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Lady Dragons top Corydon for second time

Lady Dragons top Corydon for second time
Lady Dragons top Corydon for second time
Corydon Central libero Symphony LeJeune passes a ball forward from the back row against Silver Creek during Class 3A Sectional play Saturday. Photo courtesy Zachary Webb (click for larger version)

A little more than a week after their regular season meeting, Corydon Central and Silver Creek met again on the volleyball court with advancement in the state tournament on the line.
The Lady Dragons duplicated the outcome in the Class 3A Corydon Central Sectional in the semi-final round Saturday, coming away with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-15 win.
Points were traded in the beginning stages of the first game. Payton Windell opened the match with a winning block, setting an early tone. Windell was responsible for four of Corydon Central’s first five points to lead 5-4.
Silver Creek came back with a kill and ace from Haley Garr to lead 6-5. A passing winner from Reagan Mosley tied the game at 6, but once Silver Creek retook the lead off a service error, the Lady Dragons never let it go.
Mosley had a kill and ace of her own to trim the margin back to one, 10-9, but Silver Creek kept grinding.
At one point in game one, Silver Creek won eight consecutive points, paced by three Liz Mann spikes, to lead 21-12. Silver Creek was able to coast to an opening-game win.
Corydon Central was able to keep pace in game two but had trouble getting completely over the hump. The Lady Panthers led 9-7 after a Lady Dragons service error but returned the favor on the next point. A Garr kill, along with consecutive Brynn Ware aces, put Silver Creek up 11-9.
By trading points for much of the mid-portion of the game, Corydon Central closed within one point on seven different occasions. When down 20-19, the Lady Panthers finally evened the game with a Mosley kill.
Not wavering, Silver Creek scored on a pair of errors and a Mann winner to jump ahead 23-20. The Lady Dragons eventually closed the game with a Mann kill.
The final game saw the Lady Dragons win by the same margin as game one.
The Lady Panthers graduate four seniors, including setter Catherine Day and defensive specialist Symphony LeJeune. Also lost to graduation will be Marie Schmidt and Ally Miller.
Brownstown Central won the opposite semi-final with a 25-7, 25-5, 25-7 win over Salem. In the sectional final, the Lady Braves defeated Silver Creek in four games, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21, to earn a spot in the regional.