Rangers sweep, Jeeps finish strong in road wins

From Herald Staff Reports

Three straight seasons, three straight sweeps.

For the third time in as many years, the Forest Park volleyball team dismissed Evansville Reitz in straight sets as the Rangers knocked off the Panthers 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 on Tuesday in Evansville.

Chloe Dilger helped stabilize the Reitz attack with a team-high 17 digs, while Adria Giesler, Anna Hagedorn, Jordan Voges and Lydia Lange each chipped in with 12 digs each. Voges also supplied six blocks for the Rangers (12-15) and Devin Schaefer chipped in with two.

Giesler (28 assists) once again piloted the Ranger offense, dishing sets to Lange (13 kills), Schaefer (eight kills) and Voges (four kills).

Forest Park will wrap up its regular season Thursday when it hosts Class 1A No. 9 Springs Valley.

In other volleyball:

Titans 3, Raiders 2: Southridge claimed the first two sets but couldn’t find the finishing salvo, as Gibson Southern escaped 23-25, 20-25, 25-17, 29-27, 15-13 at Fort Branch.

Maddie Lubbehusen amassed 56 digs and Kayla Voegerl collected 32 more for the Raiders (2-24, 1-7). Megan Stapleton (27 assists) and Grace Kappner (20 assists) quarterbacked the offense and Maddie Neu and Haley Langebrake combined for 27 kills. Sydney Altmeyer offered eight blocks for the Raiders.

Jeeps 3, Rams 1: Class 1A No. 7 Northeast Dubois raced to the finish after a third-set stumble and discharged host Paoli 25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12 for their seventh victory in eight matches.

Jenna Stemle and Emily Lueken teamed to gather 54 digs, while Kendra Jacob (16 digs) and Chloe Johnson (15 digs) aided in the defensive effort. Jacob also scorched a team-high 22 kills, followed by Lueken (12 kills). Talia Terwiske dished out 38 assists for the Jeeps (22-7) and Haley Brinkman blocked a pair of Ram attempts.

Knights 3, Patriots 0: After its first five-match win streak of the season, Heritage Hills dropped its third consecutive contest, stumbling 25-12, 25-18, 25-14 to Castle in Newburgh.

Madi Fella pelted 16 kills and posted three blocks, Miriah Leibering distributed 19 assists and Ashley Mosby coupled 14 digs with a pair of aces for the Pats (11-18).

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