ECVB was in action again last night with another EIAC opponent. We defeated Batesville 25-22, 25-13 and 25-8. JV won in 3 and freshman lost their season opener in 3 tough sets!After a slow start in set one, we finally started playing our game. Our passing was better, our serving was more precise and we started pushing them out of system which resulted in points on our end. The last two sets were a step in the right direction for us. Batesville has a lot of talent and I think as they continue to play together, they will become a team to watch out for. I expect to see a different team when we travel to Batesville next month.EC vs BHS 8-24-18Varsity is now 7-0 on the season (4-0 in EIAC).Next up: Bloomington South tourney this Saturday.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.East Central High School’s JV team defeated Batesville at EC on Thursday, Aug. 23 in 3 sets with scores of 24-25, 25-9, and 15-12. The first set was up and down for our girls; we had the lead early on, but we couldn’t finish. They were fired up going in to set 2 and showed that by commanding the game with the final score of 25-9. They also controlled the tempo of set 3 to win 15-12. The team improves their record to 6-1 overall. Stat leaders: serving: Faith Fox 8/8 with 2 aces, Allison Huismann 10/11 with 6 Aces, and Hope Fox 16/17 with 5 Aces. Assists: Allison Huismann went 28/28 with 12 Assists and Ella Fledderman went 25/27 with 5 Aces. Blocking: Jesse Stenger had 4 solo blocks. Kills: Jesse Stenger 5 kills (13/15), Hope Fox 3 kills (6/8), Ella Fledderman 2 kills (6/7), Faith Fox 3 kills (11/12); Digs: Hope Fox 10/10, Casey House 12/13, and FAith Fox 9/10; serve receive Hope Fox 12/12, Faith Fox 11/11, and CAsey House 6/7.Courtesy of Trojans Debbie Gregg.Freshmen Keep EC from Sweeping BatesvilleFrom Coach Trenkamp. Freshman Lady Dogs pulled off the win over the Lady Trojans in 3 games. Serving us points tonight was Regina Gerstbauer with 8pts 3 aces and Sophie Lee with 7pts 2 aces. Katie Shane was hitting well and Bella Shields was able to dig up 3 great plays in set 3. Scores were 25-23, 22-25, and 15-13!From Coach Prickel. The Batesville JV volleyball team put up a fight vs. conference rival East Central in games 1 and 3 ultimately falling by the scores 25-24, 9-25, and 11-15, The bulldogs had the serve and momentum when a replay was declared after an exciting play on our side. A missed serve later and the match slipped away. The team should be commended for improved hustle, teamwork, and focus in several points of the match. Grace Laudick was instrumental from the service line in game 1 notching 8 points to lead the team. Shalee Harrington had 4 kills in the front row. Katie Bedel had 3 kills and 1 stuff block. Kerigan Haskamp finished with 2 kills and 2 stuff blocks. Nikki Fix was error free at the net earning 3 kills. Laudick led the team in digs with 9 for the match.Varsity drops three quickies to undefeated east central. Playing a big rival isn’t easy… Going into a hostile environment to play an undefeated team hot off a big tourney win, is a bit daunting. All this took place tonight and our nerves and lack of experience showed. So that is Kudos to EC, cause we have been telling our team the lacked discipline and the speed of transition to play with good teams. EC is a good team!EC held us to a negative hitting percentage and kept our offense off balance all evening. We will be working more on discipline in the small things the girls overlook. but to work on speed you have to seen and understand quickness of transition, hopefully game tape will be able to show them this … Main performers on the night were #5 Macy Prickel passing the ball 23 times with one error. #7 Kylie Laker with 2 aces, and #11 Jenna Ertel with 9 digs.We will travel to see the Spartans this Saturday for a 10am JV start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.