Smith, Gearhart make season debuts, but Winamac falls to Knox
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Knox def. Winamac, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 (Thursday): The host Lady Warriors fell to Knox in their Hoosier North opener Thursday.
Maggie Smith had six kills, three blocks and eight digs. Aubrey Gearhart had eight digs and nine assists. Ella Gearhart had two aces, four digs and three kills.
Smith and Aubrey Gearhart were making their season debuts. Coach Heather Kasten told RTC last week that they had been quarantined.
“The Lady Warriors took on the Knox Redskins last night for their first conference game of the season,” Kasten said in a statement. “After another week off of practice due to illness this week, Winamac struggled with timing and communication.”
Kasten said the team is making progress given the uncertain nature of the season.
“There are a lot of good things happening every single play, whether the girls realize it or not,” Kasten said. “We are doing a lot of things other teams this young aren't able to do, so I am very proud of their determination and work ethic. It's tough to stay positive when everything is still so uncertain day to day, but they are doing a great job of it.”
Kasten also said that Hailey Attinger and McKenzie Hinz were “unavailable” for the match.
Triton def. Culver, 25-7, 25-13, 25-14 (Thursday): Luci Overmyer led Culver with four kills in a road loss to conference and sectional rival Triton Thursday.
Grace Sieber had three assists. Maddie Shedrow and Marissa Milam had three serves received each.
Alina Pizur and Willow Harrington had one block each.
Alina Pizur - 2 kills; Grace Sieber - 1 kill, 3 assists, 2 serves received; Luci Overmyer - 4 kills, 1 serve received; Maddie Shedrow - 2 kills, 1 assist, 3 serves received; Maegan Pearl - 1 kill, 1 serve received; Willow Harrington - 1 kill, 3 serves received, 1 block; Marissa Milam - 3 serves received; Taylor Darnell - 1 serve received
Argos reschedules matches: Argos has rescheduled the following volleyball matches:
Oct. 1 - vs. Culver, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 - vs. Elkhart Christian, 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 - at South Bend Washington, 6 p.m.
The matches needed to be rescheduled after Argos was forced to postpone all matches through Sept. 14 due to a positive coronavirus test within the team.
Pioneer def. Logansport, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 (Tuesday): The visiting Lady Panthers (8-2) swept Logansport Tuesday.
Pioneer has won four straight matches.
Pioneer def. Parke Heritage, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16 (Saturday)
Pioneer def. Lafayette Central Catholic, 25-13, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18 (Saturday)
Pioneer swept a pair of matches at a tournament in Lafayette Saturday to improve to 6-2 on the season.
Culver def. Caston, 25-17, 18-25, 15-13 (6th grade, Thursday): Ariyana Kahlmorgan and Jada Martz had nine points each for the Caston sixth-graders in a loss to Culver Thursday. Kahlmorgan had three aces. Keira Kahlmorgan had four serves received.