Danielle Pippenger

Volleyball team makes progress early

“I felt like we progressed as the evening went on,” said Coach Trinda Goings. “We had some jitters on defense in the first game tonight, so we adjusted the defense.” 

The team had 23 kills for the night. Danielle Pippenger led the team with nine, Alisha Farner had five and Katie Monk had three. Lacey Pulley led the team with 15 assists and Shelby Gillenwater had three. Chandler Blake had two serving aces and Pippenger had one. Blake also had 11 digs while Pulley and Emma Frericks both had six on the night. Alyssa Anderson had three blocks, two being solo, while Gillenwater and Monk both had two assisted blocks. 

“I felt like our weakness was blocking,” said Coach Goings. “But they got a lot better as the night went on. I was really pleased with the whole team tonight. They never quit and fought tooth and nail to the end.” 

The Lady Eagles traveled to Garrett on Thursday night to face off against the Lady Railroaders. 

The Lady Eagles were victorious with a 25-22, 25-22, and 25-23 win. 

Churubusco had 39 kills during the match. Farner led the team with 11, Pippenger had 10 and Anderson had eight. Pulley had 31 assists and Gillenwater had five. Gabby Jones had two serving aces and Pippenger and Anderson both had one. Monk and Anderson both had two solo blocks in the win. 

The Lady Eagles are back in action Thursday against Bluffton and Monday against Adams Central. Both games are at home. Churubusco travels to Columbia City on Tuesday to face the Lady Eagles.

(Alyssa Anderson goes up for the kill against Leo last Tuesday where she had two kills and three blocks. Anderson added eight kills and two blocks in Thursday’s win over Garrett.) photo by hiatt

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