Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball moved to 15-9 on the season Monday evening after outlasting visiting Rock Creek 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, and 26-24); the Lions dropped to 21-5 on the season. “Tonight was a great match against Rock Creek with both sides leaving everything out on the floor. I’m so proud of my team for the way they played together to pull out the win. Each set was very close with some of the longest rallies we have had this season. It was truly a battle back and forth for each point. Overall we had a decent night passing, and when we weren’t passing well Maddie Nuxoll, did a nice job of running down passes to put sets up for the hitters. We had several good defensive plays by our backcourt. In the fourth set, we found ourselves down 2-8, but everyone battled back and contributed for the win”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with 13 kills while Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 33 assists and 23 digs. Senior Molly Braunecker led the defense with 31 digs. “We look to bring the same intensity to our last home match for Senior Night, against Borden Tuesday night”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown JV team battled in the opener but fell to Rock Creek 1-2 (25-22, 24-25, & 6-15).
Category Archives: Volleyball
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball program will celebrate their nine Seniors Tuesday evening, in the CHS Sports Arena, between the Junior Varsity and Varsity games of their last home game hosting Borden. The Senior Ceremony will take place shortly after 6:30 pm. “These Seniors have been the backbone of Charlestown Volleyball. Their commitment and determination have helped turn the program around. These ladies are just some of the best people I know”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. During the tenure of these now Senior ladies, with the leadership of Coach Nuxoll, have brought the Charlestown Volleyball program out of years of one or two year victories to two years of nearly twenty win seasons. The Pirate Pride Booster Club encourages all of Pirate Nation to attend, honor, and say thank you to this very special group of ladies. Shown in the adjacent photo left to right (bottom row): Molly Braunecker, Chrissa Ledbetter, Sidney Goedeker, and Kiersten James. (top row): Maddie Nuxoll, Hannah Vincent, Sam Crace, and Kaia Reid. Not pictured is: Senior Team Manager Sam Tetrick. The night promises to be very emotional; as well as, prideful for all Pirate fans.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team improved to 14-8 & 4-4 MSC Monday evening after sweeping visiting Austin three sets to nil. Charlestown won 25-14, 25-8, and 25-14; as the Lady Pirates started and ended strong in a three set win over conference opponent Austin. “I was very pleased with our focus and control throughout the entire match. We were without one of our starters, but Sam Crace and Korea Tutt did an outstanding job of stepping up. All of our main hitters, Kaia Reid, Hannah Thibideau, Kiersten James, and Kayleigh Smith did a great job of making smart shots and finding ways to score. Maddie Nuxoll did a nice job of mixing up the sets and Hannah Vincent, Chrissa Ledbetter and Sidney Goedeker did a terrific job with passing and defense. Very proud of our play tonight and look to continue it in our conference match against Scottsburg on Thursday”, summarized Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Charlestown JV team was also successful versus Austin in the opener Monday evening, winning the best of three match 25-15, 24-25, and 15-13. Listen to the varsity game broadcast by going to www.CPPSB.com and clicking on the archived broadcast schedule.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (11-6 & 3-4 MSC) continued a busy week, playing for the third consecutive night in advance of Saturday’s Borden Invitational. Thursday evening the Lady Pirates earned an important conference victory by dispatching visiting Salem 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, & 25-23). “Overall, I was pleased with our performance tonight against our conference opponent. We played very well in the first two sets and played in control. Our offense played strong, despite Salem’s good defense, and continued to wear them down”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. During the second set, Sophomore Hannah Thibideau had a good serving run with 9 service points and Senior Kaia Reid had a ten point service run in the third set. Charlestown allowed Salem to come back in the third set, but hung on to finish the match. Senior Kaia Reid had a great night offensively with 15 kills; and was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting. Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 28 assists and Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 14 digs. “I hope we can carry this momentum into our tournament this weekend at Borden”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The CHS Junior Varisty squad evened their record at 6-6 by dropping their contest against Salem 0-2 (17-25, & 17-25). Follow CPPSB on Twitter for set by set updates on Lady Pirate play in Saturday’s Borden Invitational, a tourney Charlestown returns as the defending Champions.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball traveled to Lanesville Wednesday evening for a non-conference match with the Eagles. Charlestown (10-6) got it’s tenth victory of the season after sweeping Lanesville 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-12). “It was good to get a win tonight and have pockets of some solid performance. We started off slow and found ourselves down 13-16 before Senior Hannah Vincent came up to serve 12 straight points to help us win 25-16. The second set we just battled back and forth with them but were able to win the close set. The third set we were more in control and took an early 8-2 lead and was able to keep it. Hannah Vincent really stepped up and helped us with her serving having 20 service points on the night. Chrissa Ledbetter had some great hustle on defense and came up with some big digs. Molly Braunecker and Maddie Nuxoll also had a good defensive night”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.
Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with 17 kills and Nuxoll had 24 assists. “It been a long week but we will need to keep pushing forward for our third match of the week tomorrow against Salem”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown JV squad got their second straight win, improving to 6-5 on the season with a 2-0 win over Lanesville (25-20, & 25-19).
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball (9-6 & 2-4 MSC) hosted Eastern (11-6 & 4-2 MSC) in Mid-Southern Conference play Tuesday evening, in the CHS Sports Arena. The Lady Pirate suffered a setback loss to the Lady Musketeers in a 3-1 decision (25-17, 25-27, 18-25, and 16-25). “Tonight was a disappointing conference loss. We played well in the first set, but could not put the match away in the second. After the second set, we played tenative. I will give Eastern’s defense a lot of credit. They picked up everything and we got frustrated. We have to get better at mixing things up more effectively,” commented Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Charlestown’s offense was led by Senior Kaia Reid with 11 kills. Maddie Nuxoll had 27 assists and 10 digs. The defense was balanced with Chrissa Ledbetter, Molly Braunecker, and Hannah Vincent with 13 digs each. “We have a long week, so we will regroup and be ready to play Lanesville Wednesday”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown Junior Varsity squad flexed it’s muscle against Eastern, dominating their visiting counterparts, 2-0 (25-9, 25-7). Charlestown is at Lanesville Wednesday, and hosting Salem Thursday.
The Lady Pirate Volleyball team (7-4 & 2-3 MSC) traveled to Ramsey, Indiana Thursday evening for an important Mid-Southern Conference clash with the North Harrison Lady Cats. The night didn’t go as planned as Charlestown fell 1-3 to the hosts, to the tune of 17-25, 29-27, 7-25, and 20-25 in the best of five set match. “Tonight was a tough conference loss against North Harrison. We stuck with them in the first set and were tied at 16-16 and then we just completed fell apart and let them pull way. We started the second set the same way battling back and forth and was able to play tough until the end of the set to win 29-27. Instead of carrying the momentum over from that great win in the second set, we fell apart. We struggled some with passing and had several hitting errors. The third set may have been our biggest loss of the season so far. We came out slow in the final set, but was able to make it more of a match”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Charlestown Offense was led by Senior Kaia Reid, who recorded 11 kills; and Sophomore Hannah Thibideau, who added another ten. Thibideau also had five big blocks in the stat book. Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 15 digs and Senior Hannah Vincent was right behind her with 13 digs. The Charlestown JV also camp up short at North Harrison in the opener, falling 0-2 (22-25 & 16-25). “We enter a tournament this weekend with teams we have never played, so we will need to focus on our execution and what we are doing on our side of the court”, summarized Coach Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates will play in the Crawford County Round Robin Tournament against Springs Valley (9am), Mitchell (10am) and Crawford County (11am) Saturday at Crawford County High School. Crawford County is on Eastern Time, same as Charlestown.