Lady Aces sweep Wayne City; Alices loom on the horizon

Photo via Renee Thread -- Mount Carmel senior Kassidy Drone sets to pass the ball to one of her hitters, junior McKenna Golden or senior Madeline Goldman. Drone led the Lady Aces in assists (21) in Mount Carmel's straight sets sweep of Wayne City.

MOUNT CARMEL -- Despite a highly contested first set, Mount Carmel managed to sweep Wayne City in straight sets (26-24, 25-13), settling in the second set to best the Lady Indians.

The two teams battled it out in the first set, which the Lady Aces (7-2) narrowly escaped with. Mount Carmel scored some crucial points toward the end to secure a 26-24 first set victory.

Set number two wasn't nearly as contested, with Mount Carmel dominating the Lady Indians (3-8) en route to a 25-13 set victory.

Junior Allie McPherson led the Lady Aces in aces (three) and kills (nine) in the match, senior Kassidy Drone led in assists (21) and blocks (one), and senior Addie Drone scored eight digs to lead the team.

In the JV match prior to the varsity game the Lady Aces proved victorious once again, sweeping Wayne City in straight sets (25-7, 25-19).

Mount Carmel sophomore Kenley Drone led the JV team in aces (three) and assists (two), sophomore Rachael Johnson led in kills (three), sophomore Olivia Stinson in blocks (three), and sophomore Mackenzie Sisson had three digs to lead the team.

With the victory the Lady Aces improve to 7-2 on the season, with an immense challenge looming on the horizon.

They'll face arguably one of the toughest teams they'll face all year long in their next match, the Vincennes Lincoln Alices. More than a week separates the Lady Aces from the contest, giving them plenty of rest, but the Alices enter with a 12-1 record and are a former Big Eight Conference foe.

In order to best the Alices they'll have to have a clean game, with minimal errors and sound defense. The match is at home, set to begin with the JV team at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The varsity team will likely kickoff their match around 6:30 p.m.

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