Tippecanoe Valley 3, Rochester 1
Valley kept its Three Rivers Conference title hopes alive with a win over its rivals in the Fulton County seat.
In the 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21 win for the Vikings, Mallory Durkes had 13 kills and three aces to pace the scoring, and Ava Smith was just a kill behind with a dozen. Macy Kirchenstien had 31 assists, 15 digs and four aces and Brayden Baney offered 18 digs.
Valley sits at 7-1 in the TRC with Southwood coming to Valley on Thursday, the Knights 8-0 and in first place. Wabash is also 7-1 after its win Tuesday over Manchester to stay level with Valley. A Valley win over the Knights would split the title, and a Wabash win over Peru would run it three ways.
Avery Wagoner had 13 digs, four aces, two kills and a block in an all-around effort among Valley’s 25-21, 21-25, 15-8 win over the Zebras in the JV game.
Wawasee 3, West Noble 1
After a tough run of play the past week, Wawasee righted the ship in a 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 win at West Noble Tuesday night.
Having lost five of its last six matches, Wawasee dropped its first set, but rode the hot hand of Emma Siri, who had 11 kills, along with 33 combined hammers from Dylan Konieczny and Leslie Vazquez.
Kai Jamora had 24 assists and three aces, Emma Young jumped up to varsity in the absence of Amanda Allen and added 24 assists, Amber Beer had four blocks, and Vazquez and Liz Miller combined for 23 digs.
“When you have a run of bad luck and losses like we’ve had in the last couple weeks, sometimes it’s hard to get back to winning,” said Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips. “Errors seem bigger and mistakes can pile up. Very proud of this team for finding a way to win tonight.”
Young and Sarah Beer combined for 18 assists and Julie Mishler and Abbi Burelison combined for 11 kills as Wawasee won the JV game 25-9, 25-16.
Natalia Pizana had 10 assists and five aces, Stephanie Anacleto had eight aces and Abby Dusek added seven kills in Wawasee’s 25-4, 25-11 win in the freshman game.