NEW MARKET – The Lady Mounties were back in action on Monday night as they would host the South Putnam Eagles. The 10-2 Mounties coming in were winners of two straight and looking to continue that with a win. 

The Mounties claimed the first set of the match 25-16. The Lady Eagles responded in a big way in the second as they were the aggressors and were able to win the second set going away by a final of 25-14. After losing the second set the Mounties wouldn’t hold back and claim the next two sets 25-15 and 25-14 to pick up their 11th win on the year by a final of 25-16, 14-25, 25-15, and 25-14. 

“In the second we were just making silly errors,” Head Coach Lauran Thompson said. “We got back to serving much more efficiently and started to take control of the game. I want our girls to go out there and be aggressive, but you can’t just give teams free points like we did. It all comes down to playing more consistently and keeping those errors down to a minimum, and let the other team make those errors instead then you won’t be having those self-inflicted wounds. “

The Mounties front-line of defenders can be pretty intimidating for the opponent as they have Junior setter Sidney Veatch who stands a 5’10, and Senior Outside Hitter Alexis Nelson (5’11) blocking opposing teams shots often. Nichols talked about how big of an asset that those two ladies are and how they impact the game with their size. 

“Having a front-line like we have and combining that with a great defense behind them is a really great thing to have,” Thompson said. “As an opposing player it affects you mentally when you have to go up against that. Along with affecting the other team, it gives us a huge boost of energy when we get blocks like we did tonight. It’s nice to have that front-line because we haven’t always had that in the past.” 

The win improves the Mounties record to 11-2 on the season. The team will return to action on Tuesday as they will host Lebanon. 

Athenians swept by Central Catholic

The Lady Athenians hosted Lafayette Central Catholic on Monday night and ultimately fell in a 0-3 sweep by a final score of 20-25, 11-25, and 22-25. 

Leading the way for the Athenians on offense was Freshman Macy Bruton who ended the game with 12 kills and two aces. Olivia Reed anchored the defense with ten total digs on the night. Shea Williamson and Laine Schlicher combined for 21 assists between the sophomore duo.  

The loss drops the Athenians record to 8-7 on the season. The Lady Athenians will return to action Tuesday night as they will host North Putnam. 

Bruins sweep past Chargers

LINDEN – The North Montgomery Chargers hosted Sagamore Conference opponent Tri-West on Monday night and fell 3-0 to the Bruins by a final score of 25-11, 25-6, and 25-9. 

The Chargers were led in kills by Senior’s Kholey Surface who ended the game with four and Emily Sennett’s five. 

The loss drops the Chargers record to 2-13 on the season. The Chargers will be back in action on Thursday as the team will host county rival Crawfordsville.