Trinity takes one off Floyd in loss
Two of the top volleyball teams in southern Indiana in their respective classes battled at the Bollinger Athletic Complex Monday night.
Floyd Central, a 4A school ranked No. 9 in the state in the coaches (all classes) poll, went home with a 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19 win over Trinity Lutheran, one of the top Class A teams in the state.
This is the third-straight highly ranked team the Cougars have battled following losses last week to Greensburg and Providence.
The first set was tied at 14, and the Cougars pulled within 21-19 before the Highlanders scored the next three points, and Trinity couldn’t get any closer than 24-21 after that.
The Highlanders held a 4-2 lead in the second set before the Cougars got hot, and behind the serving of Bailey Tabeling, scored seven-straight points for a 9-4 lead. Tabeling had four aces among her string of points.
Trinity held a 10-7 lead before going on a 6-0 run that included an ace by Laura Roeder and kills by Tabeling and Carson Bowling.
Floyd closed to trail 21-20 before Bowling had a kill for Trinity’s 22nd point, and she had two more kills to close out the set.
Trinity took a 14-11 lead in the third set on a kill by Tabeling before the Highlanders went on a 5-0 run to take the lead for good.
Bowling had three kills late in the set to keep Trinity close before the Highlanders closed out the set.
The fourth set was tied six times, the last at 18, before the Highlanders finished strong to improve to 20-6 for the season.
Tabeling led the Cougars in kills with 24 kills in the match, and Bowling had 19.
Roeder and Tabeling led the Cougars in digs with 25, and Addison Darlage was the leader in assists with 43.
Trinity is 17-8 and will host Shawe Memorial tonight.
Warriors top Braves
The Brownstown Central volleyball team went on the road to Scottsburg on Monday night. It was the Braves’ first match since last Tuesday.
The Warriors were able to get the best of the Braves, winning in three sets 25-22, 26-24, 25-17.
Before the varsity match, the Braves’ JV team won over Scottsburg 25-24, 25-20. Noe McPherson had three aces, Olivia Fritz had two and Paisleigh Peters had one. Genna Preston had seven kills, Haley Derringer had six and Claire Brelage had four.
The Braves will be home to North Harrison tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Tigers drop home match
The Crothersville volleyball team lost to New Washington 25-20, 25-14, 25-15 at home on Monday night.
The Tigers hit 80-93 with 13 kills and served 46-50 with five aces.
Elayna Ord served 10-11 with two aces, Carlee Walker 9-9 with two aces and Hayden Pilgrim 8-10 with one ace. Pilgrim hit 24-24 with five kills, Zoe Prince went 17-18 with one kill and Ord had five kills. Walker had 39 digs.
The Tigers will close the regular season on Thursday at Lanesville before getting ready for the sectional next week.
Highlanders, Bulldogs advance in Seymour Sectional
The Floyd Central boys soccer team defeated Jennings County 8-0 on Monday night at Seymour High School in the first round of the sectional.
New Albany played in the second match Monday, and the Bulldogs defeated Jeffersonville 5-0.
Now, the Highlanders and Bulldogs will meet in the first semifinal Wednesday at SHS, starting at 5 p.m. Seymour will take on Bedford North Lawrence in the second semifinal Wednesday night.