HILLSBORO — The Lady Indians volleyball team hosted their final home match of the season on Wednesday when they took on the Lady Golden Eagles from Madison Plains and lost in straight sets 25-18, 25-17 and 25-16.
Prior to the match Hillsboro honored the three seniors on the team Sydney Bobbitt, Kailey Dietrick and Jordan Williamson.
Lady Indians Head Coach Nichole Dickey talked following the game about each of her seniors and their impact on the team.
“Bobbitt has been on varsity for four years now and she ended tonight with 574 digs. Very Proud of her she is a girl who plays all the way around, has an excellent attitude, always gives everything and is a team captain. She is in the gym 20 to 30 minutes before practice time; first one in and last one out, just a great young lady,” said Dickey.
“Kailey Dietrick has played varsity now for two years. Again, just an outstanding young lady, I can’t say enough about my seniors they are just all around wonderful young ladies. Her serves this season have been spot on. She has a lot of power and has been putting them where we need her to put the serves. She is doing very well for us, I am very happy with her,” Dickey said.
“Our last senior is Jordan Williamson, she is our libero and has been with us for four years. She works hard, comes to practice, puts in the time and doesn’t complain. She plays my back row very well and again just very proud of her and the seniors in general. I just wish all three of them the best of luck,” finished Dickey.
In the first set Hillsboro was able to hang around and make a game of it and even held a narrow lead several times in the set before Madison Plains went on a seven point run to take a 22-15 lead.
From there the Lady Golden Eagles were able to close the door and earn the 25-18 win and a 1-0 match lead.
Madison Plains was in control from the opening volley in the second set as they cruised to a 25-17 set win and a 2-0 lead in the match.
The third set was more of the same as the Lady Golden Eaglesrushed out to an early lead and cruised to the 25-16 win and the straight sets victory.
Dickey talked about the difference in the game afterwards, “Their blockers were quick. It didn’t matter if we doing quick sets or what we were doing they were all over us. If it wasn’t for their blocking it would have been a little bit of a different game.”
The Lady Indians will be back in action on Wednesday, October 17, when they travel to Thornville to take on Sheridan to open tournament play.
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