By John Lachmann
Senior outside hitter Kaitlin Murray racked up 11 kills as Simon Kenton (25-8) defeated Newport Central Catholic (14-15), 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 29-27 on Tuesday.
Junior libero Kelsey Schreiber added 22 digs, and senior setter Sophie Dunn piled up 32 assists for the Pioneers.
Senior setter Alyssa Maier finished with 34 assists to lead the Thoroughbreds.
SCOTT BESTS BROSSART – Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Tapp tallied 17 kills and 10 digs as Scott (23-11) defeated Brossart (17-13), 25-19, 25-14, 25-22.
Junior setter Jenna Trimpe dished for 34 assists, and sophomore libero Allie Bishop chipped in 10 digs for the Eagles, who won their 10th straight match.
COOPER SINKS SILVER GROVE – Sophomore outside hitter Alex Buys tallied seven kills as Cooper (24-5) defeated Silver Grove (3-18), 25-5, 25-14.
Senior right side hitter Brooke Smith rolled up three kills and three aces, and senior defensive specialist Madison Winiger served for five aces in the Jaguars’ win.
VILLA BEATS HOLMES – Senior middle hitter Ellie Stoddart finished with 11 kills as Villa Madonna (16-7) defeated Holmes (3-19), 25-8, 25-16.
Junior setter Charissa Junker dished for 13 assists, and eighth-grade defensive specialist Faith Cobaugh added five digs for the Blue Lightning.
DIXIE DOWNS GALLATIN – Junior libero Caitlyn Watts served for eight aces as Dixie Heights (12-23) defeated Gallatin County (3-15), 25-9, 25-14, 25-10.
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