Moore watches Lady Viking volleyball squad rebound with win over Wayne

Mark Martin

Any coach will tell you there’s nothing like a nice bounce back victory after a loss.

Add to the fact it is a win accomplished on the road.

Brenda Moore got to witness that from her Ripley Lady Viking volleyball team following a defeat at the hands of Herbert Hoover.

After falling to the Lady Huskies, Ripley travelled to Wayne and knocked off the Lady Pioneers in straight sets, 26-24, 25-14 and 25-18.

“We had to make several adjustments to our lineup due to girls being out,” said Moore. “Each girl stepped up where needed and worked together."

Brenna Lutz was 13-of-13 in serves with three aces to help pace the Lady Vikings.

“I was especially proud of Brenna, who stepped into the middle hitting position,” Moore said. “The Wayne student section was loud and rowdy. She was able to stay mentally strong and focused and serve without any errors. That says a lot out of a freshman.”

Also contributing nicely from the offensive end in the serve game were Olivia Parsons, who was 10-of-13, Brianna Hudson, who went 8-of-9, and Josie Ramsey-Smith, who was 8-of-11.

Bailey Howery had 20 sets and five assists while Parsons had 18 sets and eight assists.

Sophie Nichols, Sidney Varney and Brenna Lutz each had a block.

Ramsey-Smith led the way in digs with four.

Sidney Varney scored 10 points to lead the Lady Vikings in that category. Hudson finished with seven while Parsons and Lutz scored six each. Howery and Ramsey-Smith supplied five points. Aubrey Haskins and Bella Skeen added two. Erin Ryan and Sophie Nichols each scored once.

In the junior varsity match, Ripley lost to Wayne, 25-22, 23-25 and 21-25.

Alexandra Reed was 13-of-13 in serves. Haskins had 17 sets and two assists. Hunter had a dig. Skeen and Haskins scored eight and seven points, respectively. Olivia Greathouse finished with six while Morgan Shanklin contributed five. Reed added two and Brooklyn Anderson scored one.