Pirates outlast Cougars in five sets
Trinity Lutheran’s volleyball team got off to a great start against unbeaten Greensburg at home Tuesday night.
The Cougars came out strong to win the first two sets 25-15, 25-11, but the home team couldn’t keep up that level of play and the Pirates rallied to win the final three sets 25-21, 29-27, 15-10.
It was senior night at the Bollinger Athletic Complex as senior Bailey Tabling and senior manager Olivia Schwipps and their parents were introduced before the match.
Tabeling said she has had a lot of fun playing volleyball for the Cougars.
“This night means a lot,” she said. “Playing with some of these girls the last four years has been incredible making new friendships every year with the freshmen. Taking them under my wings and just teaching them the ways of Trinity volleyball is an incredible feeling. You never get anything else like it.”
She helped the Cougars reach the Class A state championship match her freshman and junior years.
Tabeling said, “That makes it so much more fun. Then we get to celebrate with everybody, and everybody gets to have that team bonding we need as a team. It’s really fun.”
Coach Faith Wilder-Newland said she has enjoyed coaching Tabeling.
“It’s hard to put into words what she has meant to the team,” she said. “She’s so energetic and fun to have around. She is very competitive. She hates to lose.
“This year, she has blossomed into an all-around player, whereas before, we just had her playing front row. She has made a tremendous difference in this year’s team, especially with her all-around play, not just her front row play.”
In the opening set, the Cougars held a 20-15 lead before scoring the final five points with Carson Bowling getting a kill for set point.
Trinity held a 12-9 lead in the second set before outscoring the Pirates 13-2 down the stretch with set point coming on an attacking error by the Pirates.
Trinity held a 21-20 lead in the third set before the Pirates scored the final five points.
The fourth set went back-and-forth with Trinity’s last lead being 25-24.
Greensburg jumped in front 8-4 in the fifth set and stayed ahead to improve to 27-0.
Tabeling, who topped the 1,000 mark in career kills earlier in the season, had 32 of the Cougars’ 85 kills Tuesday night, and Bowling added 14.
Laura Roeder topped the Cougars in digs with 40.
Trinity is 17-6 and will travel to Providence on Thursday night.
Trinity drops match to Greenwood
The Trinity Lutheran girls soccer team saw its seven-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday night as the Cougars lost 5-1 at Greenwood Christian Academy.
Trinity had 14 shots on the night but could only cash in one of them as Emma Myers scored unassisted. Samantha Enzinger had 11 saves in goal for the Cougars.
Next up, the 8-7 Cougars will be home on Saturday against Herron to wrap up their regular season.
Crater runs PR at New Washington
Crothersville sophomore Dirk Crater had himself a day at the New Washington Invite on Tuesday evening.
Crater came in second place overall with a time of 17:57.68. Alexander Pinckney from Christian Academy of Indiana won the race in 16:32.12. Crater edged out New Washington’s Paul Giltner, who ran an 18:04.91.
Crater’s time was a personal best by 46 seconds. He will race again this Saturday in the Southern Athletic Conference meet at Borden High School at 10 a.m.