At the Carmel Invite
Carmel 3, Warsaw 1
Warsaw lost to the host Greyhounds in play at the Carmel Invite. Melaina Hawblitzel led the Tigers with 13 kills, three aces and two blocks. Kylie Smith had 13 digs, Kaylee Weeks had 12 kills and Avery Hales added 35 assists, nine digs, five kills and a block.
Providence 3, Warsaw 0
In play at the Carmel Invite, Weeks had nine kills and three aces, Allison Heinrich had six kills and two blocks, Cora West had eight digs and Hales added 23 assists.
In JV play at Carmel, Warsaw defeated Carmel 25-21, 25-24 and Providence 19-25, 25-21, 17-15. Stat leaders for Warsaw for the day included Sadie Humbarger with 15 digs, Daiyah Chupp with 37 assists, six aces, four kills and two blocks, Maggie Hollon with 13 kills and Kenzie Chivington with 10 kills.
Northridge Wins Plymouth JV Invite
Northridge knocked off NorthWood in the championship match at the Plymouth JV Invite.
Northridge won the final 25-23, 25-23 in the final over the Panthers. NorthWood beat Mishawaka 25-15, 24-25, 15-4 in the semis and defeated Tippecanoe Valley 25-14, 25-21 in the opening round.
Other scores for the Vikings were not made available. Stats from the contests were not provided.
Warriors Finish 3-1 At Home Tourney
Wawasee’s JV team ended its day 3-1 and runner-up at its home Wawasee JV Invite.
The Warriors beat Manchester, West Noble and South Bend Washington all by 2-0 margins to reach the final, where Fort wayne Concordia claimed the title with a 25-10, 25-19 score.
Stats from the tournament were not provided.
Novotny Hits 2K Digs, Lancers Split In Florida
Grace’s volleyball team wrapped up its season-opening tournament at Warner University on Saturday.
The Lady Lancers fell in the morning match 3-2 to Mobile before ending the day with a 3-1 win over St. Andrews.
Gina Novotny highlighted the day with a personal milestone. Novotny eclipsed 2,000 career digs during the morning match. She is one of just three Lady Lancers to ever reach the 2,000-dig mark in a career.
The opening match against Mobile was a back-and-forth affair. Grace clinched the opening set 26-24 on a pair of kills from Jenna Mueller and Anna Frey.
But the Rams battled back with a 28-26 and 25-17 pair of wins in the second and third sets.
Grace surged ahead in the fourth set with a 9-1 lead and coasted to a 10-point win, setting up a decisive fifth set.
The Lady Lancers pulled ahead late with a 13-9 lead, but Mobile survived three match points to tie the score and eventually win 18-16.
Novotny shined with 33 digs and two aces in her milestone-achieving match. Frey had a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs, and Emily Peterson just missed one with 26 assists and nine digs.
Jadyn Block finished with 10 kills and eight digs, Alisha Leffring had nine kills, and Morgan Syoen added 16 digs and 15 assists. Jadyn Ross recorded 10 digs, and Cassadi Colbert had four kills and four block assists.
Grace played confidently to begin the final match of the weekend against St. Andrews. The Lady Lancers surged ahead 25-11 and 25-15.
The Knights fended off the sweep by winning 25-23 in the third set, but Grace ended the match in the fourth with a 25-18 victory.
Frey (13 kills) and Kate Sperry (11 kills) led Grace’s offense with Frey adding five digs and two aces.
Peterson produced 19 assists, 11 digs and 3 aces, Novotny had 22 digs and Grace Erwin added 12 digs.
The Lady Lancers’ next match is also the Crossroads League opener and Grace’s home opener. Grace welcomes Taylor on Sept. 1 for a 7 p.m. match.