Monday, August 30, 2021

VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs win all three matches in River City

 

By KEVIN HARRIS

Southern Indiana Preps editor and publisher

NEW ALBANY – Host New Albany won all three of its matches in the River City Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28 at The Doghouse.

 

NEW ALBANY 2, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0

The Bulldogs (7-0) began the tournament with a 25-17, 25-22 victory over Evansville Central. Senior middle blocker Kamori Knight led the New Albany offense with nine kills, followed by teammate Alexis Caldwell with eight.

Bulldog setters Cheyenne Palmer and Amelia Hicks distributed 11 and 10 assists, respectively. Caldwell and Palmer each had three service aces.

 

NEW ALBANY 2, LANESVILLE 1

New Albany needed three sets to knock off Lanesville in the Bulldogs’ second match of the day, 25-11, 22-25, 15-6.

Caldwell paced New Albany with 13 kills, eight digs and four aces. Palmer dished out 20 assists, while junior Ashlyn Clifton was the Dogs’ defensive leader with 10 digs. Knight made eight blocks.

 

NEW ALBANY 2, AUSTIN 0

New Albany breezed through its final match of the tourney with a 25-8, 25-16 win over Austin.

Senior Carter Singleton was the Bulldogs’ kills leader with six. Palmer and New Albany freshman Reese Tiesing each served a team-high four aces.

The Bulldogs will host archrival Providence on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Contact Kevin Harris at kevinharris1972@gmail.com.

 

RIVER CITY INVITATIONAL

At New Albany

MATCH SCORES

New Albany d. Evansville Central 25-17, 25-22

New Albany d. Lanesville 25-11, 22-25, 15-6

New Albany d. Austin 25-8, 25-16

Lanesville d. Austin, two sets to one (no match scores available at press time)

Evansville Central d. Austin 25-12, 25-16

Evansville Central d. Lanesville 25-18, 23-25, 15-13

 

NEW ALBANY STATS

New Albany d. Evansville Central 25-17, 25-22

Kills: Kamori Knight 9, Alexis Caldwell 8, Reese Tiesing 3, Ashlyn Clifton 2, Carter Singleton 1, Cheyenne Palmer 1.

Assists: Palmer 11, Amelia Hicks 10, Riley Sawyer 1.

Aces: Palmer 3, Caldwell 3, Reese Stivers 2, Tiesing 1, Clifton 1.

Digs: Clifton 6, Palmer 4, Stivers 4, Sawyer 3, Tiesing 3, Caldwell 3, Hicks 2, Knight 2, Morgan Tyler 1.

Blocks: Tiesing 1, Knight 1, Caldwell 1, Singleton 1, Palmer 1.

 

New Albany d. Lanesville 25-11, 22-25, 15-6

Kills: Caldwell 13, Tiesing 6, Knight 6, Palmer 5, Stivers 1, Avarey Kiesler 1, Clifton 1.

Assists: Palmer 20, Hicks 9, Sawyer 1, Stivers 1.

Aces: Caldwell 4, Stivers 3, Tiesing 2, Sawyer 1, Palmer 1.

Digs: Clifton 10, Caldwell 8, Stivers 5, Palmer 5, Sawyer 1, Tiesing 1, Knight 1.

Blocks: Knight 8.

 

New Albany d. Austin 25-8, 25-16

Kills: Singleton 6, Knight 5, Caldwell 4, Tiesing 2, Palmer 1, Clifton 1.

Assists: Palmer 9, Hicks 5, Sawyer 1, Knight 1, Tyler 1, Clifton 1.

Aces: Palmer 4, Tiesing 4, Stivers 2, Caldwell 2, Singleton 1, Clifton 1.

Digs: Stivers 6, Caldwell 3, Tyler 3, Hicks 2, Tiesing 2, Sawyer 1, Knight 1, Tyler 1, Clifton 1.

Blocks: Knight 1, Singleton 1.

 

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