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Prep roundup: IT beats Bradford in girls volleyball

Prep roundup: IT beats Bradford in girls volleyball


The Indian Trail girls volleyball team notched a 25-19, 25-23, 14-25, 25-20 Southeast Conference win over Bradford on Tuesday night at the Bradford Fieldhouse.

Maddie Haines led the Hawks (9-4 overall, 2-0 SEC) with 25 kills, 23 digs and five aces. Sasha Obradovich had three blocks, while Angelica Cuevas notched 25 assists and Bella Bratzke added 10 kills, three aces and 18 digs.

Bradford (8-6, 1-1) was led by Makayla Eckel (13 kills, 13 digs), Lindsay Peck (11 kills, three aces), Ally Eckel (25 digs), Mallory Malone (27 assists) and Grace Hiegert (four blocks).

"Tonight's match was a matter of the team that was in system the most would win," Bradford coach Kyle Yackley said. "Each set we had leads, which is something to build on. But not holding the lead is something we need to work on.

"Overall, we are proud of our effort."

St. Joseph 3, Greendale Martin Luther 0

The visiting Lancers swept the Metro Classic Conference match Tuesday by scores of 25-9, 25-17, 25-18.

Leading St. Joseph were Tori Schuler (16 kills, 16 digs), Marlena Moore (12 kills), Sydney Antonneau (10 digs) and Ellie Schuler (34 assists).

"I am very proud of my team tonight," St. Jospeh coach Whitney Witthun said. "We came out and executed our gameplan perfectly and limited errors on our side of the net."

Racine Case 3, Tremper 1

The host Eagles knocked off the Trojans in four sets in an SEC match Tuesday.

Tremper was led by Anna Hamm (13 digs), Brooke Clements (45 assists, eight digs), Jenna Barrette (25 digs), Lauren Coshun (seven kills), McKenzie Cope (13 kills, 14 digs) and Megan Jankowski (10 kills, 12 digs).

"We got outplayed," Tremper coach Ashley Pecha said. "Case's defense was great. They were all over the place, digging up everything."


Bradford 5, Indian Trail 1

The host Red Devils got out to a 4-0 lead in winning the Southeast Conference match between crosstown rivals Tuesday.

Niko Saldana scored two goals for Bradford (3-1-1 overall, 2-0 SEC), Hugo Villalobos had a goal and an assist and Jelani Lawson and Erik Villalobos each scored once. Nakeo Romanovic and Drew Rasmussen added assists.

"I'm proud of the way this team is starting to play a style of soccer that is fun to watch and dangerous to play against," Bradford coach Scott Wolf said.

"There was a great crowd tonight supporting both teams. Whenever Bradford and IT play each other, both teams understand it will be a battle. Tonight was no different."

The Hawks' goal game via Carlos Gutierrez on an Axel Perez assist.

Indian Trail coach Jeff Laurent also cited the play of Adrian Nitache and goalkeeper Richard Ross, who made five second-half saves.

"We made huge strides during the game," Indian Trail coach Jeff Laurent said. "Our second half improved dramatically, as we were able to create far more chances than in the first half.

"... We are young and have a huge upside. As soon as we start finding each other out there, we have the talent to be very dangerous."

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