MONTGOMERY — Barr-Reeve looked to not only hold off Bedford North Lawrence on Tuesday night at Kavanaugh Kourt, but also hold off any lingering effects of the big Saturday tournament victory they enjoyed at Lafayette Central Catholic. The Lady Vikings (2A No. 1) got big nights from Hannah Graber and Addison Ainscough and cruised to a 25-13, 25-10, 25-18 victory to move to 10-0 on the season.
The opening set witnessed Viking junior Maranda Wagler rip four kills, while juniors Addison Ainscough and Hannah Graber ripped three each, and the Vikings cruised to a 25-13 opening set victory.
Second set action witnessed the Vikings most dominant effort of the night. Tough serving from Jasye Thompson and Hannah Graber quickly staked the Vikes to a double figure lead, and a Makayla Graber block from her middle hitter position ended the set at 25-10.
The third set saw a young Lady Viking make her first appearance of the night, and it was one that was memorable on many levels. Freshman Emma Wagler ripped off five kills in the deciding set, and after a series of Viking errors tied the score at 17-17, Wagler had two whips from her outside hitter position to give Barr-Reeve the separation they needed in the 25-18 win.
Viking mentor Amber DeCoursey said it was a good win, especially considering the rigorous weekend, while also having an eye on Saturday’s Barr-Reeve tournament. “We are always concerned about weeknight games, especially so after a Saturday tournament, but the girls came in ready and focused. We had another mental lapse in the third set, and we have to learn to keep our foot on the gas. We will give them a well deserved rest, and start preparing for Saturday.”
Barr-Reeve’s junior varsity squad also moved to 7-1 on the season, and picked up a 25-15, 25-14 victory over the Stars.
The Vikings are off until this Saturday when they will host the always difficult Barr-Reeve tournament where all eight teams have spent time ranked in their respective classes. The Lady Vikings will play Indianapolis Lutheran, Evansville Mater Dei and Heritage Hills on their side of the bracket, while Northview, Trinity Lutheran, Tecumseh and Christian Academy make up the other side of the bracket.