SEYMOUR, Ind. -- Columbus North took a set Tuesday evening (Oct. 13), but the Seymour volleyball team rallied for a 3-1 victory on its home court.
The Owls prevailed 18-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 to improve to 15-11.
Senior Avery Wendel led the Bull Dogs (10-21) with seven kills. Junior Maliah Howard-Bass added five kills. Senior Grace Sonderman finished with a team-high 13 digs.
“We started out with a lot of intensity and were being really aggressive,” CN coach Caitie Greiner told The Seymour Tribune. “As we went on into Games 2, 3 and 4, we just had a few more unforced errors than we’d like to see. We got a little timid and started swinging a little less aggressive, and no one seemed to be really putting the ball away for us.”
CN did pick up a win on Monday (Oct. 12) when it was informed that Silver Creek had forfeited a match to the Bull Dogs that had been played Sept. 19 in the New Albany Invitational. The Dragons used an ineligible player in the match. The forfeit changed the CN record from 9-21 to 10-20 entering the Seymour match.
Seymour also prevailed in both sub-varsity matches.
The Owls took the JV match 25-14, 25-23. The home team won the freshman match 8-25, 25-22, 15-6. The Bull Dogs' JV finishes its season 6-15, while the freshman close at 4-10.
The Columbus North varsity returns to action at 6 p.m. next Thursday (Oct. 22) when it faces Bloomington North in the first round of the Shelbyville Sectional.
“We’ve got to prepare for that and just move forward,” Greiner said of the upcoming sectional match. “We have a week of hard practicing ahead of us.”