|8/22 AT South Dearborn
East Central Volleyball defeated South Dearborn 3-0; 25-17, 25-15, 25-17. The Trojans are 2-0 on the season and in EIAC.
After a series of errors by both teams to begin game one with the score tied at 5-5, EC went on a 10-1 run to blast out in front of the Knights 15-6. The run was highlighted by multiple kills from Kristen Weber and three aces by Olivia Fette, leading to a South Dearborn timeout. The timeout started the Knights on the march back to get within two at 16-14, but a pair of Trojan aces from Kaylyn Gindling fought off the comeback and started the 9-3 EC rally to close out game one 25-17. The final run was highlighted by smashes by Nicole Sandmann and Josie Andres.
EC got off to a early 5-2 lead in game two behind a Maria Shoemaker ace and a Sandmann kill, but the Knights went on 6-2 run to take the lead briefly at 8-7 on a Delaney Murphy kill. Sarah Schuman hammered an EC kill to tie the score at 8-8 and begin another 10-2 run to blast out the Trojans in front 18-10. An ace by Stacey Newport extended the lead to 21-10. A late four point rally by South Dearborn was not enough as EC secured game two 25-15.
An early 6-1 lead to start game three set the tone as EC lead start to finish. Chloe Wilhelm pushed the lead to ten at 14-4 on a trifecta of aces while Emily Egbers and Amanda Richter set the Trojans on cruise to a game three final of 25-17.
EC JV won 2-0.
After being down 10-4 in game one, EC behind Leah Broderick serving went on a 9-0 run to go in front 13-10. Final 25-14. Trojans won game two 25-17.