A veteran Riverdale squad knocked off Colonel Crawford in four games on Monday at Morrison Gym. The Lady Falcons dropped the first game to the Lady Eagles, 25-21, then rebounded to win the next three games, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20.
Lady Eagles head coach Amber Christy attributed her team’s defeat in the back and forth affair in part to its youthfulness. Colonel Crawford is fielding a squad that features two seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and a freshman.
“We’re very young and we’re going to battle all season long,” Christy said. “I think we were ahead in about every game and we just couldn’t find a way to finish. Youth plays a role in that. We have to find a way to step up and get the job done. We’ll find a way and get better. We’ll make it happen.”
Christy also said that unforced errors played a key role in the loss.
“Some of my better servers were putting balls in the net,” Christy said. “We just have to grow up and mature and learn how to do things the right way. We played a team tonight that had five starting seniors on it.”
Junior Sam Mutchler had nine kills and 15 digs for the Lady Eagles (0-1). Senior Jada Klingenberger recorded 20 digs. Freshman Danielle Horsley finished with 29 assists.
No statistics for Riverdale (1-0) were available.
Colonel Crawford won the junior varsity match, 25-14, 23-25, 28-26.
North Union def. Northmor, 3-1
Northmor’s first road trip of the new season ended with a four-game loss to North Union on Monday in Richwood. The Lady Wildcats prevailed, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22.
Northmor’s Jordyn Zoll finished with 19 assists and was 89-for-89 hitting. She also had 21 digs. Lindsey Wiseman had 20 digs. Karlee Carroll added 19 digs. Cristianna Boggs had 13 digs and Anna Donner finished with 12 digs.
Mikayla Briggs led the Lady Knights (1-2) with eight kills and Karlee Carroll, Anna Donner and Hope Miracle added five each. Rayanna Loyer had five blocks.
Karlee Caroll was 18-for-18 serving with two aces. Jordyn Zoll was 14-of-14 serving with one ace.
Northmor’s junior varsity won, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18.
Northmor def. Lucas, 2-0
The Lady Knights swept the Lady Cubs, 25-10 and 25-20, in the second match of a tri-match last Saturday at Northmor. Hope Miracle led the Lady Knights with seven kills and Mikayla Briggs added four kills.
Briggs and Jordyn Zoll had two blocks each. Zoll was 40-for-41 setting with 11 assists. Lindsey Wiseman had 13 digs and Cristianna Boggs added 10 digs.
Wiseman and Miracle had two aces apiece. Zoll went 17-for-18 serving with one ace.
The Lady Knights junior varsity squad defeated Lucas, 25-12, 25-14.
Clear Fork def. Northmor, 2-1
Clear Fork handed Northmor its first defeat of the season last Saturday in the opening contest of a tri-match hosted by the Lady Knights. The Lady Colts prevailed, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23.
Jordyn Zoll was 68-for-68 setting with 15 assists. Lindsey Wiseman recorded 25 digs. Zoll had 14 digs and Karlee Carroll added 12.
Zoll, Wiseman, Carroll and Hope Miracle each went 10-of-11 serving. Miracle, Rayanna Loyer and Anna Donner each had two aces and Wiseman had one.
Mikayla Briggs had seven kills. Carroll had six kills and Miracle added five kills.
Northmor’s junior varsity was victorious, 25-19, 25-12.
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