Owls defeated by Madison in volleyball


Seymour’s volleyball team was not able to get on any kind of a roll against Madison in the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium on Saturday morning, and the Cubs went home with a 25-20, 25-22, 27-25 win.

Owls coach Angie Lucas said her team did not perform the way she expected in any one area.

“We had a lot of mistakes, unforced errors, just a lot that we need to clean up,” she said. “It was everything. There was nothing good about today’s match. We’ll come back in and we’ll work hard next week and see what we can do. We’ve got a lot of young people on the floor, and they’re going to have to figure this out real fast.”

Seymour fell behind early in the first two sets.

Madison moved on top 4-2 in the first set. Kills by Journee Brown gave the Owls 10-9 and 13-11 leads before the Cubs pulled even at 17 and outscored the Owls 8-3 down the stretch.

The visitors held leads of 7-2 and 10-4 in the second set before the Owls received ace serves from Raeann Baker and Norah Campbell.

Attacks from Brown and Anna Fish helped the Owls gain a 13-13 tie. After an attack by Brown put the Owls on top 14-13, the Cubs went ahead 19-16.

The Owls cut their deficit to one point twice, the latter at 23-22 on an ace from Campbell.

Seymour came out strong in the third set, as a kill by Campbell gave the Owls a 7-6 lead. Madison moved ahead 10-7 before the teams traded points for the remainder of the set.

The set was tied five times before Seymour gained a 21-19 advantage only to see the Cubs rally for a 22-21 lead.

Kills by Brown and Campbell put the Owls ahead, and Seymour’s final point, a kill by Emerson Johnson, gave the Owls a 25-24 lead before the Cubs scored the final three points.

The Owls were 115-134-36 in attacks with Brown 22-23-12, Fish 24-26-9 and Johnson 20-23-5.

Serving was one area where the Owls made mistakes, missing 11 serves. Campbell was 9-10-3, and Baker was 8-8-1.

Abby Otte had 18 assists, and Campbell had 16 digs.

Madison also won the junior varsity match 25-24, 25-17.

Otte was 24-31-7 in attacks and 9-9-2 in serves and topped the team in digs with 11.

Sophie Skidmore was 5-6-1 in serves and topped the team in assists with 17.

The Owls (2-2) will travel to Columbus East on Tuesday night for a Hoosier Hills Conference match.

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