NorthWood Wins Concord Invite
NorthWood claimed its second tournament title of the season Saturday by winning the Concord Invite.
NorthWood knocked out Plymouth, West Noble and New Prairie in two games each to reach the final, to which the Panthers beat the host Minutemen 25-10, 25-20.
Tourney totals for the Panthers included Sophia Barber with 33 kills and six aces, Karis Bennett 16 kills and eight aces, Macy Lengacher with 44 digs and five aces, Claire Payne with 22 kills and six blocks, and Annika Bennett with 79 assists, 17 digs and three blocks.
Warsaw Splits At LaPorte
Warsaw started with two wins to start the LaPorte tourney, but ended with two losses.
The Tigers beat Mishawaka Marian and Mishawaka, the win over the Cavemen ending 17-15 in the third game. The two losses came to Fort Wayne Concordia and Andrean, both in three games.
Stat leaders for the Tigers included Kaylee Weeks with 36 kills and seven blocks, Kylie Smith with 26 digs and seven aces, Abby Sanner with 20 kills and nine blocks, Avery Hales with 88 assists, 19 digs, 10 kills and nine blocks and Sadie Walden with 18 digs and five aces.
The Warsaw JV finished 3-1 at the Michigan City tourney. After a 2-1 loss to Penn, Warsaw rallied with two-game wins over Valparaiso, Kankakee Valley and Michigan City.
Stat leaders for the Tigers included Daihya Chup with 65 assists, 16 digs and nine aces, Kenzie Chivington with 41 kills and 10 digs, Emma Copper with 17 digs and five aces, Maya Contreras with 17 digs and four aces, and Maggie Hollon with 16 kills.
IWU 3, Grace 1
Grace’s volleyball team fell 3-1 to No. 16 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday in Crossroads League play.
The Lady Lancers took the opening set at IWU, but the Wildcats recovered to win the next three sets to clinch the match.
Grace seemed to be in full control during the opening set. The Lady Lancers rattled off eight straight points thanks to the sharp serving of Grace Erwin.
The Lady Lancers grew a comfortable lead late, and Jadyn Ross secured the 25-22 win with a kill at the pin.
Alisha Leffring had three kills and two block assists in the set, and Jenna Mueller had two kills in three swings.
The Wildcats found revenge in the second set, cruising to a 12-point victory to even the match.
In the third set, Grace led early 4-1. But a 5-0 run by IWU midway into the set gave the Wildcats an edge, and IWU pulled away to a 25-16 win.
The Wildcats completed the comeback in the fourth set by the score of 25-19.
Grace’s offense was quieted after the first set. The Lady Lancers hit 43 kills on a .097 percentage compared to the Wildcats with 57 kills on a .282 percentage.
Leffring finished with nine kills, and Ross added nine kills of her own. Mueller produced eight kills, and Anna Frey tallied five kills and 11 digs.
Morgan Syoen had a double-double with 18 assists and 13 digs, and Riley Owens also had a double-double with 18 assists and 10 digs. Gina Novotny chipped in 12 digs.