Seymour falls to Silver Creek



Seymour volleyball coach Angie Lucas celebrated her 600th win last weekend at the Franklin Invite with a 2-0 win over Southmont.

Her players quickly delivered win No. 601 and started Lucas’ quest for her 700th win a game later at the same tournament. 

On Tuesday night, the Owls looked to continue the journey with a non-conference battle against Silver Creek. In a rematch of their tilt earlier in the year at the Brownstown Central Invite, the Owls fought hard, but fell to the Class 3A Dragons in straight sets.  

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Silver Creek is one of many tough teams Seymour coach Angie Lucas wants on her schedule to prepare her girls for the state tournament that starts in a few weeks. 

Making matters harder for Seymour is they’re without their top attacker, freshman Olivia Fish. She’s expected to be out the rest of the season. 

Losing any player is tough but not having Fish in the lineup made Tuesday’s match especially difficult. 

Prior to being injured, the freshman phenom had amassed 316 kills, a number that still ranks her fifth in the state. 

It’s also 200 kills more than the next closest player on the Owls’ roster. 

Fish’s absence puts more onus on the rest of the Owl frontline, especially seniors Sophia Stahl and Chloe Criswell in addition to junior Maggie Connell. 

Seymour battled in the first set, scoring a four-point run midway through the set to put the Dragons on their heels. Criswell had a strong set for the Owls with two kills and an ace while Stahl also contributed two kills. 

Set 2 saw freshman Cali Cummings inject some offense to the Owls attack with a couple of kills of her own. Criswell continued her solid offensive night with another two kills. 

Cummings continued her hot streak well into the third set. 

In junior varsity and freshman action, the Owls lost the JV match, 25-22, 25-22, while the freshman pushed it to three sets but came up short, 23-25, 25-10, 15-8.

The Owls are back on the road Thursday night against Hoosier Hills Conference rival New Albany.

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