Volliers overcome injuries to down Milan


Rising Sun bounced back from its first conference loss to post a 3-1 win over Milan in varsity volleyball action Thursday, Sept. 8th at home.

The Shiners improved to 2-1 in Ohio River Valley Conference play with a 25-10, 17-25, 25-23 and 25-19 win.

They won the opening set but sophomore Danyka Groover left the game with a knee injury.

Set two was tied at 10 when head coach Erin Gregory had to leave the gym because her daughter was injured in a soccer game. Coach Ken DeDreu took over. Milan went on to win the set 25-17.

The third set was close throughout when Caroline Stapleton made a save that her sister Jacqueline put in to tie the score at 23. Two points later the two connected for set point.

Rising Sun jumped out to a 7-1 lead and never let up to win the best three of five sets.

The Shiners were led by Lucy Carrigan with just three errors in 35 spiking attempts, 15 kills and two blocks. She was 10-for-10 serving with 16 digs and 12 service receptions.

Claire Poling had seven kills in 26 attempts she was 6-for-7 serving with 14 digs and 13 service receptions.

Ally Pruiett had four kills and three blocks along with 11-for-11 serving and an ace.

Rising Sun was 72-for-75 in serving for 96 percent. Jacqueline Stapleton was 25-for-5 with two aces and

Caroline Stapleton was 13-for-15 with three aces. Jacqueline had three kills, 12 digs and 11 service receptions. Caroline had 24 assists as setter.

Sydney Bostic was 7-for-7 serving along with 10 digs and tops in service reception with 22.

Rising Sun lost its first ORVC match 25-16, 25-10,25-15 on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at Southwestern.

Groover led the attack with five kills. Carrigan had two and one each by Pruiett and Jacqueline Stapleton.

The Shiners were 27-for-31 serving for 87 percent. Bostic led the servers with 8-for-8.

Rising Sun went out of conference to play Indianapolis Brebuef in Connersville 25-16, 25-16.

They returned home Monday to play a tough Lawrenceburg team. The visitors won 25-17 and 25-6 before taking the final set 27-25 in overtime.

Lawrenceburg outhit the Shiners with 31 kills to 11. Lucy Carrigan had six kills (18-for-20 at the net at the net) and Claire Poling two in leading Rising Sun. Emma Sullivan had five total blocks and Carrigan four.

The Shiners served 97.5 percent. Sydney Bostic was 11-for-12 with an ace. Ally Pruiett, Carrigan and Poling were 7-for-7 while Caroline and Jacqueline Stapleton combined for 7-0.

Bostic led the team with 12 digs and 25 service receptions. Poling had 16. Caroline Stapleton had 10 assists. Rising Sun’s reserves lost to Southwestern 25-8, 18-25, 15-11, 25-20, 25-17 to Milan and 25-14, 25-11 against Lawrenceburg.

Rising Sun travels to Morristown Friday and at South Dearborn Tuesday before returning to ORVC action next Thursday at home against Switzerland County