Volleyball recap (Sept. 22): AHS, OCHS, THS

September 23, 2022 | 12:04 am

Updated September 22, 2022 | 11:00 pm

Local volleyball teams were on fire Thursday night, as Apollo, Owensboro Catholic and Trinity (Whitesville) all swept their opponents in their respective matchups.

Apollo vs Webster County

The E-gals grabbed a sweep to open up the week on the road, defeating Webster County 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-10) to bounce back from a district loss to Owensboro Catholic.

Sophomore Abbie Butterworth led the offense with nine kills, while junior Jennifer Lee added six and sophomore Ava Fazio added five. Junior Ahalia Ramirez dished out a team-leading 16 assists, while sophomore McKenna Mason added five.

Apollo’s offense was clicking on all cylinders on Thursday, getting a pair of aces from Butterworth, Ramirez, juniors Kelsey Dickinson and Ella Alvey and one each from Mason and junior Kaley Dickinson.

Owensboro Catholic vs. Warren East

The Lady Aces grabbed three more on Thursday to extend their set win streak to 18, sweeping Warren East 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-16) in front of their home crowd.

Sophomore Olivia Castlen led the way offensively with 16 kills, while the Lady Aces got four aces each from juniors Karson Tipmore and Isabelle Reisz and three each from junior Kennedy Murphy and senior Emily Christian. Murphy also played a key role in the offense with a whopping 30 assists.

Christian led the defense with 16 digs, while Tipmore (15), junior Blair Riney (15), Murphy (14), Castlen (14) and Reisz (12) all finished in double figures in a lockdown game defensively from Owensboro Catholic. The Lady Aces improved to 7-6 overall with the win, now turning their focus to a pair of games against Christian County on Friday and Saturday.

Trinity (Whitesville) vs. McLean County

The Lady Raiders extended their winning streak to three on Thursday, grabbing their second straight (25-9, 25-8, 25-5) 3-0 sweep over McLean County.

Junior Hannah Nash spearheaded the offense with 26 kills, while junior Georgia Howard and sophomore Caroline Hall added four aces each. Senior Josie Aull also added a team-leading five aces, while surpassing 2,500 career assists with 35 against the Lady Cougars.

Defensively it was Hall who led the way in digs, serving as the only player in double figures with 12. Trinity (Whitesville) improves 22-6 overall with the win, now looking ahead to a road matchup this Saturday at noon against South Spencer.

September 23, 2022 | 12:04 am

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