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Varsity girls beat South Spencer in five set thriller

The HCHS Lady Hornets varsity volleyball team battled until the end and won in a five set thriller over South Spencer at the middle school on September 27.

Hancock County lost the first set 24-26, then came back to win set #2 25-15. The Lady Hornets fell 18-25 in the third, but took the match the distance by winning 25-23 in the fourth.

The girls won 15-13 in the abbreviated fifth set to take the victory!

“It was a game that had everyone on the edge of their seats,” HCHS coach Bailey Weikel said.

Lauren Kellems had a career best 14 kills to lead Hancock County. Kellems added two blocks and one dig. Sydney Kennedy had a huge match with six kills, one block, 29 assists, 13 digs and five service aces.

Maddisen Peck had seven kills, eight assists, six digs and two aces, while Ashlyn Madden had seven kills, two blocks, three digs and one ace. Brooke Toler had two kills, one assist, 28 digs and four aces, Sophia Reed had 17 digs, Lily Lindauer had 12 digs and two aces, Kennedy Desper had one kill, one block and two digs, Brianna Mooneyham had three kills, and Addy Harrison had one dig and one ace.

Muhlenberg County

Hancock County won 3-1 over Muhlenberg County during a highly competitive match played at Greenville Monday. The Lady Hornets won by set scores of 25-22, 12-25, 25-23 and 25-22.

Kennedy had six kills, one block, nine assists, 13 digs and three aces for HCHS. Kellems had six kills, six blocks and four digs, Peck had five kills, eight assists, 17 digs and six aces, Toler had two assists, 16 digs and two aces, Lindauer had seven digs, Reed had six digs, Madden had two kills, one block and one dig, Mooneyham had one kill and one dig, Desper had one kill, one block and one dig.

Perry Central

HCHS varsity girls fell 0-3 to Perry Central here Thursday. The Lady Commodores won by scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-19.

Kennedy had four kills, one block, eight assists and 19 digs for Hancock. Peck had four kills, three assists, eight digs and three aces, Kellems had three kills, three blocks and three digs, Toler had one kill, one assist and 21 digs, Reed had one kill and five digs, Madden had three blocks and one dig, Desper had three kills, Lindauer had six digs and one ace, Mooneyham and Sarah Huff had one kill each.

By Steve Wimmer

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