WILMINGTON — Senior Kathryn Hardin had a kill on match point Tuesday as Wilmington defeated New Richmond in five sets in SBAAC American Division volleyball at Fred Summers Court.
Wilmington goes to 9-12 on the year, 3-7 in the American Division.
New Richmond is 4-17, 0-9.
Wilmington won the first meeting between the two schools in four sets at New Richmond.
Wilmington seniors Hardin, Mariah Knowles, Logan Osborn and Sami McCord were honored prior to the match.
“I can’t say enough about this group of seniors, Sami, Mariah, Logan and Kathryn,” WHS coach Jenna Persinger said. “They are the epitome of what our program stands for — servant leadership. They work hard and do things the right way, on and off the court. Their leadership as captains this year has set an example to our underclassmen and each of them brings something different to the floor. They will be missed next year.”
The Hurricane has played seven five-set matches this season. The win on Tuesday was the third of the year in five-set matches.
“I’ve affectionately named this group ‘five-set sisters,’” Persinger said. “Senior night was full of emotions. We started off a little slow coming off of that three-set win last night. New Richmond is a team that doesn’t give up and fights for every point, and they are young, they’re going to be a team to watch in the coming years. I am proud of our girls for keeping their composure and battling in the face of adversity throughout the match. They were able to finish strong to give our seniors one last win at home.”