by Don Hiatt
The Lady Eagles honored their seniors following a loss to Fairfield on Thursday night. Ashlie Shelton and Haley Brumbaugh, Churubusco’s senior volleyball players along with the parents of Megan Young, were presented with gifts and flowers as their careers at Churubusco came to a close.
Shelton is a four-year volleyball player and has received three letters. She also is a four-year softball player and will have four letters after this season. Her future plans are either veterinarian or forensic pathology. “Last season I played back row more than I set,” explains Ashlie Shelton. “This year I have stepped it up to improve as much as I could to make our team better.”
Brumbaugh also has played four years of volleyball and has lettered seasons. She was Homecoming Queen this year. Brumbaugh has played two years of basketball where she was recognized with the Eagle spirit, hustle and attitude awards. Her future plans are in the medical field, she is an intern at Lutheran Hospital at present time.
“Great leaders. Haley Brumbaugh, her character as a young lady is incredible and she played solid tonight,” commented Coach Trinda Goings. “Ashlie Shelton, her work ethic is very hard. This is her first season as a varsity setter and she has matured into a team leader as well.”
The Lady Eagles were defeated by a strong Fairfield squad, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-10. Shelton led the Eagles in assists with five and digs with seven. Heather Monk had three blocks and two kills, Morgan Young also added two kills.
Monday night the Lady Eagles lost to Heritage 17-25, 25-23, 16-25 and 20-25. Three Lady Eagles, Emma Frericks, Gabby Jones and Lacey Pulley had two serving aces. Pulley and Shelton led with six assists. Danielle Pippenger led in digs with 15 in the match. Monk was the leader in kills with seven and blocks with one while Pippenger and Chandler Voght had four kills apiece.
The season winds down with the NECC tourney this Thursday and Saturday and the Sectional next week at Garrett.