Times Staff Report
BLOOMFIELD -- The Clay City Eels split a pair of matches at the Bloomfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Vigo in the first match, 25-16, 25-23 before falling to the host school, 25-21, 21-25, 7-15.
Coach LuAnne Anderson was pleased with her team's play in the opening victory, but understandably disappointed with a SWIAC conference loss to the Cardinals.
"I was very pleased with the first match versus West Vigo. We jumped out in control of game one and never looked back," Anderson said. "This is the type of performance that I expect from the girls each match. It was nice to finally see it, although it was short lived. The second match against Bloomfield was a completely different story. It was like the girls expected Bloomfield, who had been beaten pretty badly by West Vigo earlier, to just roll over and die."
The Eels got a 19 kills effort from Lynsey Higgins, who also had 11 digs and five blocks. Shelby Hane added 12 kills and Brielle Drelick added five in the tourney. Olivia Schindler posted 19 assists and Shaya Stevenson contributed 15 in the matches.
"Lynsey Higgins had a nice day, leading us in kills and blocks," Anderson said. "Shelby Hane also did a nice job in the kill department."
Callie Dayhuff posted 12 kills for the Eels, who are now 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the SWIAC.
Clay City hosts Linton on Tuesday evening for a conference match-up.