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Columbus North volleyball goes 2-2 in Columbus East Invitational
October 12, 2013Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Junior Makinsey Summa pounded down 26 kills and classmate Janelle Peters added 24 kills over four matches Saturday (Oct. 12), leading the Columbus North volleyball team to a 2-2 record in the Columbus East Invitational.
Junior Karen Wildemann contributed 16 kills, 29 digs, four aces and 77 assists for the Bull Dogs, who moved their season record to 10-19.
Columbus North opened the seven-team event with a 25-20, 27-25 win over Shelbyville, avenging a season-opening 3-1 setback in August. The Bull Dogs followed by falling 25-17, 27-25 to Class 4A No. 10 Franklin, but they rebounded with a 25-14, 26-24 victory over Jasper. CN took the opening set against Harrison (West Lafayette), but the Raiders rallied to claim a 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 decision.
Other teams in the event were Class 4A No. 2 Avon and Class 4A No. 9 Columbus East.
Freshman Maliah Howard, sophomore Avery Wendel and junior Hayley McMahan also helped the Columbus North offense with respective kill totals of 12, 11 and 10. McMahan provided a team-best six aces, while Peters and junior Hannah Vittorio each chipped in five aces.
Summa and Howard paced the front-row defense with seven blocks, while Wendel contributed four blocks.
Senior Devon Roese led the back-row defense with 33 digs. Peters and Vittorio gave support in the back row with 30 digs apiece.
The Bull Dogs return to action Tuesday (Oct. 15) by traveling to Southport for their final Conference Indiana match of the season. JV and freshman matches begin at 6 p.m., and the varsity will follow the JV at about 7 p.m.