September 6, 2011

2011 South Ripley Lady Raider Volleyball teams compete under new leadership

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

A visit to a South Ripley High School volleyball match finds new faces in the coaching roles for the 2011 season. Coaching this year's varsity squad is Phil King. King is assisted by Kevin mack. The JV squad also finds new direction in Jessica McConnell with assistance by Sarah Webster.
The Lady Raiders met the visiting Trinity Lutheran Lady Cougars for the trifecta on Tuesday evening, August 30, with freshman, JV and varsity team match action.
The Lady Raider JV team, less Rachel Bush is the freshman squad for 2011 for SR.
In freshman action, SR won the first game 25-22, lost the second 22-25 and won the rubber match for match victory 15-6.
In JV action, SR fell in two consecutive sets, 11-25 and 15-25.
Varsity action found no lift for Lady Raider spirirts as the Lady Cougars managed to grasp the contest victory in three consecutive game wins of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-9.
In matches leading up to the TL match, SR celebrated a strong showing.
Lady Raider action on August 23, at Switzerland County High School against the Lady Pacer varsity resulted in a match victory in three consecutive games by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-9.
The Lady Raider JV also earned the victory over the Lady Pacer with a 2-1 game win by scores of 23-25, 25-13 and 15-10.
Further action for the Lady Raider varsity volleyball team on August 25, against the South Dearborn Lady Knights, resulted in an SR victory.
The match was won by the Lady Raiders by a 3-1 game match by scores of 25-23, 25-12, 20-25 and 25-19.
The Lady Raiders enjoyed a 4-0 season record after the South Dearborn match.
Statistics of individual play during the Lady Raider/Lady Knight contest included:
Kasey King 23 4 aces
Kaitlyn Welch 17 1 ace
Whitney Walker 16
Jessica Foster 12 2 aces
Rachel Hensley 12 1 ace
Emily Webster 7
Kayla Mills 5
Julia Sizemore 1
Meagan Jeffries 1
Jessica Foster 43 15 Kills
Kasey King 27 8 Kills
Whitney Walker 18 4 Kills
Rachel Hensley 18 2 Kills
Kaitlyn Welch 10 2 Kills
Emily Webster 4 1 Kill
Julia Sizemore 1 1 Kill
Jessica Foster 24
Kasey King 18
Whitney Walker 11
Kaitlyn Welch 10
Julia Sizemore 8
Megan Jeffries 6
Emily Webster 5
Rachel Henssley 4
Kayla Mills 1
Jessica Foster 5 1 Ast
Rachel Hensley 2
Emily Webster 1 Ast
Whitney Walker 48 6 Ast
Kasey King 39 8 Ast
Emily Webster 3
Rachel Hensley 3
Kaitlyn Welch 2
Jessica Foster 2