Girls Varsity Volleyball · Varsity VB defeats Avon, improves to 3-1 in HCC


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Fishers Varsity Volleyball won, 3-1, versus Avon tonight: 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 25-22. The Tigers are now 3-1 in the HCC conference with a Mudsock match against conference leader HSE looming.
Senior outside hitter Emily Waldrop led Fishers with 16 kills, the last of which was the deciding swing. Waldrop also had eight digs, four blocks and an ace.
Fellow senior outside Jada Allen had nine kills, two digs and an ace.
“It’s no secret that we’ve got two strong upperclassmen on the outside for us,” Head Coach Steven Peek said of Waldrop and Allen. “And there are moments we have to lean on them to get us successfully out of out-of-system situations. Emily and Jada excelled at that this evening.”
Senior setter Camryn Haworth had 37 assists tonight, also connecting well with sophomore Ava Vickers (8 kills), senior Mikayla Carpenter (6) and senior Grace Dunnuck (3).
Defense was crucial to the Tigers’ success tonight. Junior libero Samantha Perdue led the team with 13 digs, but four other players also played key roles in defending the Orioles. Senior Jill Snyder had nine digs, Haworth had eight digs, and Waldrop’s seven digs were matched by senior Olivia Lux.
“It’s massive for us to have five players at seven or more digs,” Peek said. “To defend in this conference, and eventually in this Sectional, you’ve got to have your team working cohesively. The players are going to have to execute multiple adjustments to get us across the finish line, and they did that tonight.”
The Tiger block was also out in full force tonight, led by Vickers’ six blocks. Haworth and Christiansen each had four blocks as well, often working in tandem with Vickers.
Fishers has four days off prior to its Mudsock rivalry match, when the Royals visit The Cage Tuesday night.