ROACHDALE-Crawfordsville had to battle back to come away from North Putnam with a five-set win Tuesday night on the volleyball court. But that's not a bad thing, according to head coach Kelly Johnson.

"North Putnam has improved a ton since we played them at the invitational. They have some big players on the front line and they've improved defensively," she said. "We made some adjustment and we were able to hang tough. These matches build character. We needed that."

Crawfordsville lost the first two sets before coming back to win in five. Hannah Hungerford and Kim Hampton each had seven kills. Lacey Garrett led things with 25 digs and got help from Hungerford, Hampton and Faith Fyffe, who had 17, 16 and 16, respectively.

Fyffe tossed up 13 assists and Erika Brooks had 10.

Crawfordsville (11-5) will now turn its full attention to county and Sagamore Athletic Conference rival North Montgomery at home on Thursday.