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Prep Report: Triton Central volleyball sweeps Eastern Hancock

Triton Central volleyball made a definitive postseason statement Monday in Charlottesville.

The state volleyball tournament draw, announced Sunday, paired up Triton Central and Eastern Hancock in the semifinal round of Class 2A, Sectional 42, also to be played in Charlottesville.

The Tigers and Royals met up Monday as the regular season winds down and Triton Central came away with a three-set victory.

Maddy Brown, Triton Central’s career kills leader, finished with 15 kills and 10 digs to lead the Tigers to a 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 victory over the Royals (16-12).

Brooklyn Bailey collected 10 kills and three digs while Kayden Simmons and Kaitlin Bramlett each had five kills to push Triton Central’s record to 17-7 this season.

Bramlett and Gracie Miller each had four total blocks. Simmons also had 10 digs.

Hallie Schweitzer led the defensive effort with 14 digs. Kate Isley racked up 40 assists in the win.

In other prep events Monday:

Boys Soccer

Knightstown Sectional

Oldenburg Academy 2, Morristown 1

Aaron Schneider’s goal gave Oldenburg Academy at 1-0 lead at halftime and Jacob Cornelius doubled the lead midway through the second half to put pressure on Morristown.

The Yellow Jackets (9-7-2) scored on a penalty kick in the game’s final minutes to cut into the lead but could not produce another goal.

With the win, the Twisters (9-7-1) advance to play Wapahani (5-12), a 3-2 winner over Union County (4-10-3) Monday in the second quarterfinal match.

Volleyball

Morristown def. Rushville, 25-11, 25-20, 25-19

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets (6-19) collected their third straight win with a sweep of the Lions (3-24), who have lost 14 consecutive matches.

Sophia Dora led the Lions with eight kills and 20 digs. Trisha Morgan had 13 assists and 15 digs.

Morristown hosts Lutheran (11-17) tonight.

North Decatur def. Southwestern, 25-12, 25-11, 25-11

At Southwestern, Caroline Stapp had nine kills, three blocks and six digs to lead the Chargers (23-4, 5-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference) over the Spartans (8-18, 2-4 MHC).

Samantha Luttell finished with team-highs in service aces (3) and assists (26) for the Chargers, who host Triton Central tonight.

Southwestern hosts Greenwood Christian tonight.

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