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Snider defeats Lady Vikes in three sets

DIG: Morgan Robrock digs a ball during Huntington North’s loss to Snider on Tuesday.

by Eric Andrews - eandrews@h-ponline.com

VOLLEYBALL

The Huntington North volleyball team fell in three sets to Snider in a non-conference battle on Tuesday night in North Arena.

The loss dropped the Vikings’ season record to 4–8.

The teams battled to a 20–20 deadlock in set one before Snider eventually outlasted the Lady Vikes for a 25–23 decision in the set.

Huntington North got out to a 7–3 lead in the second set, but the Panthers roared back for a 14–4 run in response to take a 17–11 advantage. The Vikings answered with a 7–2 run to get within one point at 19–18 in favor of Snider, but the Panthers pulled away late on a 6–2 run to close the set with a 25–20 win.

The Lady Vikes stormed out to a quick 7–0 lead in set three, but again Snider would answer back, this time with a 10–2 run, before ultimately earning another 25–20 set victory to put the finishing touches on the three set sweep.

“This is a very young team,” said head coach Trinda Goings. “Even though it’s old on the roster, it’s a very young team. … We’re going to take some lumps. We’re going to have some growing pains. Hopefully they stay confident so that we can keep building on that.”

Taylor Reust led the Vikings with four aces, 19 digs and three blocks. Mia Gerner paced the squad with 10 kills, while Morgan Robrock racked up a team best 16 assists.

Huntington North will be back on the court on Thursday when the travel to face Blackhawk Christian in another non-conference duel. The varsity match will follow junior varsity, which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

GIRLS GOLF

The Huntington North girls golf team earned their first match victory of the season on Tuesday by defeating New Haven 194–223 in a road Northeast 8 Conference (NE8) duel.

The win improved the Vikings’ season record to 1–6, including a 1–5 mark in NE8 action.

Grace Dill and Alex Hoch tied to lead the Lady Vikes on the scoreboard by each firing 47.

Josie Eckert and Megan Stephan completed the scoring quartet for Huntington North by each shooting 50, while Macy McCloskey and Haley Newton turned in tallies of 51 and 56, respectively, though neither score counted toward the Vikings’ team score.

“The girls are working hard on their game and it’s starting to show good results,” said head coach Ron Vinson.

Huntington North traveled to face East Noble in their final NE8 match of the season on Wednesday, but results were not available as of The Herald-Press’s deadline.

The Lady Vikes will compete at the NE8 Meet on Saturday, hosted by Bellmont at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, Indiana. Tee time is slated for 10 a.m.

BOYS TENNIS

The Huntington North boys tennis team was edged by East Noble in Northeast 8 Conference (NE8) play on Tuesday, falling 3–2 to the Knights.

The defeat dropped the Vikings’ season record to 3–5 and NE8 record to 1–1.

Carson Kitchen scored a 6–2, 6–4 win over Nolan Ogle in first singles action, but Jacob Daugherty (3–6, 1–6) and Reid Eckert (0–6, 3–6) lost their matches to Vittorio Bona and Joel Glass in second and third singles, respectively.

Thomas Schweller and Noah Zahn pulled out an exciting first doubles win over East Noble’s Lucas Denton and Connor Hesher, rallying after a 5–7 set one loss to take sets two 6–2 before a wild third set that ended 7–6 (7–4) in favor of the Vikes.

However, after Isaac Eckert and Matthew Weill took set one of their second doubles match 7–5, the Knights’ Max Bender and Jordan Jollief answered with 6–3 and 6–4 set triumphs to grab the win and give East Noble the decisive third point in the overall match.

Huntington North is scheduled to host New Haven in another NE8 match on Thursday with a 5 p.m. start time.

GIRLS SOCCER

The Huntington North girls soccer team was on the road for a Northeast 8 Conference (NE8) contest on Tuesday at Bellmont, but fell 4–0.

The loss dropped the Lady Vikes’ season record to 2–4–1 and NE8 record to 2–2.

Though Bellmont dominated in all facets of the game, the lone bright spot of the night for Huntington North came between the pipes, as Kodi Douglass racked up a remarkable 24 saves for the Vikings. The performance bested Douglass’s previous career best mark of 22 saves in a game, which she did on Sept. 20, 2018 in a 2–0 loss to Homestead.

Huntington North will return to the pitch on Thursday, hosting South Side in a non-conference matchup. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.