|Tipp volleyball, tennis rebound|
|Written by Gary Gregory|
|Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00|
Since winning the Miamisburg title two weeks ago, the Tippecanoe volleyball team is on a five-game winning streak.
With a close home win over Indian Lake (5 games) and a 3-game match sweep over Bellefontaine last week, the Red Devils stand at 6-5 for the season.
Against the Lakers, the team held a 6-point lead in game one but let it slip away. But the squad rebounded to take game two and game four to send the match to a critical game five that goes to the first team winning 15 points with a two-point advantage.
"We lose the first three points but settled down and won 14 points in a row before (Indian Lake) scored a point," said coach Howard Garcia. "It's all about the energy level."
With a 15-4 victory in the final game, the Red Devils improved to 5-5.
Maintaining the momentum, Tippecanoe swept a three-game win two days later over the visiting Chieftain. The scores were 25-15, 25-15, 26-24.
"We had aggressive net play and solid serve reception," Garcia said.
Erin Jans tallied nine kills and Halee Printz had eight. Jans also recorded three blocks. Emily Layman had 10 digs and Alyssa Crusey had seven. Hannah Budding had 14 assists.
The squad hosts Troy on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Tippecanoe tennis team is on a surge, winning two straight matches for a 7-5 mark this season.
The squad cruised past an overmatched Eaton team, dropping just four games in the entire match in a 5-0 thumping.
Two days later, the Red Devils defeated Kenton Ridge, a tougher foe, by the score of 4-1.
First singles player Hailey Winblad captured a close three-set match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Second singles player Taylor Sutton won 7-5, 6-3 and third singles player Nefili Supinger won 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.
The first doubles of Katie Gross/Kennedy won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 but second doubles of Sara Collins/Miu Tanaka dropped a close match to Sara Higgins and Holly Hitchcock 7-5, 7-5.
Coach Rhonda Rains Skare hopes the winning trend continues.
The Red Devils are scheduled to play a home match against Northwestern on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m.
Turning to girls golf, senior Lindsey Murray continues to lead the stat sheet for area golfers.
In 144 holes of golf this season, Murray is virtually playing par golf. She is averaging 35.5 strokes per nine holes played.
Murray and her teammates --Erika Brownlee. Allison Chitwood, Tori Merrick and Sammi Rowland -- are competing in the Central Buckeye Conference meet on Thursday, Sept. 19.