Volleyball: ND wins Rushville Invitational title | National sports


Sept. 4 – RUSHVILLE – The Lady Lion volleyball team held the annual Rushville Invitational Saturday with North Decatur, Centerville and Connersville competing.

The Lady Chargers stood out as the class of the pack in winning the tag team title to move to 11-2 this season.

The Lady Chargers opened the day against Centerville and won in three sets 25-17, 20-25 and 15-12.

The second match of the day was against Connersville and North won another 3 sets 25-17, 20-25 and 15-12.

The Lady Chargers ended the day with a 25-15, 25-21 win over host Lady Lions.

“It was a complete team effort today as we had girls playing in new positions and they all adapted well,” coach Gauck noted.

For the day, Sami Luttel set 184 of 184 with 79 assists to go along with four aces, 10 kills and 18 digs.

Caroline Stapp led the offensive attack with 42 kills. She also added four aces and 23 digs.

Madi Allen stepped in and took on the outside hitting role. For the day, Allen had 15 kills, four aces and 21 digs.

Aubrey Kennelly had a strong all-around day with seven kills and 22 digs.

Ella Kunz added 15 kills and three blocks.

Hannah Gorrell had 17 digs and four aces along with an excellent service-receiving performance for the day, according to coach Gauck.

Tyce Robbins added six digs and Sydney Rohls had 11 kills.

North travels Tuesday to South Decatur.


Greensburg beat Brown County on Saturday 25-14, 25-16 and 25-23. The Lady Pirates remain perfect at 13-0.

Jenna Foster led the way on Greensburg’s serve, with 21 of 21 with an ace, followed by Josie Nobbe 15 of 16 with two aces and Abigail Hoeing 12 of 12.

At net, Ella Chapman led the Lady Pirates with 13 kills, followed by Josie Nobbe with eight, and Carlee Adams and Janae Comer with four kills.

Josie Nobbe led the way in defensive digs with 19, followed by Abigail Hoeing with 11. Greensburg setters for the game, Jenna Foster and Averi Helms, had 12 and 10 assists apiece.

“It wasn’t our best performance, but we won in three so we did some things well. We sent way too many free balls and we weren’t really efficient with our shots. block was active, that which gave Brown County some problems and we were successful when we were in the system,” Coach Rigney said.

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