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September 28, 2013

South spikers claim county championship

The South Decatur varsity volleyball team hosted Greensburg Thursday for a cross-county match.

The Lady Cougars of South captured the county championship with a four-set win over the Lady Pirates, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19.

South head coach Lisa Bennett called the win a team effort.

“What a great game! The girls really pulled though,” said Bennett. “I was very happy with their determination tonight. It was so fun (and nerve-wracking) to watch them. They gave it their all and left it all on the floor. They played together very well tonight and worked well as a team. Each and every one of the girls played their hearts out to bring home the victory and the title of County Champs!”

Greensburg took the first set 25-22, but South won the second by the same score.

South took a 4-2 lead in the third set until Greensburg rallied. Senior Claire Welage’s kill put her team up 5-4, a lead that grew to 10-6. South, though, stormed back with a 19-9 run and went ahead 20-14 on a kill by senior Ashley Johannigman. Kills by Greensburg’s Jenna Schutte, Mackenzie Kovacich and Keauna Schultz kept the Pirates in the game, but South tallied the last three points to take the set.

Greensburg senior Kaylie Wood helped her team start the fourth set 3-0 with a service ace. The Pirates led much of the final set, with Welage and Taylor McIntosh powering the attack with kills. Their biggest lead was 8-3 until South climbed back. The final tie of the set was 14-all. The Cougars closed out the set with a 22-11 run.

South served virtually 90 percent on the evening, 85-for-95 (89 percent) with 13 aces and 53 points. Senior Julia Miller served 20-for-20 with 14 points and senior Clarissa Baltus served 20-for-21 with a team-high 16 points. Megan Niese served 18-for-19 with 11 points and three aces, and senior Courtney Billingsley served 14-for-15 with five points. Senior Ashley Johannigman added four points a team-high four aces.

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