NHC road blocked off
FORT WAYNE — Almost a week after suffering its first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, the Columbia City volleyball team was looking to get back in the win column Tuesday night.
Facing an athletic Lady Chargers squad, Columbia City got off to a slow start quickly falling behind. The Carroll attack of Jenna Spadafora and Lauren Prachar dealt the Lady Eagles their second consecutive loss 7-25, 15-25, 15-25.
Columbia City (4-2 in the NHC) opened conference play with four consecutive wins over Homestead, Norwell, New Haven and DeKalb.
Since then, the Lady Eagles have played tough competition falling to East Noble in a five-game heartbreaker last week.
Tuesday, the Chargers led the night off with a 15-3 run on Columbia City behind Prachar’s team-best 13 kills on the night.
Prachar along with Jenna Spadafora provided the Chargers with a lethal attack that gave City’s front line troubles all night.
The Lady Eagles scored five of their seven first game points on Carroll errors.
The Eagles hung with Carroll early in the next two games. A one-point 9-10 game in the second meeting turned in Carroll’s favor with front line defense from Spadafora and Paige Sordelet.
Carroll reeled off the next six points going on to win 25-15 on a Sordelet tip.
The Lady Eagles best game was the last one of the night. In game three, Columbia City used a kill and block from Hailey Woll to jump out to a 5-3 lead.
Freshman Kalisha Goree, who led the Eagles in kills with four, gave Columbia City its largest lead on a kill to make it 10-7.
Carroll rallied behind the serving of Beth Howard to finish out the game. Leading 12-11, Howard helped Carroll score the next 11 consecutive points with her team high four aces.
Goree also led the Eagles in digs with eight while Woll and Paige Moore both had two blocks.
The junior varsity squad also fell to Carroll in similar scores of 15-25, 15-25.