PLYMOUTH, IN – Ancilla split a pair of weekend matches, losing to NJCAA #12 Columbus State Community College 25-11, 25-14, 25-10 and beat Grace College’s JV 17-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-23.
The Chargers were held to their third lowest kill total of the season in the opener against Columbus State, finishing with just 18 kills. Amber Redinger and Mariah Kinney compiled 11 of those kills, finishing with six and five respectively. Mackenzie White and Sophia Smith both picked up 13 digs each.
In the finale, Ancilla tied their third highest kill total with 41 against Grace’s JV. Redinger slammed home a double digit kill total of 15, while Kinney and Smith finished with eight and seven respectively. White, Hannah Kistler, and Suzanne Grimm all finished with double digit dig totals, with White compiling 19, Kistler picking up 17, and Grimm getting 12.
Redinger led the offensive stats with 21 kills on the day and she also led in blocking with 4 block solos and 3 block assists. Grimm had 22 assists while Kistler and Smith combined for 26 assists with 14 and 12 respectively. Kinney served up 5 aces going 14 for 14 serving and Samantha Albers added 4 aces. Both Grimm and Smith were also perfect on the day serving. Both young ladies served 23 for 23. White was 50 for 53 in serve receive while digging up 32 to lead that stat category. Smith added 22 digs and Grimm added 20.
“It was nice in the second match that we were able to come from behind and win,” said Ancilla coach Lana Singleton. “We figured it out the other day that we were 3-8 when the match went to 4 or 5 sets. I challenged the girls to turn that outcome around the rest of the stretch. I was especially happy to see Redinger playing at the level she is capable of. Against Grace she had 42% hitting percentage, which is really good. I was also happy with how we did serving as a team. On the day we missed 7 serves. We had a match a few weeks ago that we missed 16 in one match. Columbus State is a talented team. It’s not hard to recognize why they were undefeated coming in. Grace JV appears to be a much stronger team than they have been in the past too. We have played a lot of good competition this season, probably the toughest schedule Ancilla volleyball has ever played. Hopefully playing the great competition will make us better.”
Ancilla travels to Kalamazoo Valley Tuesday and will host Kellogg on Thursday, which will be the team’s Hunger Game. Admission into the match will be two canned, non-perishable items.
|2||Hannah Kistler||FR||DS/L||5-8||Goshen, IN||Northridge HS|
|3||Samantha Albers||FR||OH/RS||5-9||Westville, IN||Westville HS|
|5||Sophia Smith||FR||OH||5-8||Zeeland, MI||Zeeland East HS|
|6||Mackenzie White||SO||DS/L||5-5||Ladoga, IN||Southmont HS|
|7||Mariah Kinney||SO||MB/OH||5-9||Paris Crossing, IN||Jennings County HS|
|9||Suzanne Grimm||SO||OH/S/RS||5-10||Auburn, IN||Lakewood Park Christian HS|
|10||Amber Redinger||SO||MB||6-0||Plymouth, IN||Plymouth HS|