|10/15 at East Central
Trojan Varsity Volleyball winners of 5 straight, 10 out of last 11, defeat Connersville 3-0 in final home game of 2013, scores 25-20, 25-17, 25-17.
EC record now 20-11 overall, 11-2 in EIAC with one game remaining at Franklin County prior to sectional play. EC squares off with 8th ranked 4A powerhouse Columbus East in Section 14.
EC smashed out to a 9-1 lead in game one on multiple Nicole Sandmann and Kristen Weber kills. Connersville closed to within three at 15-12 but the Trojans quickly answered with a 5-0 run behind an Amanda Richter ace and a combo block by Sandmann and Emily Egbers. With EC leading by eight again at 20-12 the Spartans marched back to get within three at 23-20, the Trojans secured game one 25-20 ending on a Josie Andres block.
In similar fashion the Trojans hammered their way out to an early 5-1 lead in game two on Maria Shoemaker kills. EC lead by as many as five several times throughout most of game two. The Spartans cut the margin to two at 15-13, only to have the Trojans respond with several kills and a Stacey Newport ace to extend the lead to seven at 21-14. EC went on to win game two 25-17.
An early 6-2 Trojan lead was quickly erased by a Spartan rally to cut the margin to one at 8-7 in the final third game. Egbers served up an EC rally as Shoemaker and Sandmann hammered the Trojans in front at 19-12, a Chloe Wilhelm ace extended the lead to 22-13. EC won game three 25-17.