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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Sports Briefs

Highlands Volleyball, Soccer Victorious

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands junior Margot Seidel (19) goes up for a spike in a recent game.
The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team (15-7 overall) may not have had Ava Hockney or Mary Claire Redden available Tuesday. But Highlands still overcame the Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers, 3-1 (25-27, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20) for its sixth straight win.

Hockney and Redden are both middle blockers. Setter Audrey Graves had 44 assists and 29 digs with Casey Dunn recording 19 kills and 26 digs and Margot Seidel garnering 27 kills and 24 digs.

"It was definitely a huge challenge, but it was one that I'm really proud of the way we handled," Seidel said. "At first, we tried to move people around to fill these gaps, but by the second game, we recognized the strength in comoftability and returned to our normal line-up pulling in two girls who don't typicall start to fill MC and Ava's spots. Laura Winkler in particular did an awesome job of stepping up when we needed her most, which was super impressive for a freshman and varsity rookie. It was definitely a very big win for us."

Highlands plays host to Covington Holy Cross on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Soccer, Boys:
Highlands 1, Bishop Brossart 0:

The Bluebirds (10-4) had not played in 10 days. But they overcame any rust to post the win.

Elias Ordonez scored the lone goal of the game. Highlands had 23 shots including 13 on goal to six shots with four on goal for Bishop Brossart. Bluebird junior goalkeeper Will Burnham had four saves.

"We didn't know really what to expect. All their results have been inconsistent," said Chad Niedert, Highlands Head Coach. "They were extremely physical. They were able to disrupt our flow of play. We were really dominant. I think the shots and shots on goal say a lot about what the game looked like. They had very few chances. It's good to get the result. We were four, five goals better than them. It just didn't show on the scoreline (Tuesday)."

Highlands plays at Cincinnati La Salle on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.

Golf, Girls:
Season Concludes for Ladybirds:

The Highlands Ladybirds hoped to finish in the top five of the 6th Region Tournament this year.

They did just that Tuesday shooting a 393 at Lassing Pointe in Union. That marked a huge improvement from last year's 419 score good for 9th in the region tournament.

Freshman Ellie Rowland led the Ladybirds shooting a 92 good for 15th out of 72 golfers. Highlands graduates four seniors from the squad in Maleah Abner, Liz Mairose, Madalyn Howard and Libby Birkley.

Ryle won the tournament for the second year in a row shooting a 304 and St. Henry took runner-up honors shooting a 364. Ryle's score marked the lowest of the region champions entering the state tournament. Cooper senior Madison Smith earned medalist honors shooting a 69.

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