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North Clay seventh-and eighth-grade claim WIC titles

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The eighth-grade North Clay volleyball team won the WIC on Saturday. (Front row) Jami Warner, Audrey Clark, Emily Pollard, Liz McVeigh and Jade Mills. (Back row) Lorrie LaTourette, Libby Deckard, Lindsey Potter, Shelbi Morris, Kayla Watson, Leslie Ringo and Coach Kevin Kumpf.
Times Staff Report

SULLIVAN -- The North Clay volleyball teams had a big weekend that featured a pair of Western Indiana Conference championships and a title at the tournament held in Monrovia.

The seventh-and eighth-grade volleyball teams competed for WIC titles at Sullivan on Saturday and both teams came away with the hardware.

North Clay's seventh-grade squad downed Carlisle in the opening match, 25-6, 25-4 as McKenzie Kumpf rocketed 32 service points with 11 aces in the victory. Hannah Minor had six points, Taylor Hess had three and Whitney Halfhill chipped in one points.

In the second match, the Knights won a 25-16, 25-5 decision against Owen Valley as Minor led the team with 16 service points, Halfhill had 10 and added a kill as Kumpf contributed six points and four kills on the offensive attack. Hess had three points with five assists, Mikayla Rowan had a point and a kill with Mannah Mace ringing up a point and four assists to send the Knights to the title game.

In the finals, North Clay downed Edgewood by a 25-14, 25-9 count as Halfhill had 12 points and a kill with Hess posting 10 points with two assists. Minor had five points, Kumpf had four points with two kills, Gracie Geswein had three points and Mace added a point.

The championship victory improved the Knights to 18-0 this season.

Not to be outdone, the eighth-grade Knights claimed the WIC title with three-match wins as well.

North Clay opened with a 25-17, 25-24 win against Owen Valley, then beat Brown County, 25-19, 24-25, 15-12 before scoring a 25-18, 25-22 championship match victory against Edgewood.

The North Clay seventh-grade volleyball team won the WIC Tourney. Members of the team include: Mannah Mace, Ramey Miller, Kenzie Mager, Madison Nevins, Gracie Geswein, Deaven McCrocklin, Sydney Buell, Taylor Hess, McKenzi Kumpf, Lainey Latham, Shea Britton, Hannah Minor, Whitney Halfhill, Samantha Smith, Abbey Timberman, Mikayla Rowan and coach Connie Young
Emily Pollard posted 16 assists and 18 combined points in the tourney with Lorrie LaTourette adding eight kills, three points and an assist. Audrey Clark led the team with 26 assists and added nine points and a kill. Shelbi Morris topped North Clay with 23 kills and added five aces, an assist and 31 points from the service line. Jami Warner had 11 points, three kills and an ace with Jade Mills contributing six points and an ace. Libby Deckard had a kill, and Lindsey Potter had 11 kills, 15 points and an ace and Leslie Ringo posted a pair of assists and a point.

The eighth-grade improved to 17-1 overall.

On the road at Monrovia, the sixth-grade girls posted a 25-9, 25-6 victory against Cascade and a 25-16, 25-21 win over Tuttle from the Crawfordsville area.

In the opening game victory, Morgan Stearley led the squad with 13 points and Madison McDonald had six service points with Alyssa Yocom contributing five.

In the title game, North Clay got seven points from Ashley Heck, six points apiece from Yocom and McDonald with Gracie Timberman chipping in with four.

The tourney wins improved the squad's season mark to 12-1 overall.

The Knights host Cloverdale in its final home match of the season tonight before finishing the year on the road at St. Pats on Thursday at 5 p.m.