Athens claims first Regional
Championship since 1979 defeating Springfield Lutheran
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[November 01, 2019]
The Athens Warriors and the
Springfield Lutheran Crusaders met for the Regional Championship on
Thursday night in Mount Pulaski. After each team defeated local
powerhouses Mount Pulaski and Hartsburg-Emden, respectively, in the
semifinals, volleyball fans knew this matchup would be a good one.
Lutheran won the first set 25-22, shocking the no. 1 seeded
Warriors. But Athens bounced back to take set two 25-22. The
Warriors dominated the third set and stormed out to a 12-2 lead
before settling the match at 25-14.
Athens was led by Caroline Lendy with 16 kills. Adrien Barrett had
14 kills. McKayla Clark had 2 kills and Lexi Morgan added 1 kill.
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Springfield Lutheran was led by Delaney Scheidenhelm with 11 kills.
Erin Borntreger added 9 kills. Makenna Cox had 5 kills and Paige
Bergschneider had 1 kill.
Athens will host sectionals next week. The Warriors will face Mendon
Unity in game one Monday night at 5:30 p.m.
Athens is coached by Britani Morrison, who was not even born the
last time Athens won a regional.
Congratulations to the Warriors!