Tori Lauderbaugh led Kokomo (2-7) with 14 kills and two blocks. Alanis Jones added 12 kills and a pair of blocks. Kirsten Frey finished with 10 kills and four blocks. Miranda Ogle distributed 22 assists and added seven digs. Amanda Tran rounded out the Kats’ leaders with 28 digs and 40 service receptions.
“We just had a lot of untimely, simple errors,” Kokomo coach Jason Watson said. “[We let] the ball hit the floor. Our first serves went out of bounds. We missed 16 serves [Tuesday] night, and that’s way too high. At the end of the match, we had the lead. We had match point three times and couldn’t get the ball down on [Northwestern’s] side. We had a couple errors at the end that cost us the match, but we really lost it early when we lost the first and third sets.”
H. HEIGHTS DEF. TAYLOR 25-16, 25-7, 25-11
Kim Seal led Taylor with five kils. Valary Farmer served five points and Katelyn Duncan offered 27 sets without an error.
“We played well in spurts, but we are unable to keep the momentum up. We have got to stay focused and fight through our mental lapses and compete,” Taylor coach Denise Leicht said.
ROSSVILLE DEF. TC 25-17, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13
Whitney Revolt floored nine kills to lead Tri-Central in the Hoosier Heartland Conference match. Tara Davis had 17 assists.
OAK HILL INVITATIONAL
Western won the nine-team invitational with a score of 42, taking first on a sixth-man tiebreaker after tying with the host school. Tipton was third with a score of 85, and Carroll was fifth with 117.
Matt Grider finished first in 16:25 to pace Western. Riley Carter was sixth (17:33), Auston Davenport was 10th (18:05), Caleb Maddox was 11th (18:05), Austin Elliott was 14th (18:35). Josh Scott was 16th (18:37) and cast the deciding vote for the Panthers with his sixth-place finish, two places ahead of Oak Hill’s sixth runner.