Plainfield Central tops rival East
Updated: September 20, 2011 9:05PM
Everything Plainfield East touched turned to gold during its Southwest Prairie Conference girls volleyball tilt Tuesday at Plainfield Central.
Unfortunately for the Bengals, they were left with a flash in the pan and the sting of a 25-10, 25-8 home loss.
The Wildcats crawled to 8-8 overall and improved to 4-1 in the SPC. The Bengals, who did not go through an entire rotation in game 2, fell to 3-12, 0-4.
“I don’t know what it was,” Plainfield Central senior setter Taryn Trubich said. “Everybody’s been working hard in practice and everything came together today.”
“We were very aggressive with the ball,” Plainfield Central coach Jessica Clark said. “The girls stayed focused and we’re starting to play as a team. This is what we’ve been waiting for since last season.”
Trubich dished out 10 assists, Elizabeth Hyland and Victoria Swigart came up with four kills each and Emily O’Bradovich posted a team-best eight blocks for the Wildcats, who have swept their District 202 foes through the first round of the league season.
“Winning conference matches and winning matches in tournaments is really giving us confidence and showing that we’ve improved a lot,” Trubich said. “We’ve definitely been improving, especially in our third games.”
“To beat the three other Plainfield schools is an accomplishment for us,” Clark said.
Swigart closed out game 1 with five straight points and served nine in a row after Plainfield East scored the first point of game 2. She finished with six aces and a team-best nine digs.
“It’s nice to see the team work together because we have seven seniors this year and they really want it this year,” Clark said. “When I tally up all the stats, it’s never just one or two girls on top of all the categories. That shows how much of a team effort it really is. I’m proud of how hard we are working together.”
Deni Owikoti came up with a kill to end the run.
It didn’t matter. Shannon Morris served six straight points to send the Wildcats on their way.