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September 5, 2013

HITTING THEIR STRIDE

Berries take down Bronchos for 3rd win in last 4 games

(Continued)

The Berries travel to Taylor tonight.

Volleyball

Pioneer 3, Knox 2

One night after a four-game win over Logansport, the Panthers went the distance in a win over visiting Knox (25-22, 27-29, 25-23, 16-25, 15-7).

“I think we were down a little bit emotionally as far as last night. We played with high emotions and played well most of the game against Logansport,” Pioneer coach Rod Nies said. “Tonight it was whoever played on the north end of the gym won the game, whoever played on our home bench won that set.

“When we lost our focus our serve receive was really bad and we started spraying the ball everywhere. But we played well when we needed to. Knox is a really nice team. He said they’re 3-5 but they’ve lost to some really good teams. ... We scrimmaged them over the summer and split with them.

“I tell you what, the fans in attendance got their money’s worth tonight.”

Riley Morris had 20 assists, two aces and five digs for Pioneer (4-3). Kayte Miller had 12 digs and five kills.

Megan Smith collected 11 digs, and Sarah Dorris had 17 kills, 17 digs and three aces. Hannah Tevis came up with six kills, seven blocks and six digs.

Shelby Roller dished 16 assists to go with 14 digs and two aces. Jessica Lawrence had three kills and two blocks, Lyndsey Stewart had five kills and three blocks and Maddie Kiser added five kills and five blocks.

Pioneer travels to Northwestern tonight.

Carroll 3, N. White 1

On the same night that Carroll’s Macy Willoughby was featured on SportsCenter for her kick save in the match against Clinton Prairie, the Cougars defeated North White 25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 on Tuesday.

Bailey Worl set a school record with 29 kills to go with 21 digs for Carroll. Lauren Worl had 15 kills and 18 digs. Willoughby, a freshman, and sophomore Libby Eller both had 19 digs in the win.

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