The Clarksville Lady Wildcats earned themselves one of their most convincing victories on Monday night, beating the Sycamore Lady War Eagles in straight sets.
Things got off to a rapid start, with the Wildcats ripping off a 9-2 lead. That forced a Sycamore timeout and, eventually, the Wildcats took a 13-2 before the War Eagles could stop the run.
The was never close, and Clarksville won 25-8 – their largest win of the night.
Set two was a bit more of a battle as the War Eagles got within a point at 5-4, but a 13-point Clarksville run helped the Wildcats pull away for a 25-13 victory.
The third set was the closest, though the Wildcats still won 25-14.
“Tonight we kept our level up,” said Clarksville head coach Glen Fox. “It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we’ve been trying to preach to the girls about keeping our level where it should be and wherever our opponent is, it doesn’t matter. As long as we’re playing at our level, we’re going to compete with whoever we play. I thought they did a good job of that today. We were a little off on our setting, our timing, but when you’re playing hard and you’re playing good defense like we did tonight, the (little) things take care of themselves.”
Sycamore head coach Larry Walker acknowledged his team’s tenacity and never-say-die attitude.
“(I told them) just to keep playing,” Walker said. “We don’t have a team that quits, I will say that. I’m proud of them for that.”
Sydney Weatherford led the way with nine kills along with four blocks and nine assists. Blakely Wilson had seven kills, 11 digs and two aces while Jordan Steinsultz led with four aces and 12 assists. The Wildcats are now 12-1.
Brylie Hoppus had the War Eagles’ sole two aces of the night while Ella Bailey led the team with nine kills and 24 digs. Kierstin Ervin served up 14 assists.