CARMI — After a lackluster performance at Edwards County on Monday, the CWC Lady Bulldogs came back with a strong performance to defeat Johnston City 25-10, 25-20 on Tuesday.

CWC took charge early in the first game, with Sydney Lucas making two athletic plays to help the Lady Bulldogs to a 5-1 lead. The lead moved up to 10-3 on consecutive aces from Mayci Edwards. The Lady Bulldogs continued to control the game and stretched the lead all the way up to 22-7, with many of the points coming with Grace Dial serving and Mariah VanMatre, Julia Smith and Bre Swanberg controlling the net. Game point came on a dig from Edwards, a set by Dial, and a kill by Swanberg.

CWC unveiled a new weapon in Game 2, with Marley Mallow’s jump serve resulting in several aces and helping the Lady Bulldogs to a 7-0 lead.

“She just started practicing that last week and it really made a difference,” said CWC Coach Penny Gunther.

After their slow start, Johnston City was able to crawl back and tighten up the second game, coming as close as 21-20. After a timeout the Lady Bulldogs righted the ship with two perfectly placed tips by Lucas to get the lead up to 23-20. Match point came off of a serve by Emily Brown and a big play at the net by freshman Jessica Smith.

“We were disappointed after Monday night’s loss, but a good team like Edwards County can expose your mistakes,” said Gunther. “We had a good chat this afternoon and the girls really came out and were excited to play well today.”

The CWC Frosh lost 20-25, 21-25 making them 4-4, JV won 25-11, 25-19 making them 3-3 on the season and Varsity won 25-10,25-20 making them 5-5 on the season.

Frosh Stats:

Scorers:

Katelynn Miller had 12 pts with 4 aces

Madison Gilpin had 4 pts with 1 ace

Greyson Huff had 4 pts

Haleigh Williams had 2 pts with 1 ace

Ella Wortman had 1 pt

Hitting:

Katelynn led the hitting with 10 good hits with 3 kills with 2 good tips

Madison Gilpin also added 10 good hits with 1 kill with 4 good hits and a tip kill

Ella Wortman had 9 good hits with 1 kill and 2 good tips

Madison Strong had 4 good hits

Haleigh had 2 good hits with 1 kill

Greyson had 5 good tips with 1 tip kill

Blocking:

Madison Gilpin had 2 direct blocks and 1 touch block

Katelynn had 1 touch block

Setting:

Greyson had 29 good sets with 4 assists

Haleigh had 4 good sets with 2 assists

Madison Strong had 1 good set

Digs:

Greyson had 6 good digs

Katelynn and Emily McGhee both had 4 good digs

Haleigh had 3 good digs

Madison Gilpin and Madison Strong both had 2 good digs

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JV Stats:

Scorers:

Ella Wortman led the scoring for JV with 10 pts and 2 aces

Frankie Hayes had 8 pts with 1 ace

Karson Kays had 6 pts

Alexis Switzer had 5 pts with 3 aces

Marley Mallow had 4 pts

Mariah VanMatre had 1 pt

Hitting:

Jessica Smith had 16 good hits with 7 kills with 2 good tips

Frankie had 10 good hits with 2 kills with 1 good tip that resulted in a kill

Mariah had 9 good hits with 3 kills with 1 good tip that resulted in a kill

Marley had 8 good hits with 3 kills

Karson had 4 good tips

Blocking:

Jessica and Mariah both had 1 touch block each

Setting:

Karson had 38 good sets with 13 assists

Greyson had 4 good sets with 2 assists

Digs:

Frankie and Marley both had 6 good digs

Alexis had 4 good digs

Greyson had 1 good dig

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Varsity Stats:

Scorers:

Grace Dial led the Lady Bulldogs with 8 pts and 6 aces

Marley Mallow had 7 pts with 5 aces

Emily Brown and Mayci Edwards both had 5 pts with Emily having 1 ace and Mayci having 3 aces

Sydney Lucas and Julia Smith both added 4 pts each

Hitting:

Mariah had 7 good hits with 3 kills

Julia had 6 good hits with 1 kill and 1 good tip

Jessica had 5 good hits with 2 kills and 1 good tip that was a kill

Sydney had 5 good hits with 1 kill with 3 good tips where all resulted in kills

Bre had 4 good hits with 3 kills and 1 good tip

Grace had 1 good tip

Blocking:

Bre had 2 direct blocks and 1 touch block

Mariah had 1 direct block

Setting:

Grace had 23 good sets with 7 assists

Emily Brown and Kaylee Wagner both had 3 good sets with 1 assist each

Bre and Mariah both had 1 good set with Bre's resulting in an assist.

Digs:

Mayci had 10 good digs

Sydney had 5 good digs

Julia Smith had 4 good digs

Bre Swanberg had 2 good digs