Shelbyville Daily Union


September 20, 2013

Shelby Tussles With Tuscola



Darnell was the service leader, serving a match-high 19 points and a team-high three aces. Five different Rams served double-digit points. Boon and Williams served a dozen each, Eigsti served 11 points and Smith 10.

Tuscola swung for only 14 kills, dug 17 balls and had five blocks. Their kill leader, Karli Allen had just five kills. Their top court defender, Anna Watson had nine digs.

Shelby varsity (5-4), who climbed back one game above .500, plays in the Newton tourney on Saturday. Shelby went 3-2 last week in the Shelby Invite and took 2nd.



Shelbyville def. Tuscola, 25-12, 19-25, 25-18

Ram stats: Brandy Smith 3 points, 10 kills, 3 blocks; Madison Boone 12 points, 5 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks, 11 digs; Rachel Fox 10 points, 2 kills, 2 blocks, 7 digs; Kelcie Darnell 19 points, 1 kill, 3 aces, 1 block, 4 digs; Courtney Williams 12 points, 1 ace, 8 assists; Lindsey Eigsti 11 points, 1 ace, 8 assists, 4 digs; Claudia Watson 1 block, 2 digs; Jensen Cloe 2 digs; Blair Johnston 1 point; Haley Eisenbarth 1 dig, 1 block.

The JV had their hands full with Tuscola.

"The girls came out and played hard for three games," said JV coach Jamie Watson. "Tuscola was a scrappy team. We kept them on defense most of the night and they didn'y let up. I'm very proud of the girls. They didn't give up and fought hard for each point."

Caylee Wheeler and Hannah Koonce recorded double-doubles. Wheeler served 14 points and dished 11 assists. Koonce served 12 points and registered 13 digs.


Shelbyville def. Tuscola, 22-25, 25-21, 15-9

Ram stats: Caylee Wheeler 14 points, 1 ace, 11 assists, 3 digs; Sydney Miller 9 points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 10 digs; Blair Johnston 1 assist, 9 digs; Jacque Johnston 8 points, 1 ace, 8 kills, 6 assists, 1 dig; Hannah Koonce 12 points, 1 ace, 6 kills, 13 digs, 1 block; Maddie Holland 8 points, 3 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks; Torre Koontz 10 points, 2 aces, 3 digs; Peighton Donnel 1 kill; Madison Dove 1 dig; Madison Towne 3 digs.

The fresh-soph Rams shot themselves in the foot, but emerged from a tough match with a hard fought win.

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