Warsaw 3, Concord 0
Warsaw did its part in trying to stay alive in the Northern Lakes Conference race, winning a tough 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 match at Concord Thursday night.
The Tigers (6-1 NLC) had Kylie Smith record seven aces and nine digs to lead in both categories, Kaylee Weeks smash 11 kills and block two attempts, and Avery Hales sent up 30 assists. Abbie Porter added five digs and two aces and Abby Sanner had eight kills.
The Warsaw JV won 25-15, 25-12. Kenzie Chivington had eight kills and Daihya Chupp recorded 20 assists and 11 digs in the Warsaw win.
The Warsaw freshman also collected, taking its match 25-20, 25-20. Allyson Anderson paced the junior Tigers with seven kills and four aces.
Warsaw (18-13) finish second in the NLC behind NorthWood. The Tigers next play a week from Thursday against Elkhart at the Concord Volleyball Sectional.
Southwood 3, Tippecanoe Valley 0
Valley was also playing for a potential slice of the conference pie, this time in the Three Rivers Conference. Needing to beat Southwood to tie the Knights atop the standings, the Knights kept the whole thing for itself with a 25-23, 25-7, 25-17 victory at Valley.
The Vikings (20-11, 7-2 TRC) fell to third place with the loss, with Southwood (9-0 TRC) taking the crown and Wabash, with its win over Peru, moving to 8-1 in the TRC and runner-up.
For Valley, Mallory Durkes had five aces, four kills and two blocks. Brayden Baney had 29 digs and two aces, and both Mackaylie Costello and Ava Smith had four kills each. Macy Kirchenstien added 12 assists.
The JV team rallied to beat Southwood 11-25, 25-22, 15-10, paced by Sidney Nelson’s four kills and 19 combined digs from Ella Sandbakken and Karegan Callahan.