August 23, 2011
Lady Indian home volleyball opener is "not the desired
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor
The Milan Lady Indian volleyball teams faced
a three game venue during their first home match of the season
against the Batesville Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, August 18.
In a very warm gym, with the AC off, the tribe fell in all three
matches, beginning with the 5 p.m. freshman contest, but not
without a fight.
The Lady Indian freshman team of 2011 includes: Sydney Ross,
Karlie Prozanski, Lindsey Prolanski, Emily Fuller, Grace Herzog,
Savannah Kern, Kelli Smith, Maggie Roberts, Teresa Jenkins,
Kelsey Holbert, Kayla Clippert, Darian Owens, Katlyn Ratliff
and Kelsey Bode along with Coach Brianna Kaushar.
The Lady Indian freshmen got off to a rough start with the visiting
Lady Bulldogs dominating to a score of 20-4 before relenting
even a little. As play continued, the Lady Indians managed to
capture 11 points before the Lady Dogs won, 25-11.
Game two was a horse of a different color, with the Lady Indians
fighting desperately, but falling in successive games at games
The Lady Indians led 8-2, met ties at nine, 10 and 12 before
the Dogs went on to a 19-13 edge. Unwilling to fold, the tribe
fought back to knot the game at 24 before conceding the last
point for the best of three game match at 24-25
The Lady Indian JV team of 2011 behind veteran Coach Joanne
Siebert includes: Kayla Peetz, Alexis Bergman, Brooklyn Honnert,
Shelby Tippitt, Staci Ollman, Whitney Couch, Cheyenne Kern,
Autumn Bowling, Rachel Smith, Hannah Lohrum, Brianna Campos,
Alexis Owens, Dakota Stites, Darian Owens, Sydney Ross and Lindsey
The Lady Indian JV met ties at three and five in their first
game of the set, before falling 14-25 to the Lady Bulldogs.
Following a 1-1 tie, game two found a more promising start for
the tribe as Rachel Smith led the service to 6-2 lead. However
by nine, the game was knotted once again.
A tie at 10 and 11 led to a Lady Bulldog comeback to shut Milan's
door at 25-16 for a back to back best of three game match win.
'10 Lady Indians honored
The presentation of certificates and recognition of last year's
Milan Lady Indian volleyball teams earning of the American Volleyball
Coaches Association Academic Award was made prior to the varsity
Further information about award is included with team photo,
Coached by veteran Milan Lady Indian Varsity Coach Terry Wullenweber,
the 2011 Milan Lady Indian varsity volleyball team members include:
Shelby Ross, Maria Voss, Koehler Morrisey, Kayla Peetz, Brooklyn
Honnert, Shelby Tippitt, Marki Smith, Lydia Ertel, Jessica Strassell,
Ashley Ahaus and Hannah Lohrum.
In opening the set, Batesville lost first service, giving the
Lady Indians a 1-0 advantage. An ensuing tie at one led to the
Dog's doubling Milan's score at 10-5, from which they pressed
on to a win by the final score of 25-13 in the varsity's opening
Second game action in the varsity match began similarly with
Batesville earning the first point and Milan knotting the game
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Indians tied at three and before
senior Lady Indian Lydia Etel served the tribe to tie at five
and a 9-6 edge. At 17-9, Batesville used a timeout,thenleading
by three at 20-17 Milan used a timeout before falling to a one
point edge at 20-19. That's when coach Wullenweber reminded
his team the importance of "playing to win, not to keep
from losing." Milan captured the victory to knot the match
a game each, 25-23.
Ties at one, five and 14 kept contention high during game three.
However, a devastating call against the tribe cut their intentions
short at the 16-20 juncture. A second blow allowed the Lady
Bulldogs to pull off a second game win at 25-17 and lead the
match two games to one.
In what would be the final game of the match, a tie at one was
the closest Milan would get to the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs
led by seven at 9-2 and nine at 15-6 before closing the deal
three games to one by a six point advantage at 25-19 over the
Pictured above, Varsity Lady Indian
Head Coach Terry Wullenweber checks his teams alignment
as senior Lydia Ertel prepares to enter the game for the
first play vs the Batesville Lady Bulldogs.