By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – On Aug. 28 at Johnson Arena, host Jeffersonville suffered a 25-7, 25-17, 25-14 loss to defending Class A state runner-up Christian Academy of Indiana.
Sophomore Jenna Lake led the Red Devil defense with 14 digs. Teammate Alayna Lacy had five kills and three blocks, while Jeff junior Marriya Henry made five blocks.
“Overall, I am not disappointed in the match against CAI. We struggled with serve-receive, but fought hard and made some really great plays,” said Red Devil head coach Sam Calabro, whose team dropped to 3-6. “Our energy level and excitement were dull, which was our biggest downfall. It affected how we played as a team. We played good defense against them even with the strong hitters that they have. I saw improvement in my team, which is all that matters at this point in the season.”
Senior standout Alli Stumler led the Warriors with 20 kills and 14 digs. Teammate Halle Rankin had 28 assists and seven service aces. Also for CAI, sophomore Kendall Kerberg smacked 10 kills, senior Nicole Collins had 19 digs and junior Julia Lostutter made 14 digs.
The Warriors have moved up to Class 2A this season because of the IHSAA’s success-factor rule.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA 3, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
CAI 25 25 25
Jeff 7 17 14
Marriya Henry: 5 blocks, 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig.
Samantha Shelley: 2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block.
Alayna Lacy: 6 assists, 6 digs, 5 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace.
Jenna Lake: 14 digs, 3 kills, 1 block.
Kaylee Falkenstein: 2 blocks, 1 kill.
Dishaylyn Thomas: 2 blocks.
Lauren Jacobs: 6 assists, 1 dig.
Megan Gallagher: 6 digs.
Erynn Dickson: 3 digs.
Adley McMahel: 5 digs.