Lady Viking volleyball squad defeats Sissonville on the road

Mark Martin
The Ripley Lady Viking volleyball team celebrates following a recent victory.

Sometimes it isn’t how you get going in an athletic event, but how you finish.

Ripley’s girls volleyball team ended strong on the road against Sissonville and came away with win number four of the season.

“We got off to a slow start,” said head coach Brenda Moore. “We had two girls back from being quarantined and being out for over a week.”

Ripley dug itself into a hole, but climbed out for the straight sets win.

The Lady Vikings won 25-17, 25-20 and 25-13.

Strong, consistent serving by Brenna Lutz helped lead the way.

“We also had strong passing from Erin Ryan in the back row and Brianna Hudson led the team with hits (13-14) and kills (five).”

Lutz was 14-of-15 serving with six aces. Bailey Howery was 14-of-14. Hudson was 11-of-11. Sidney Varney was 11-of-13.

Olivia Parsons was 19-of-22 setting with seven assists. Howery was 15-of-18 and also had seven assists.

In the junior varsity match, Lutz was 9-of-10 serving with three aces. Aubrey Haskins was 8-of-11 while also delivering three aces.

Haskins was 7-of-7 setting.