Borden outlasts Lanesville in three game volleyball match PDF Print E-mail

Borden won a hard fought, emotional volleyball match from the visiting Lanesville Lady Eagles Thursday at Borden. The score ended up 29-27, 25-21, 26-24. The game could possibly be repeated between the two schools in the 1A volleyball sectional this week.
Borden took a 20-17 lead in the opening game of the three, but still took a time out at this point.
Lanesville took advantage of the momentum going their way, and quickly tied the first game at 21-21.The Lady Eagles then took a 23-21 lead, forcing another time out by the Lady Braves.
After five more tie scores, Borden then won on a serve by senior Allison Rademacher, winning 29-27 in the marathon game.
Borden then took advantage of the hard fought win in game one to take a 2-0 lead in game two. The Lady Eagles tied it up at 2-2, but Borden regained the lead, and never trailed the remainder of the second game.
The Lady Eagles did get it within a single point three times over the remainder of the second game, when they got to within 17-16, 18-17, and 21-20.
With Borden ahead 23-20, Lanesville took a time out, but the hosts outscored the guests 2-1 thereafter to take the second game.
Lanesville and Borden found themselves tied at 6-6 in the third game, and the Lady Eagles began to slip out of the lethargy which dogged them in the second game.
The Lady Eagles led 11-8, before Borden managed to tie it at 11-11 after a kill by Rademacher.
There were four lead changes and three times was tied up over the next few minutes, until the Lady Braves finally took a 18-15 lead off of a kill by Leslie Beatty, and an Erin Mikel service ace.
Lanesville called time out, and eventually clawed their way back to within one at 21-20, prompting Borden to stop the action for a discussion.
Lanesville then tied the third game at 21-21 before Borden led 23-21, before Lanesville then called a time out.
Lanesville then scored two points to go up 24-23, before Borden closed out the third with a 3-1 flurry to pull out the win. Allison Rademacher served the final point of the third game for the Lady Braves.
Borden coach D J Zipp was happy with the win.
“I’m proud of the way we tightened up down the stretch,” he said.
“I was very impressed by Lanesville; they have a very nice team.”
The win gave the Borden team the Southern Athletic Conference title, with a slate of 4-1, with the loss coming at the hands of Crothersville. Everyone else has at least two losses.
Allison Rademacher helped out in the kill department, with 19 on the night.
Lanesville coach Brittney Gayhart pleased with how her team battled back after losing the tough first game in the match.
“I thought they did a great job of battling back,” said Gayhart. I know it’s hard to keep your head up.”
“I told them, ‘It’s now or never, you’ve got to leave it all on the floor; no regrets.’”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:22