boys tennis, winning all three of its courts in straight sets.
Seth Patrick and Blake Castle at two and three singles, respectively, lost just five games in defeating Todd Hauser and Chase Myers. Patrick won love and one while Castle won two and two.
The team of Garrett Smiley and Riley Anderson beat Doug Hapner and Roz Kunkle three and two to cap the victory.
Wawasee’s two court claims were both in the three-set variety, beginning with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 marathon from Kyler Love over Tyler Baugher at one singles. At one doubles, Isaac Rigdon and Dylan Houser wore out Tyler Potterig and Cole Bechtold 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Leonard Cline won the lone JV match, beating Whitko’s Nick Crosson 6-1, 6-3 in singles play.