Indians win middle school state tournament
The wins just keep piling on for the Selbyville Middle School girls’ volleyball team, but none of those wins are as impressive as the three the group put together last Friday, Oct. 26.
You see, the Indians cruised to a 3-0 mark in the 7th Annual Central Delaware Middle School Invitational Tournament. The event featured 22 schools from all over the state.
The Indians were seeded in the top bracket with many teams similar in records to their undefeated mark.
In their first match, SMS defeated Fifer, 2-0 (25-14, 25-13).
Camryn Ehlers had 15 kills, 7 service points, and 5 aces. Grace Fiorilla (6 aces) and Leilani Ehlers (5 aces) each had 9 service points, while Scarlett Dunn chipped in with 7 service points, 2 aces, and 4 kills. Lily Hoban added 3 service points, and Mya MacDonald had 4 kills.
SMS cruised to its second win of the day with another 2-0 sweep (25-15, 25-17) over Caravel.
Again it was Camryn Ehlers leading the way with 9 service points, 7 kills, and 3 aces. MacDonald had 4 kills and 4 service points. Fiorilla had 9 service points and 2 aces, while Leilani Ehlers contributed 5 aces, and Dunn added 5 service points.
In the finals, the Indians faced their toughest test of the season, but passed with flying colors thanks to a 2-0 win over H.B. DuPont. The sweep came with set scores of 26-24 and 25-17.
Camryn Ehlers had 10 service points, 8 kills, and 6 aces. Hoban came up big with 10 service points, 5 aces, and 2 kills. Fiorilla filled up the stat sheet with 5 service points, 5 kills, and 4 aces.
“It was a total team effort, and the desire to win from the team,” SMS head coach Sally Craig said of her team’s performance. “Our setters were Lily Hoban and Leilani Ehlers, who both did an outstanding job. We cannot have spikes and kills without them setting the ball for the hitters.
“It was a day of outstanding volleyball from the SMS team. They played as a team, communicating, moving, covering, digging up hard hits, and playing good solid volleyball. We couldn’t be more proud of them. They’ve worked hard, and deserve this honor.”
The SMS crew came home to face Delmar on Monday, Oct. 29, and continued it winning ways with a 2-0 (25-12, 25-12) win over the Tigers.
The Indians looked to put the finishing touches on a perfect season with a match with visiting Millsboro on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Results can be found on our Facebook page since it was played after Coastal Point press time.
Indians hammer Dover Central
Kinsley Hall scored three goals, while Kendall Cathell and Macy Blades each added two goals apiece in the Indians 8-0 win over Dover Central Monday, Oct. 29. Carley Topper scored the other goal for SMS, who saw assists from Cathell and Addi Jerns.
Maddie Neal faced no shots, and therefore had to make no saves. SMS worked its way to 10 penalty corners in the contest.
SMS splits a pair
Charlie Kilby scored three goals in the Indians’ 6-0 win over Milford last Wednesday, Oct. 24. SMS then dropped a 2-0 decision to Dover Central on Monday, Oct. 29.
For the season, SMS has an overall mark of 5-4 with two games left to play.
Indians remain undefeated
The SMS football squad posted another impressive win to continue their unbeaten run through the 2018 campaign.
The Indians beat Seaford 36-0 last Thursday, Oct. 25. They will close out the season on Thursday, Nov. 1, against Millsboro.
By Jason Feather