Seymour loses sectional championship to Floyd Central

It was an action-packed Saturday filled with volleyball in Jackson County.

Seymour had its chance to play in two games after defeating Jennings County in a thrilling finish.

The Owls earned their spot in the sectional championship against the Hoosier Hills Conference foe in Floyd Central.

Unfortunately, the Owls fell in three tough sets to the Highlanders 25-19, 25-22, 25-21.

The loss ended Seymour’s season with a 19-15 record.

The game fit the narrative of a sectional championship, a lot of intensity.and players leaving their hearts on the court. Seymour competed with Floyd Central to the end, even though they lost in three sets.

Owls coach Angie Lucas spoke about the matchup with the Highlanders.

“They are a very good and aggressive team. Overall, this team has battled this season,” Lucas said. “They have fought hard. It just didn’t go our way tonight against Floyd Central.”

The Highlanders took the early advantage in the first set with Seymour crawling back into the game. Each set was down to the wire, but Floyd Central took advantage of every Seymour mistake.

Unfortunately, the Owls didn’t take advantage of the Highlanders’ mistakes.

Lucas touched on some of that after the game.

“Floyd Central made a few mistakes in the first set with their serving. It was disappointing that we didn’t capitalize on that,” she said. “This team went through a lot this season and worked hard every day to get to this point. They always showed up and never complained at any point. They became a true team and family. That’s more important to me than wins and losses.”

The Owls went through New Albany and Jennings County to get to the final game in the Class 4A Sectional 15.

For seniors Raeann Baker, Journee Brown, Delaney Thomasma and Katherine Veatch, it was their final game under Lucas.

The longtime coach spoke about her senior class after the game.

“I’m going to miss these kids. They are high-character kids. I told them that we took our program to the next level tonight, regardless of the outcome,” she said. “I’m going to miss them, their leadership, and their love for this game and each other is always something we will remember.”

Seymour will now begin preparations for the 2024 season.

Individual statistics


Good Serves-Attempts-Aces

Raeann Baker, 10-11-1. Journee Brown, 11-11-0. Norah Campbell, 8-8-0

Team: 58-63-1


Good Attempts-Attempts-Kills

Anna Fish, 21-26-11. Journee Brown, 20-22-7. Zoe Williams, 19-19-5.

Team: 95-107-28.

Assists: Anna Fish, 12.

Defensive digs: Anna Fish, 18.