Photo by Lori PoteetTori Martin digs one for North Montgomery while Cortney Kolger awaits a kill.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Tori Martin digs one for North Montgomery while Cortney Kolger awaits a kill.
LINDEN-The Lebanon volleyball team was cruising through the Sagamore Athletic Conference en route to a showdown with Western Boone on Oct. 14.

Not so fast, North Montgomery said. The Chargers beat the Tigers 3-1 Monday night to reinvigorate North Montgomery's Sagamore title hopes and slow down Lebanon's.

The teams traded sets to start things off. North Montgomery took the first, 26-24 and Lebanon took the second, 25-22. It was the Chargers' match the rest of the way, but it was never easy. They won the third set 28-26 and the fourth, 25-20.

Lebanon's offense is fast-paced and relies on a lot of aces. North Montgomery made just four receiving errors all night. Brook Karle led the way with 38 serve receives and an outstanding 42 digs. Lindzy Sabens tallied 16 digs and Cortney Kolger had 10. At the net, Ally French finished the night with four blocks.

On offense, the attacks were spread out. Sabens finished with a team-high 10 kills. French and Kolger each had six. Karle contributed offensively with three aces.

The Chargers (13-12, 4-1 SAC) will now become fans of the Tigers (19-6, 4-1 SAC). If North Montgomery, Lebanon and Western Boone (17-7, 5-0) all win out in the Sagamore prior to the Tigers vs. Stars showdown and Lebanon beats Western Boone, the three teams will share the Sagamore title.