ELKHART – The Warsaw junior varsity volleyball team ended its outstanding season with a championship performance Saturday.
The JV Tigers, coached by Chandra Hepler, went 4-0 to win the NLC Tournament held at Elkhart Memorial High School.
The Tigers topped the host Crimson Chargers 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 in the title match of the league tourney.
Warsaw also defeated Goshen 25-18, 25-19, Concord 25-18, 25-24 and Plymouth 25-16, 25-15 in the tournament.
Freshman Raina Armey led the champions with 51 digs. Sophomore Kenzie Welk had 29 digs, while freshman Alicia Sikora had 25, freshman Jamie Grose 19 and freshman Abby Serbousek 10.
Welk led the offense on the day with a total of 22 kills. Freshman Hannah Leach had 19, sophomore Dayton Groninger and freshman Alexie Day 16 each and Grose eight.
Sikora piled up 69 assists in the tourney and Grose had one. Sikora had seven aces, while Groninger had six, Welk and Grose five each and Armey and Day four each.
Leach led the champions with five blocks. Groninger had four and freshman Nikki Parrett one.
The Warsaw JV finishes its season with a mark of 23-2.
Wawasee went 0-3 in the tournament, losing to Memorial 25-17, 25-20, NorthWood 25-13, 25-12, and Northridge 25-14, 25-18.
Stat leaders for Wawasee were Kayleigh Rhodes with 11 kills, Taylor Mock with 13 assists and three aces, and Tiffany Koble with 41 digs.
“It would have been nice to take away one game in conference this year,” started Wawasee coach Kari Walmer. “However, I felt like the girls have made a lot of improvements throughout this season. Proud of the way they stepped up and handled each challenge without giving up.”
Wawasee concludes its season 11-16.