Times Staff Report
EMINENCE -- The Clay City Eels hit the road to face their fellow Eels of Eminence on Thursday night and came away with a 25-9, 25-22, 25-21 victory.
Brielle Drelick topped the team in kills with 10 and Halli Brewer added seven kills with a pair of blocks. Asie Jeffers posted four kills and four blocks against Eminence. Callie Dayhuff led the squad with 13 digs, Meeghan Riggs added 11 and Drelick had six in the win.
"The girls really came out on fire in game one of the match beating Eminence 25-9," Clay City coach Lu Anne Anderson said. "Unfortunately, we lost focus in the beginning of games two and three and had to come from behind and win. We had no service errors in game one, but four in game two. We really need to find some consistency in our serving. We had some good balance on offense tonight."
Emmie Kittle passed out 26 assists and had two kills, Chloe Kittle had a kill and two aces with three digs.
The Eels (10-5 overall) are back in action at South Vermillion on Tuesday.
Next match: Clay City travels to South Vermillion on Tuesday.
North Clay picks up wins
TERRE HAUTE -- North Clay's volleyball winning streaks each reached double-digits on Thursday night as the seventh-grade and eighth-grade teams each defeated Woodrow Wilson on the road.
The balanced team effort also included three aces from Maddie Russell and two aces and three digs from Parker Spears. Sammie Thomas contributed an ace, a kill and a dig with Indya Trahan serving up an ace.
The Knights got two assists and a kill from Alisha Long, three assists from Megan Sampson, two assists, a kill and a dig by Allison Herrick and one dig from MacKenzie Stewart.
The eighth-grade squad was also a winner with a 25-21, 25-14 decision as Morgan Stearley pounded out nine kills to lead the team. Ashley Heck had two kills, five digs and an assist for North Clay. Bre Dove, Madison McDonald and Gabby Horrall each had a kill for the Knights. Sydney Joliff had three digs, McDonald, Galloway, Orman and Gracie Timberman each had one dig.
Alyssa Yocom led the team with seven assists, McDonald had three and both Heck and Cooper had one.
The Knights are each 10-0 now and travel to Clay City on Monday night at 6 p.m.
Clay City junior high volleyball
The Eels battled to the end against Cloverdale, but came away with a pair of three-set losses to the Clovers.
In the seventh-grade match, Clay City lost 21-25, 25-14, 12-15 as Kyndall Boyll posted six aces, Lindsey Steiner had two aces and a pair of kills and Kylie Wertz had four aces.
In the eighth-grade contest, the Eels fell in three games, 25-15, 19-25, 13-15.
Alisha Steward had four aces and a kill, Courtney Brown had three aces and a kill with Chaela Minor adding an ace and a kill. Raven Allender contributed an ace.
The Eels face North Clay on Monday night at home beginning at 6 p.m.