Lady Indians improve in district, regional play

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

by Amy Davis

This past week the Lady Indians improved to 16-0 for the district and region and 19-2 overall. We defeated Sussex in straight sets (25-4, 25-4 and 25-9) on Oct. 17, and Franklin in straight sets (25-16, 25-12 and 25-17) on Thursday. The JV team also defeated Franklin in straight sets on Thursday evening with scores of 25-7 and 25-8.

Lady Indians are celebrating winning a point. Senior Emma Drake (6), junior Jacey Bunn (1), senior Hilary Newlon (7), junior Madeline Burgess (22), senior Ashlyn Edwards (3), and junior Jamey Bunn (21.)

Standouts from the varsity only match up against Sussex were Emma McClelland with 3 aces, Amani Gary with 7 aces, Ashlyn Edwards with 4 aces and Emma Drake with 12 aces and 6 kills.

Standouts from the JV match with Franklin included: Ayanna Bell with 3 aces; Kinna Magette 9 aces and 10 assists; Shea Lindsey with 5 assists; and Mallory Francis with 4 kills.

Standouts form the varsity match with Franklin included: Maddie Simmons with 4 aces and 3 kills; Jamey Bunn with 3 aces, 17 assists, and 4 kills; Ashlyn Edwards with 2 aces, 15 assists, and 6 kills; and Emma Drake with 7 aces and 19 kills.

Both JV and Varsity Lady Indians have two home matches this week to finish out regular season play. We faced Brunswick on Tuesday and Surry on Thursday, Oct. 26. Thursday is our last regular scheduled home game and will be Senior Night.

The Tri-Rivers District Tournament is slated to be played at Southampton on Saturday, Oct. 28. The first seed will play at 11 a.m. against the fourth seeded team. The second and third seeded teams will play following the first match, and the championship match will follow. Currently, the four teams scheduled for play are first-ranked Southampton Lady Indians, second-ranked Park View Lady Dragons, third-ranked Franklin Lady Broncos and fourth-ranked Windsor Lady Dukes. This is tentative and could change with play this week. The regional tournament will begin the following week. Currently, the Lady Indians are ranked first in region 3A, if this holds we will host the winner of the 8 versus 9 seed game on Wednesday, Nov. 1.