(JEFFERSONVILLE) – Jeffersonville won a pivotal third set while conquering Bedford North Lawrence in four during high school volleyball action on Saturday at Johnson Arena.
The Red Devils (14-13 overall, 2-4 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) went on a late run to take the third set and rode that momentum to a 25-19, 16-25, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Locked at one set each, Jeffersonville scored four consecutive points for a 20-15 lead late in the swing set, and Joselen Lopez hammered down the game-point kill to squash BNL’s comeback bid.
“Jeffersonville was a scrappy team,” BNL coach Jordan Robbins said. “We served aggressively, but we couldn’t put the passing together.”
BNL’s best run was the second set as Annie Waggoner served out the final seven points. But the Devils came back with an early surge to a 9-3 advantage in the third set and held on from that point.
Merritt Callahan was 11 of 11 serving with 14 digs and 16 assists for the Stars. Carlee Kern totaled 11 kills and 16 digs, and Waggoner was 14 of 16 serving with 10 points, 8 digs, 9 assists and 4 kills.
Kendall Nisley added 5 points and 2 kills, Maddy Bennett had 7 digs and 2 kills, Haley Deckard recorded 12 of 13 serving with 9 points, 17 digs and 7 kills, and Myla Bergman had 9 digs.
“We had many different kids step up and help contribute,” Robbins said. “The kids fought hard and had some great rallies. Unfortunately it didn’t end in our favor.”
The Stars (4-19 overall, 1-6 in the league) will learn their sectional draw on Sunday, then visit Seymour on Tuesday.