TRITON 3, BREMEN 0
Life is good in Bourbon for the night. Taking on its neighboring rivals, Triton collected a 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 win over Bremen Tuesday night.
Net play was key for Triton as three players had at least six kills, led by Abbey Viers’ eight hammers. Lexia Howstrawser and Jaela Faulkner both had six kills, Howstrawser adding two blocks and Faulkner 10 digs.
Emma Hepler led the Trojans with 18 assists and Dylanie Miller added seven helpers. Alyxa Viers chipped in three aces and Matisyn Davis dug seven Lion attempts.
Triton left Bremen in good spirits on the JV side as well, winning the junior contest 25-19, 25-12.
Triton (2-3) play again next Thursday at home against Argos.
CENTRAL NOBLE 3, WAWASEE 1
Wawasee is piecing it together, but couldn’t quite get the puzzle to fit as Central Noble defended its turf in a 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20 win.
Liz Kleopfer did double duty, posting 11 assists and eight kills while Kai Jamora had 17 assists and two aces. Emma Dippon led the team with 10 kills and Madi Simmons and Leslie Vazquez combined for 29 digs.
The Wawasee JV came up just short in a 21-25, 25-18, 14-16 final. Delaney Hare had seven digs and two aces and Emma Siri chipped in four kills and two aces.
“There are a ton of young players on this team. A ton of raw talent that just needs refined,” Wawasee varsity head coach stated about the JV. “Just like the JV, the raw talent is there. Three sophomores playing very significant roles. When it clicks, it can be really good.”
The Wawasee freshman also fell to Central Noble in a 25-24, 25-15 result.
“Sarah Beer led the team with great aces and assists, but our overall performance showed there is still a lot of work to be done in practice,” said Wawasee freshman coach Natalie Decker. “These young players have a lot of potential and I look forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out.”
Wawasee (2-2) takes on Bethany Christian this Thursday.
NORTHWOOD 3, FAIRFIELD 0
NorthWood kept the ball rolling with a resounding 25-15, 25-11, 25-17 at the Falcon’s Nest.
The Panthers were able to maintain the advantage with big play at the net, led by 14 kills and four blocks from Maddy Payne. Supporting the power were Alea Minnich and Ali Knepp with eight kills apiece, and Knepp also had six aces. Kendal Miller and Caroline Mullet each had 11 digs and Mullet hung 32 assists on the Falcons.
The junior varsity matchup saw NorthWood claim the dub with a 25-18, 25-14 scoreline. Bre Wise had nine digs and five kills and Ali Dutkowski had five kills and two aces. Jadyn Gessinger and Annika Bennett combined for 19 assists.
NorthWood (5-3) will next compete Saturday at the Prairie Heights tourney.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 3, WINAMAC 2
Valley rallied for a spirited 23-25, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-8 win at Winamac.
Makenzie Woodcox was a monster in the rally, registering 29 kills while Hannah Engstrand sent up 53 assists. Brayden Baney led the defense with 21 digs.
The Valley JV couldn’t find the rally magic in a 19-25, 25-15, 11-15 loss. Karli Hogue had 30 digs and Macy Kirchenstien had 13 assists.
The C-team beat Winamac 25-16, 25-15.
Valley (3-1) opens Three Rivers Conference play Thursday in hosting Whitko.
NORTHWOOD 8TH GRADE 2, DISCOVERY 0
NorthWood made quick work of Discovery in a 25-11, 25-10 victory. The hosts rattled off 12 aces, led by Callie Johnson’s four. Karis Bennett had nine kills and two digs.