CARMI — After dropping the first set, the CWC Lady Bulldogs fought off two match points in Game 2 to and came back to defeat the Hamilton Co. Lady Foxes 24-26, 26-24, 25-15 on Tuesday.

Hamilton Co. came into the match with a 3-1 record in the BDC, one game behind Edwards Co. But the Lady Bulldogs fought them from the start. Falling behind 5-2 early, the Lady Bulldogs took a 7-6 lead on consecutive aces by Julia Smith. For most of rest of Game 1 the Lady Foxes would break out to small leads but CWC would come back, taking a 12-11 lead on a diving dig from Sydney Lucas and a kill from Bre Swanberg. The Lady Bulldogs actually had a game point at 24-23 after a kill by Jessica Smith but Hamilton Co. rallied with three straight points to take Game 1.

It looked like the Lady Foxes were on the march to win the match after opening up a 10-1 lead in Game 2. The Lady Bulldogs were able to work it back to 10-6 with Mayci Edwards on the serve. The Lady Bulldogs came all the way back to a 15-15 tie on a kill by Mariah VanMatre after several service points from Julia Smith. CWC took their first lead of the game (17-16) on an unreturned serve by Marley Mallow. The Lady Foxes re-grouped and had a 24-22 lead, but CWC was able to hold off the two set points and then come through with the win (26-24) on two unreturned serves by Edwards.

Inspired by their comeback the Lady Bulldogs dominated the third set, starting out with a 7-1 lead and stretching it as wide as 23-7. Match point came on a dig from Edwards, a set and an assist by Grace Dial (her 108th and 23rd of the night), and a kill by VanMatre.

The win moved the Lady Bulldogs to 4-4 in the BDC . They return to action Thursday at Eldorado.

CWC also won the JV match 25-19, 25-20 and the Freshmen split their match.

Stats for the Frosh:


Haleigh Williams had 7 pts with 3 aces

Katelynn Miller had 6 pts

Greyson Huff had 3 tps with 2 aces

Ella Wortman had 2 tps with 1 ace

Emily McGhee and Madison Strong both added 1 pt


Katelynn had 12 good hits with 2 kills and 3 good tips

Ella had 11 good hits with 3 kills and 4 good tips

Haleigh and Madison had 4 good hits

Greyson had 2 good tips

Emily had 1 good hit


Ella had 1 direct block


Greyson had 37 good sets with 11 assists

Haleigh 3 good sets


Emily had 7 good digs

Katelynn had 4 good digs

Greyson and Madison both had 3 good digs

Haleigh had 2 good digs

Ella had 1 good dig


JV Stats:


Karson Kays and haleigh Williams both had 7 pts with Haleigh receiving 3 aces

Marley Mallow had 6 pts with 3 aces

Alexis Switzer had 4 tps with 2 aces

Mariah VanMatre had 4 pts with 1 ace


Frankie Hayes had 16 god hits with 4 kills and 2 good tips with 1 tip kill

Jessica Smith had 12 good hits with 5 kills and 4 good tips

Mariah had 12 good hits with 4 kills and 3 good tips with 1 tip kill

Marley had 7 good hits with 2 kills

Karson had 2 good tips

Greyson had 1 good hit


Mariah had a lone solo direct block


Karson had 55 good sets with 16 assists

Frankie and Greyson both had 3 good sets with 1 assist each


Alexis, Frankie, and Marley all had 8 good digs apiece

Karson had 3 good digs

Greyson and Mariah had 2 good digs

Haleigh had 1 good dig