BLOOMFIELD -- The Clay City Eels were able to even their season mark in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference at 2-2 Thursday night with a three-game win over Bloomfield.
The Eels played a close opening game before controlling the final two games to pick up a 25-20, 25-10, 25-10 victory.
"This was a great night for the girls. They started off slow in game one and had way too many unforced errors, but were able to hang on and win. Games two and three were the best we have played all season," coach Lu Anne Anderson said. "Our passing was great, our setters did a nice job of putting the ball where it needed to be, and our hitters were taking some really big swings at the net. We were finally firing on all cylinders."
The Eels were paced by 11 kills and seven digs from Lynsey Higgins, but also got seven kills apiece from both Shelby Hane and Brielle Drelick. Drelick also had four digs with Hane adding a pair of blocks.
"We had a pretty balanced offensive attack tonight," Anderson said. "We usually rely on Lynsey Higgins to carry a lot of the load, and she did have another good night, but our other hitters really stepped up and played great and smart at the net. We hope to build upon this performance and carry it into the weekend at the Shakamak Invitational."
Olivia Schindler had 12 assists and Shaya Stevenson led the squad with 15 assists to go with two kills, two aces and two digs. Callie Dayhuff had seven digs, four aces and three kills and Asie Jeffers added five more kills. Chloe Kittle had six digs and four aces for the Eels.
Clay City is now 7-5 overall and travels to Shakamak for invitational play for both the varsity and junior varsity.