Oct. 3, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The Columbus North volleyball took the first set, but they ultimately dropped a 3-1 decision to rival Columbus East on Thursday evening (Oct. 2) in Memorial Gym.
The Bull Dogs prevailed 25-19 in the opening set and led 21-19 in the second set. However, led by sophomore Cortney VanLiew, rallied for a 25-22 win in that set and went on to capture the match with 25-17 and 25-15 scores in the third and fourth sets.
Junior Avery Wendel paced the Bull Dogs' attack with nine kills and three aces. Senior Janelle Peters added six kills, while senior Makinsey Summa contributed five kills and a team-best seven blocks.
Senior Alexa Pelley also tallied three aces, while senior setter Karen Wildemann had 23 assists.
Defensively, sophomore Maliah Howard-Bass helped up front with three blocks. Pelley paced the back row with 12 digs. Wildemann chipped in 11 digs, Wendel had six digs and senior Hannah Vittorio had five digs.
At the JV level, junior Anne Marie Kiel tallied four kills and nine digs as the Bull Dogs defeated the Olympians 25-21, 25-23. Sophomore Mackenzie Rooks added four aces and 13 digs, while junior Hannah McKinney had four aces.
The Columbus East freshman team topped the Columbus North "C Team" 25-12, 25-13. Freshman Hannah Worton had four kills, freshman Emma Perry notched five assists and sophomore Meredith Kirts tallied four digs for the Bull Dogs.
Columbus North (18-9) returns to action on Tuesday (Oct. 7) when it visits Bloomington South. JV and C Team matches begin at 6 p.m., and the varsity begins about 7 p.m.