Lady Pirate Volleyball Takes Care of Business at Austin

Lady Pirate Volleyball won its seventh straight on the road Monday evening, taking care of business at MSC rival Austin.  Charlestown topped the Lady Eagles 3-1 (25-12, 13-25, 25-19, and 28-26) with one conference contest remaining; Thursday at Scottsburg.  “Tonight was a great conference win for us.  Austin has a good team that always comes ready to play, and I’m glad we stepped up and decided to play too”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The Lady Pirates are now 13-9 and 6-2 in conference.  Charlestown got off to a good start in the first set behind the serving of Chrissa Ledbetter; who had 10 service points in a row to build a good lead.  Austin made some errors in serving in the first which also helped the Lady Pirates take set one.  In the second set, Austin made fewer mistakes and the Lady Pirates struggled with passing allowing the Lady Eagles take a 6-0 lead, then a 13-25 set win.  Play remained pretty tight in the third set, but Ledbetter and Hannah Vincent both had some serving runs that helped Charlestown edge out the Eagles 25-19.  “The fourth set was close the whole way.  The girls just dug deep and played aggressive until the end.  I’m proud of the way they were able to pull out the win in the fourth set instead of taking it to five”, added Coach Nuxoll.  Emalee Craven led the offense with 14 kills and Kaia Reid was a close second with thirteen.  Maddie Nuxoll helped the offense with 36 assists; Ledbetter had 16 service points, 1 ace, and led the defense with 26 digs.  “I’m glad we have a little bit of practice time before our rematch with Scottsburg on Thursday”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The Junior Varsity fell to Austin 0-2 (11-25, and 14-25).  Thursday’s contest at Scottsburg will be broadcasted live by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting on, Junior Varsity is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm and varsity immediately following at approximately 7:15 pm.