Lady Patriots still atop conference

September 14, 2023 at 12:55 p.m.
(photo Vivian Risch)


Union County and Cambridge City Lincoln went the distance before the   Lady Patriots won the fourth set, 25-6, and the Tri-Eastern match 3-1.

UC edged Lincoln, 25-23, lost a 20-25 decision in the second set, and came back with a pair of victories (25-21 and 25-6) to seal the TEC win, 3-1.

“It was a good day, the girls were excited and played well,” UC Coach Allison Kassens said. “It is nice to come out in good shape and ready to take on conference teams.

“This past weekend at Noblesville was a great day of competition for the UC volleyball program,” she added. “The decision was made for the program to get us into competitive tournaments in Indianapolis, in the hopes that it would prepare us in the postseason. With facing these highly competitive teams, we are getting better and pushing for even more.

“I think the success of this past weekend goes hand-in-hand with the success of last night's match against Lawrenceburg. Earlier this season, if you would've seen the girls lose the first set, they would've gone on to lose the entire match after being discouraged.”  

UC lost the opening two sets, but didn’t fold and came back like champions and won in five sets. 

“Instead, last night became our showing to the community that we have grown and we have learned,” Kassens said. “The fans saw a team willing to fight and persevere, one with the utmost determination to come out with a win. That alone shows we are not a team to dismiss and shows we're ready for that push into the postseason.”

UC is at Northeastern today.

Tourney results: Shelbyville W 25-20, 25-19; Western Boone L 26-24, 25-9; Western L 25-21, 25-23; Lawrence North L 25-22, 25-12; 

Monday Vs. Lawrenceburg W 23-25, 13-25, 25-23, 25-17, 15-11.


Stats (6 matches): Katie McCashland - 7 aces, 85 digs, 10 assists; Kiera Curry - 2 aces, 32 digs; Allison Townsend - 2 kills, 40 digs; Autumn Cantrell - 44 kills, 5 aces, 6 solo blocks, 16 digs; Whitney King - 27 kills, 23 digs, 4 assists; Carsyn Garrett - 12 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 4 assists; Bailey Mathews - 17 kills, 10 aces, 32 digs; Mackinzey Carter - 26 digs, 4 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist; Emma Wooley - 15 kills, 59 digs, 104 assists, 2 aces; Hallie Hughes - 30 kills, 8 aces, 32 digs, 2 assists.

Union County and Cambridge City Lincoln went the distance before the   Lady Patriots won the fourth set, 25-6, and the Tri-Eastern match 3-1.

UC edged Lincoln, 25-23, lost a 20-25 decision in the second set, and came back with a pair of victories (25-21 and 25-6) to seal the TEC win, 3-1.

“It was a good day, the girls were excited and played well,” UC Coach Allison Kassens said. “It is nice to come out in good shape and ready to take on conference teams.

“This past weekend at Noblesville was a great day of competition for the UC volleyball program,” she added. “The decision was made for the program to get us into competitive tournaments in Indianapolis, in the hopes that it would prepare us in the postseason. With facing these highly competitive teams, we are getting better and pushing for even more.

“I think the success of this past weekend goes hand-in-hand with the success of last night's match against Lawrenceburg. Earlier this season, if you would've seen the girls lose the first set, they would've gone on to lose the entire match after being discouraged.”  

UC lost the opening two sets, but didn’t fold and came back like champions and won in five sets. 

“Instead, last night became our showing to the community that we have grown and we have learned,” Kassens said. “The fans saw a team willing to fight and persevere, one with the utmost determination to come out with a win. That alone shows we are not a team to dismiss and shows we're ready for that push into the postseason.”

UC is at Northeastern today.

Tourney results: Shelbyville W 25-20, 25-19; Western Boone L 26-24, 25-9; Western L 25-21, 25-23; Lawrence North L 25-22, 25-12; 

Monday Vs. Lawrenceburg W 23-25, 13-25, 25-23, 25-17, 15-11.


Stats (6 matches): Katie McCashland - 7 aces, 85 digs, 10 assists; Kiera Curry - 2 aces, 32 digs; Allison Townsend - 2 kills, 40 digs; Autumn Cantrell - 44 kills, 5 aces, 6 solo blocks, 16 digs; Whitney King - 27 kills, 23 digs, 4 assists; Carsyn Garrett - 12 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 4 assists; Bailey Mathews - 17 kills, 10 aces, 32 digs; Mackinzey Carter - 26 digs, 4 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist; Emma Wooley - 15 kills, 59 digs, 104 assists, 2 aces; Hallie Hughes - 30 kills, 8 aces, 32 digs, 2 assists.

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