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Lady Eagles earn conference victory

September 27, 2013

Sydney Willson of Columbia City taps the ball over the net as two New Haven players attempt to block. The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bulldogs Thursday in a three-set match. Post & Mail photo / Brett Myers

COLUMBIA CITY — Its coach said it wasn’t the most effective performance, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team came away Thursday with a Northeast Hoosier Conference win against New Haven.

The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Bulldogs 25-21, 25-16 and 25-21 for the three-game sweep.

According to Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen, her team had a marathon week, which contributed to Thursday’s performance.

“We have had seven matches in six days,” she said. “So, it wasn’t pretty. We didn’t play our best, but it’s a conference win.”

With the NHC victory, the Lady Eagles are now 2-1 in the league. Overall, Columbia City has a 16-3 record.

New Haven mixed its offense up in several ways, and this allowed the Lady Bulldogs to keep Columbia City guessing.

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