The Western Boone volleyball team did not make a dull night for the fans against Guerin Catholic on Thursday night. The JV’s first match was one of their best sets of the season winning 25-16. The Golden Eagles came back after the defeat with much improvement which caused the set to be close all the way until the end. In the second set, the JV team had a lead in the middle of the set slip away as Guerin came back to take the lead late in the set. The Stars stayed calm and controlled as they made minimal errors and great plays to win the second set 25-22. Audrey Dunn had one of her best matches of the season with 9 kills and 9 digs. Kayla Aliff had 7 kills and 9 digs while Chloe Gillan had an impressive 15 digs and several saving plays to help her team win. Lindsey Coffman led the Stars with 12 assists and Elena Gubera chipped in 9 assists and 9 digs.
In the varsity match, it was a rollercoaster of a night with many great plays followed by easy balls that the Stars didn’t execute. The Stars won in 5 with set scores of 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 22-25, and 19-17. The fifth and final set to win the match was the most thrilling. The Stars started off very slow in the 5thset and was down 8-13 when they got their second wind to finish the set 19-17. The determination that all the players showed in the fifth set was amazing to watch. Kennedy Kiger had her best match of the season with 16 kills and many smart shots to help the Stars at key points. Tori Wilkinson had 18 kills while Kendal Ramey had 8 and Alyssa Wethington had 7 kills and several blocks. The passing was also key in the win over the Golden Eagles with Maddie Hawkins having the match high of 42 digs, Maddie Holubik with 28 digs, and Marli Ransom finishing with 14 digs. The win could have also not happened with our amazing setters of Holly Thompson; 24 assists, Lindsey Coffman; 16 assists, and Elena Gubera; 13 assists.
The varsity team travels to Noblesville for a 16-team invitational and the JV team travels to Southmont to redeem their Conference victory from last year. Both starting at 9:00 am.