Vandalia picks up much-needed conference win against Litchfield

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By Jonathan Stark

After dropping consecutive conference matches to Greenville and Hillsboro, the Vandalia volleyball team picked up a big win against Litchfield on Tuesday, 25-21, 25-9.

In game one, Vandalia and the Panthers were locked in a close battle before the Lady Vandals were able to pull away and close the game, after a well-placed time out.

Vandalia was in control of game two from the start. Litchfield tried to kill Vandalia's  with timeouts, but couldn't gain any momentum and lost 25-9.

Amy Walton was 8-for-8 serving, with three aces. Walton also led the team with four digs. Shelby Foster was also perfect from the serving line at  6-for-6.

Holly Goldsmith had team highs in kills and blocks, with four of each. Katie Vieregge was 7-for-8 hitting, with three kills and a dig.

Earlier in the evening, the junior varsity beat Litchfield in three games, 25-11, 22-25, 25-17.

Amber Bruno was 18-for-20 hitting, with six kills.

Gabby McNutt had 25 assists and 14 kill assists. She was perfect on the serveing line at 13-for-13, and had five assists.

Vandalia def. Ramsey

The Vandals took down Fayette County rival Ramsey on Monday, 25-8, 25-21.

Haley Wollerman was all over the court for Vandalia, as she was 4-for-4 hitting, with two kills. ZShe had 27 assists and 11 kill assists. Wollerman also had two aces.

Vieregge was 12-for-14 hitting, with five kills and a dig. Walton had a team-high 10 digs.

The junior varsity beat Ramsey, 25-14, 25-13. Ellie Ehart  had five aces. Shelby Foster had three kills.

Hillsboro def. Vandalia

Vandalia lost to Hillsboro, 20-25, 21-25, last Thursday. Although the games were close throughout, Vandalia could not close.

The loss was Vandalia's second conference loss in a row. Goldsmith was 12-for-14 hitting, with seven kills, four blocks and two kill blocks.

Wollerman had a team-high 32 assists and nine kill assists.

Coach Allison Brown chalked the loss up to inexperience.

The junior varsity also lost to Hillsboro, 24-26, 24-26.

"That's probably the best I've seen them (junior varsity) play all year," Brown said.

Hillsboro Freshmen Tourney

Vandalia's freshmen squad finished second in pool play and went on to the playoff round.

The Vandals fell in the semifinals to Pana, 25-9, 25-12.

Gabby McNutt had 13 aces on the day. Abby Dugan had 7 aces.