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Patriots hold off Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—A few untimely mistakes hurt Tell City in a 23-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-19, 15-4 PAC volleyball loss to Heritage Hills Tuesday.

“It was probably the best match we’ve played,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “I felt like we hustled, set the right people, and the passing was there.”

But an occasional serve-reception error or lack of communication hurt the Marksmen in the second- and fourth-game losses.

In the fifth game “they had one good server (Lyndi Collins) who started off with seven straight points,” said Hayes. “We could not break her serve.”

Elizabeth Kohnert led Tell City with 24 kills and eight blocks. She also made 16 digs and served two aces.

“She played really well,” said Hayes.

The Marksmen had strong digging nearly all night. McKenzie Hayes and Leslie Poole each made 22 and Hana Reed added 21.

Hayes had six kills, three blocks and 21 assists and Miranda Zuelly set the ball up for nine assists.

Mackenzie Weyer made five blocks and Josalyn Ress added three.

Jamie Brinksneader served 19 points, including three aces, for the Marksmen. Reed served 10 points.

Tell City won the junior varsity match 25-13, 21-25, 15-12 as Devin Marchand made 12 good spikes, Weyer 11, Stori Beard 10, and Megan Austin eight.

Charissa Lahee had 14 assists to aid the hitters.

Brianna Simpson served four aces and Marchand added three. Beard made four digs.

Tell City, 3-6 in varsity play (0-3 in the conference) and 2-4 in JV, will host Perry Central tonight at 5:30.