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Volleyball Recaps from Thursday, August 26

Volleyball Recaps from Thursday, August 26

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(VAR) Rushville 3 (home), South Dearborn 0: 25-23, 25-22, 25-23

Edited Rushville recap from coach Nan Scanlan: The Lady Lions defeated South Dearborn to pick up their first win of the season. All three sets were close and the Lady Lions had to fight for every point. Rushville won the first set 25-23 as Josie Ballanger scored 6 points and had 6 serve receptions, Ericka Kuhn had 4 kills, & Molly Zachery had 8 digs.

In the second set, the Lady Knights jumped all over the Lady Lions and took an 11-0 lead. Olivia Yager then stepped to the service line and served 11 straight points with 2 aces to get the Lady Lions back into the game.  Rushville won 25-22.  Emi Flannery saw her first varsity action in the second set and had 3 kills. Ivory Herbert also saw her first varsity action in the second set. She had 1 kill, 1 assist, and 1 assist block. Rushville got a much needed boost in that second set as the Lions football team became our 7th person in the stands and made sure they were heard.

The Lady Lions won the third set which was also a battle 25-23. In the third set Molly Zachery had 8 digs, Olivia Yager had 3 kills, and Ericka Kuhn had 3 kills. There was no JV game tonight.

This was an incredible match as both teams really battled for every point. It feels great to get our first win. If you had told me we would get down 11-0 in the second set and come back to win, I would not have believed it without seeing it myself. The players stayed mentally tough and took one point at a time behind Olivia’s serving to get us right back into the set. I have to get a shout out to the football team who was in attendance and gave our players the support they needed to get through this match. It was loud and proud in the gym.

Rushville reported stats:
Olivia Yager – 16 points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 13 assists, 16 digs
Ericka Kuhn – 8 kills
Josie Ballenger – 8 points, 2 kills, 1 solo block, 13 servie receptions, 10 digs
Molly Zachery – 6 points, 1 ace, 10 serve receptions, 21 digs
Trisha Morgan – 5 points, 3 assists, 8 serve receptions
Emi Flannery – 3 kills
Audrey Angle – 3 points, 3 kills, 1 solo block

South Dearborn reported stats from assistant coach Breanna Upton:
Serving standout- Arynn Kunkel with 5 aces.
Offensive standouts- Lillie Davis with 2 blocks, 1 block assist, 8 kills and 9 assists; Emily Elliott with 1 block assist and 8 kills; Arynn Kunkel with 7 kills; and Riley Lagaly with 13 assists.
Defensive standouts- Emily Elliott, Arynn Kunkel and Kaylee Thies.

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