FORT WAYNE—For the second time in their first four matches this season, Bellmont was pushed to their limits into a defining fifth set.
Like the opener against Bishop Dwenger, however, the Squaws dug deep and pulled a win out of the hat shocking Concordia Lutheran on the road 28-26, 22-25, 25-20, 13-25, 7-15.
Despite being down two sets to one, coach Craig Krull and his Squaws were not leaving the raucous gym without a victory.
With 42 sectional titles between them and both gunning for a state title run in their respective classes, Bellmont and Adams Central's county-rival grudge match on the volleyball court lived up to the billing.
For one set at least.
Despite a spirited effort from the Lady Jets in the opening set, Bellmont won a decisive three-set sweep at the Teepee 25-18, 25-12, 25-19.
Tonight's volleyball contest featuring the visiting Adams Central Lady Jets and the Bellmont Squaws can be viewed by following the link below at approximately 6:40 or shortly into the second JV set. Once on the Livestream site, log in with a username and password and enjoy the free service.
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The Squaws made the most out of their home opener with a three set sweep of the visiting Woodlan Warriors on Thursday night 25-10, 25-15, 25-19.
Bellmont miscued on a few balls early in the first game but answered quickly with a run of six straight points to lead 6-2. Woodlan scored the next two points to make it 6-4 but then the Squaws turned on the jets and ran off 19 of the final 25 points to take the first set with ease.
The Squaws started their season at home against South Side on Tuesday night winning a lopsided battle against the Lady Archers by a 7-0 count.
Bellmont quickly took control of the possession game against South Side and 20 minutes into the game Alyssa Strickler stole the throw-in and drew the last defender and goalie to her with the dribble leaving the forward Kenadee Roth wide open. Strickler quickly dumped the ball to her for Roth’s first career goal with an easy pass to the back of the net for the first and only Squaw lead.
MONROE—An under-practiced rotation and possibly some jitters forced Adams Central to drop their first game against Churubusco at the Hangar on Tuesday night in their volleyball opener.
It proved to be only a momentary scare for the Lady Jets, however, as they would go on to win 75 of the final 111 points in the match to dominate the Eagles in four sets 25-19, 17-25, 8-25, 11-25.
HARTFORD CITY—South Adams began their young volleyball season on Monday night when they traveled to Blackford to meet up with the Bruins.
Despite a reserve win, the varsity was a three-set victim to Blackford 25-22, 25-19, 25-14.
"It was a tough loss because we did not come out as strong as I would have liked to see," admitted SA coach Amie Sprunger. "We are holding our heads up high and looking forward to another match this week against Canterbury on Thursday."
Bellmont soccer hosted a total of nine teams on Saturday for their annual Soccer Jamboree including squads from Leo, New Haven, South Adams, and Woodlan.
"It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the event," BHS girls coach Steve Lee noted afterwards. "We were pleased with athletic department staff as it was very organized and it helped make this a great start for soccer season."