Arrows pick up two wins prior to big week in SWBL play

By Austin Schmidt - [email protected]

CAMDEN — Last week the Preble Shawnee volleyball team split four matches and improved its SWBL record to 4-2 on the season.

The week started with the Arrows hosting Brookville and suffering a disappointing loss in three sets.

The first game ended with Brookville winning 25-19. In the second game the Blue Devils set the tone winning 25 -13, and the match ended in the third set with Brookville winning 25-23.

Inconsistency continued to plague the team, according to head coach Kristy Cottingim who said, “I feel like this match, like several this season, should have been closer. We just continue to struggle with consistency, but I feel I am still seeing improvements.”

Elise Walker and Kaylie Campbell led the team with kills. Walker had seven and Campbell added five. Madison Elkins had three blocks at the net while Kassy Wilson led in digs. Savannah Lynch and Walker led in serves.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the team traveled to Carlisle and won in three sets in what Cottingim described as a “low error” match. The Arrows won 25-13, 25-17 and 25-9.

Elkins led the way for the team, posting a 44 percent kill rate at the net. Kylie Mikesell and Walker led with eight and seven kills respectively. Miranda Chaney added 18 service points and four aces.

Walker led the team with 12 assists and Wilson led with nine digs.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the team played in a tri-match at Northwestern, with county rival Twin Valley South.

The team defeated its county rival Twin Valley South in three sets during the first match, winning 25-18, 20-25 and 25-21. Walker led in kills again, while Wilson, Elkins and Mikesell all had strong matches serving, according to Cottingim. Lynch led the team in assists.

Northwestern showed its strength in the second match, defeating the Arrows in straight sets.

Preble Shawnee is now 6-9 on the season and 4-2 in the league.

The team hosts third place Dixie on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and finishes its week at first place Waynesville on Thursday, Oct. 1.

By Austin Schmidt

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Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.