It was concentrated volleyball as North Crawford played Ithaca last Tuesday, Oct. 9 at home. Tensions were high as the Trojans and the Bulldogs were tied for second place in the Ridge and Valley Conference.
The first game of the match-up went back and forth, with the Trojans coming up short, losing just 24-26.
Not letting the defeat get them down, North Crawford took game two 25-17 and game three 25-21. Behind in game four 5-11 and then 17-23, the Trojans focused to keep Aubrey Stevenson’s serve going, which allowed six straight points and a come-from-behind effort to make it 24-23.
Ithaca shot back to take the lead 25-24, but North Crawford forced a side out, put Mackenzie Swiggum on the serving line, and finished the game 27-25. It was a strong team victory, and another match win for North Crawford team.
"Our offense looked great with good passes, sets and spikes to take the victory against a strong Ithaca team this year," explained Trojans’ Coach Biggin after the game.
Hollie Martin had 16 spike kills, served 100 percent (22/22), six digs, and had four aces for the night. Mackenzie Swiggum had 14 spike kills, four digs, and three ace serves. Natasha Swiggum had four spike kills and two tip kills. Aubrey Stevenson had four digs, three spike kills, one assist, and one tip kill. Bailey Stevenson had 18 assists, four digs, three spike kills, and one tip kill. Katie Eitsert had 15 assists, one dig, and one ace serve. Mysti Pratt served 100 percent (12/12) and had six digs. Regan Evers had one assist.