Greensburg, Franklin County and Oldenburg were among the teams competing at Saturday’s Heritage Days Volleyball Classic hosted by Hauser. Columbus North was first, Hauser was second and Greensburg placed third.
Greensburg coach June Rigney said, “We handily beat a very scrappy Waldron team and Oldenburg Academy in the morning. Then we battled so hard against Columbus North before losing the final game 15-12. That match was very high level volleyball. We just had a couple missed opportunities that caused us to come up short.”
“Our final match of the day, we were defeated by Madison in two close sets 22-25, 23-25,” stated Rigney. “We pretty much broke down mentally and made too many errors. We let our tired mental state take over our physical abilities. It was somewhat of a disappointing day, but hopefully we become better because of it. We are now 13-3 with two weeks left in regular season play.”
Greensburg tournament stats:
- Kills- Ella Chapman 33, Josie Nobbe 29, Carlee Adams 10, Claire Nobbe 8
- Blocking- Chapman 11, J. Nobbe 6, C. Nobbe 5, Leah West 5
- Serving- Janae Comer 45-45 with 3 aces, Abigail Hoeing 45-45 with 2 aces, Kayla Kelso 34-38 with 10 aces
- Defensive digs- Hoeing 36, J. Nobbe 31
- Assists- Jenna Foster 30, West 28
Franklin County went 0-4 for the day. Coach Jill Mergenthal filed this report.
Hauser scores were 13-25 and 15-25.
Stats: Kacie Williams had 1 ace serve, 2 assists and 5 digs; Hadlee Hornsby had 1 ace serve and 4 digs; Meredith Hoff had 2 kills and 2 assists; Kassidy Schell had 1 kill and 4 digs; Kiersten Schell had 2 kills and 3 digs; Saige Mergenthal had 1 kill and 2 digs; Stephanie Billman had 1 kill and 3 assists; Lauren Stacy had 1 kill and 6 digs; Kylie Lea had 3 digs; and Veronica Reeves had 1 dig.
Madison scores were 10-25 and 9-25.
“This first set was tougher than most,” said Merganthal. “Kassidy Schell came down on an opponent’s foot under the net with a right ankle injury and Saige Mergenthal may have suffered a mild concussion. But this team stuck together through it all and finished out the match.”
Stats: Meredith Hoff had 1 kill, 1 solo block and 2 digs; Saige Mergenthal had 1 kill and 2 digs; Kiersten Schell had 1 kill, 1 solo block and 3 digs; Stephanie Billman had 1 assist and 3 digs; Veronica Reeves had 1 assist and 1 solo block; Kacie Williams had 1 dig; Hadlee Hornsby had 2 digs and 1 solo block; Kylie Lea had 1 dig; and Lauren Stacy had 3 digs.
Rushville scores were 25-27 and 25-27.
“I can’t say it enough of how proud I (we) are of this group of young ladies,” stated Mergenthal. “With the previous tw0 match injuries, we played out the next two matches with a smaller team in positions we learned quickly!”
Stats: Meredith Hoff had 2 ace serves, 4 solo blocks and 14 digs; Saige Mergenthal had 1 ace serve, 1 kill and 1 dig; Lauren Stacy had 1 ace serve and 5 kills; Kiersten Schell had 4 kills and 1 dig; Hadlee Hornsby had 2 kills, 1 assist and 10 digs; Veronica Reeves had 2 kills, 1 solo block and 2 digs; Kacie Williams had 8 assists and 3 digs; Stephanie Billman had 5 assists and 9 digs; Kylie Lea had 5 digs; and Lauren Stacy had 10 digs.
Oldenburg Academy scores were 26-28 and 9-25.
Stats: Kylie Lea had 1 ace serve and 7 digs; Meredith Hoff had 2 kills and 7 digs; Kiersten Schell had 3 kills and 1 solo block; Veronica Reeves had 2 kills, 2 solo blocks and 1 assist; Lauren Stacy had 1 kill and 3 digs; Kacie Williams had 3 assists and 3 digs; Hadlee Hornsby had 1 assist and 7 digs; and Stephanie Billman had 3 assists and 7 digs.
“Again, these girls played strong until the very end!”
We thank coaches Rigney and Mergenthal for the information.