Girls Varsity Volleyball
SEYMOUR, Ind. – Junior Agustina Fainguersch recorded 11 kills, nine digs and one service ace Tuesday evening (Aug. 15), keying the Columbus North volleyball team to a season-opening 3-0 victory at Seymour.
Senior Katie McAninch contributed six kills and sophomore Gabby Genth notched five kills for the Bull Dogs, who posted a 25-16, 25-20, 25-14 decision. Sophomore Emma Tynan tallied three kills and junior Lauryn James had two kills.
Junior setter Lily Meyercord provided 23 assists, 11 digs, four aces and one block, while junior libero Maddy Sebahar notched 11 digs and one ace.
Tynan added two aces and junior Sophie McKinney had one ace. McAninch and James each provided one block.
“For a first match, I saw a lot of good things,” Columbus North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “I also saw a lot of things we need to continue to work on. We served Seymour tough and took them out of their offense. We did a nice job of staying aggressive even when we were down.
“In Game 2, we got down early but were able to come back from a 16-8 deficit. It showed our ability to stay mentally tough and not give up. This was a good win to start the season off with.”
The Bull Dogs’ JV also prevailed, taking a 25-21, 25-15 victory over the Owls. Sophomore Lauren Opalka paced CN with nine kills and six digs. Freshman Madi Roop added six kills, while sophomore Kate Whaley provided 28 assists and 10 digs. Sophomore Lydia Trimpe also had six digs.
There was no freshman match.
Columbus North returns to action Thursday (Aug. 17) at Shelbyville. The JV match is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the varsity will follow about 7 p.m. There will be no freshman match.
The CN freshman team opens its season on Saturday (Aug. 19) in the Bloomington South Invitational. The Bull Dog rookies will face Bloomington South, Bloomington North and Brownstown Central in that four-team round-robin event. Action begins there at 9 a.m.