The Lady Shiners took on JCD in the opening match of the sectional Tuesday night, October 10th. Abby Wallace started the game off by taking the Shiners on a 12-0 run with her aggressive serving, and the team never looked back.
They won in 3 sets. 25-12, 25-16 and 25-20.
Leading the way was Abby Wallace serving 23/23 with 5 aces, Sydney Bostic with 19 digs, Danyka Groover with 15 kills and 8 blocks and Caroline Stapelton with 100 % setting and 28 assists.
The team moved on to play South Decatur in the semi-final round of the sectional on Saturday, October 14th. The Lady Shiners split two regular season match-ups with the Cougars with both teams winning on their home floor. Rising Sun was unable to shake off a poor start and fell to South Decatur in four games, 25-27, 18-25, 25-23, 17-25. The Lady Shiners finished the season 11-18 with everyone returning next year except for all-ORVC setter Caroline Stapleton, who will be sorely missed.