Photo by Abbey BullerdickKim Hampton goes up to try and block a kill from Western Boone. Hampton finished with a team-high four blocks.
Photo by Abbey Bullerdick

Kim Hampton goes up to try and block a kill from Western Boone. Hampton finished with a team-high four blocks.
DOVER-The Crawfordsville volleyball team played well Thursday, but their opponent was just a little bigger and a little better. In a close Sagamore Athletic Conference contest, Western Boone beat Crawfordsville in three sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17.

"We did a lot of good things. They're a good team," Crawfordsville head coach Kelly Johnson said. "We were there offensively and defensively. We came ready to play tonight."

Both teams got off to a good start, but Western Boone brought the precision. They scored seven of their first nine points on kills and would go on to finish the first set with 13 team kills.

"Any time you come up against a big-hitting team, you have to adjust to where they're going to hit the ball," Johnson said. "Everyone hits a little bit differently. I feel like we read them well and for the size that we have we got our hands on a lot of balls at the net tonight. That was exciting to see. I'm super proud of the way the girls played tonight."

The Stars continued to stay just out of reach of the Athenians through all three sets. The only times Crawfordsville led all night were at 1-1 and 3-2 in the second set.

Lacey Garrett led the defensive effort with 20 digs. Kim Hampton had 11 digs and four blocks.

Offensively, Hannah Hungerford and Emily Seybold each tallied five kills. Faith Fyffe and Hampton had two aces each.

Crawfordsville drops to 14-10 on the season and 1-3 in the Sagamore. They'll keep with the conference play Thursday when they play host to Danville.