Multiple Teams · Volleyball: Creek Defeats Lady Braves for 4th time, Win Sectional Title


SELLERSBURG — Silver Creek won its seventh sectional championship Saturday, but the 2017 championship match may have been the toughest.

For the fourth time in four meetings, the host Dragons (32-4) and Brownstown Central went the distance. All four times, Creek came away with the win, including Saturday’s 25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-11 victory in the Class 3A Silver Creek Sectional championship match.

“We knew it would be an outright war,” Silver Creek coach Jeff Zimmerman said. “We couldn’t be more proud of this group of girls. There is not quit in this team. To beat a very good Brownstown team for the 4th time and each match going the limit speaks volumes to the heart of this team.”

The Dragons go to Corydon on Saturday in search of the program’s fourth regional championship in eight years. The Dragons will face Madison (25-10) in the semifinal round. Creek beat the Cubs 25-17, 25-14, 25-16 on Aug. 30. With a win, the Dragons would face either Heritage Hills or Sullivan for the championship.

Kiersten Cooper had 17 kills and Ashlee Ullrich had 14 in the win over Brownstown and Macie Garrison finished with 49 assists. Ullrich also had 13 digs, three assists, three blocks and a pair of aces.

Earlier in the day, Silver Creek swept Scottsburg (25-10) in a hard-fought 25-21, 26-24, 25-15 victory. Ullrich led the way with 2 kills and Karli Ware added 10. The Dragons had 11 aces, led by Amy Mobley’s four and Alisha Harbold’s three.

CLASS 3A SILVER CREEK SECTIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP

SILVER CREEK 3, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 2

Silver Creek      25  21  26  20  15

Brownstown     22  25  24  25  11

SILVER CREEK STATISTICS

     Kills: Kiersten Cooper 17, Ashlee Ullrich 14, Karli Ware 9, Amy Mobley 7, Bella Hinton 6, Macie Garrison 2, Alisha Harbold 1.

Blocks: Cooper 6, Garrison 3, Mobley 3, Ullrich 3.

Assists: Garrison 49, Ullrich 3, Zoie Zimmerman 2, Ware 1.

Aces: Ullrich 2, Harbold 1, Ware 1, Zimmerman 1.

Digs: Zimmerman 20, Ware 13, Ullrich 13, Garrison 12, Harbold 9, Mobley 6, Cooper 2.

SEMIFINALS

SILVER CREEK 3, SCOTTSBURG 0

Silver Creek     25  26  25

Scottsburg       21  24 15

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