The Freshmen team played Richmond tonight, while the Varsity and JV took on EIAC foe Rushville.From Coach Trenkamp: ‘Tonight the freshman Lady Bulldogs defeated Richmond in 3 close games. Serving is what got us the 2 wins along with positive attitude and hustle. We were able to dig the ball and make some good hits. Serving us up was 12pts 6aces was Brayleigh Patterson. Digging in the back with coverage all over was Sophie Lee. We played games 1 & 2 with 6 girls and game 3 with 8. Scores were 25-18, 22-25, 15-14.’From Coach Prickel: ‘The Batesville JV volleyball team earned a much needed conference win vs. Rushville in convincing fashion. Scores were 25-12, 25-18. Grace Sarringhaus paced the team with 9 service points, while Nikki Fox added 7 points including 3 aces. Katie Bedel was aggressive with 7 kills in 16 swings, while Fox had 5 kills in only 8 attempts to lead the front row attack. Kerigan Haskamp and Shelby Westerfeld each earned a stuff block. Grace Laudick helped the team with 18 good digs from her Libero position.’In the varsity match the lady bulldogs showed little signs of weakness. The girls played a complete game, minimized their errors and played with a relaxed sense of urgency. We will have to polish some of that up moving forward, but it was a good/needed win (25-6, 25-16, 25-8). We had multiple hitters over .400 for the first time this season and our hitting percentage as a team was .321. #20 Hattie Westerfeld lead the team in points scored with 15 kills, 7 aces and 2 stuff blocks. Right behind her was #5 Macy Prickel with 10 kills and five aces. #11 Jenna Ertel held down the court defensively with 1/3 of the digs on the night, she had 11 of the 33 team digs.The JV & Varsity teams will travel to Jennings County on Thursday for a 6:00pm JV start time.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.