The Lewis Cass volleyball team fell to 2-7 on the year after a four-set loss to Mid-Indiana Conference rival Peru Thursday, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-13.
The Kings coach Gretchen Crum wasn’t too happy with her team’s performance.
“Peru took the first two sets, because we gave them points on unforced errors,” Crum said. “We got mad and decided to play and took the third set. [We] started in with errors again and couldn’t make up the difference. We decided in the locker room that we need to change the culture in our practices. We have to challenge each other on every ball, and every play on the ball must be game-like. Lack of focus destroyed our serving [Thursday]. It was a bad night to lose focus in an MIC match.”
Trish Hartley led Cass with eight kills and four blocks. Brooke Langley had six kills and two blocks. Tori Powell also had six kills. Bailey Gremelspacher added 10 assists and three aces. Kassi Zeck added 11 digs. Gabi Harley had 15 assists. Claire Crum also has four kills and three aces, and Aubrey Young had six digs and two aces.
Pioneer (5-3) rounded out the week with a 25-14, 19-25, 25-18, 25-15 win over Northwestern.
“We had a pretty competitive week,” Pioneer coach Rod Nies said. “We played pretty well against Logansport. We struggled emotionally against Knox. Northwestern is much improved, and they will be pretty tough in the future. As for the match, we started out strong, and we let up in the second set. The girls re-focused, went out there and took care of the match.”
Sarah Dorris led with 13 kills, 11 digs and eight service points. Riley Morris added 16 assists and 14 service points. Hannah Tevis came up with 10 kills, eight service points and four blocks, and Shelby Roller added 12 service points, seven digs and seven assists.
Caston 3, Tri-County 1
Caston won with a score of 25-12, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20.
Winamac 230, Cass 241
Winamac’s Cierra Schmicker was medalist with a 52 at Logansport Golf Club.
The Warriors’ Hannah DeGroot and Stephanie Crist each shot 59, followed by Cami Kopka’s 60.
Megan Mannering led Cass with a 59, followed by Kassie Hardy (60), and Meghan Hall and Maddie Karmel each shooting 66.
“We are trying to be consistent,” Cass coach Charlie Jones said. “We were 25 shots better then our last match.”
Lafayette Jeff 166, Logansport 186
Kristina Kniesly shot 44 in leading Logansport, Haley Lopez was next with a 46, followed by Alli Biggs and Grace Boyd each shooting 53 on Battleground Golf Club’s front nine.
Logansport coach Bob Bannon had mixed reviews of Thursday’s match.
“Many good holes, but still having trouble eliminating big numbers by everyone,” Bannon said. “Our mistakes are more physical than mental.”
Twin Lakes 180, Benton Central 187, Pioneer 213
Mikayla Greiner led Pioneer with a 48, followed by Mati DeWitt (49), Nicole Schroder (56) and Emily Powell (60).
Peru 186, Taylor 193
Peru was led by Madison Denison with a 42, followed by Mallory Struble (45), Mallory Zorn (48) and Emma Long (51).
Logansport 4, Taylor 1
Logansport improved to 7-2 with a very sound winover Taylor.
The Berries’ No. 1 singles player Bryan Zehner won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, and Logansport’s No. 3 singles player Matt Jennings also won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
Logansport’s No. 1 doubles team of Nathaniel King and Lucas Eastburn took their match 6-0, 6-1, and the No. 2 doubles team of Jared Cole and Zach Overway were tops 6-1, 6-0.
“Good night for our doubles teams, and solid victories for Zehner and Jennings” Logansport coach Mike Montgomery said.
Cass 5, Carroll 0
The Kings shut out the Cougars, allowing six games in singles, and two hard-fought matches in doubles play.
Cass’ No. 1 singles player Brady Truman won in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. The Kings’ No. 2 singles player Brennen Garland was nearly perfect, winning 6-0, 6-1, and the No. 3 singles player Brad Berlet shut out his opponent 6-0, 6-0.
Cass’ No. 1 doubles team of Nolan Lowe and Manny Prado had to go three sets before winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, and the No. 2 doubles team of Diego Manzano and Jared Ehase won in 7-5, 6-3.
North Miami 3, Winamac 0
It was a scoreless game until the 25th minute of the second half, when North Miami scored on a penalty kick, after that it went down hill for Winamac (1-4-2).
“We felt like we outplayed them for large chunks of the game, but we just never were able to threaten their goal on a consistent basis. That field is like a parking lot, so small and hard, we never got adjusted to how it played. Their attack is based on speed and it created the penalty kick for them,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “After we went down a man, it became more of an uphill battle.”
Winamac goalie Zach Markley had 15 saves, and Jordan DeFries added two saves.