Bull Dogs escape with five-set win over BNL

COLUMBUS – BNL’s Annie Waggoner controls the ball to set up an attack. The Stars fell to Columbus North in five sets on Tuesday night.
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COLUMBUS – Columbus North won a wild fifth set to escape with a tense victory over Bedford North Lawrence during high school volleyball action on Tuesday night.

The Bull Dogs (9-16) fought off the Stars 25-16, 23-25, 25-9, 22-25, 17-15 for their fifth straight victory. BNL slipped to 3-11.

“It was a good match,” BNL coach Gabrielle Arthur said. “The girls played really tough, just too much inconsistency to pull out the win. Some inconsistent serving, some inconsistent passing, inconsistent momentum, etc. But we fought to the very last point and there is no argument we gave maximum effort.”

Reva Tincher had 10 kills and 11 digs, Carlee Kern had 10 kills and 8 digs, Harley Tanksley totaled 9 digs and four service aces, Annie Waggoner had 6 kills and 12 digs, Maddy Bennett added 5 kills and 8 digs, and Hayley Davis contributed 7 digs for the Stars.

“Reva and Annie played out of this world,” Arthur said. “Maddy Bennett’s positive attitude was a driving force for us when we got down. I’m really proud of this match regardless of the outcome.”

BNL will visit Jennings County on Wednesday.