ST. LEON - East Central volleyball moved to 2-0 on both the regular season and in Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference play, cruising to a 3-0 win over visiting South Dearborn Thursday, Aug. 16.

Varsity Lady Trojans posted game scores of 25-6, 25-17, 25-12 behind 13 kills on a perfect 18-18 attacking by returning conference MVP Mack Ewing.

"It was a good game for us," said EC head coach Cassie Laker. "The girls played hard and were willing to take risks and try new things we had been working on at practice the night before.

"We didn't always execute those things, but they were willing to try and push themselves to do it better each time. That's what I was looking for in this match."

Junior Brilan McCory heated up for eight kills in 18-20 attacks, while Molly Gregg added six kills in 9-9 spike attempts and Bailey Grunkemeyer put away five on 10-13 attacks.

McCory, Gregg and Ashley Dudler marked three service aces each, Dudley on a team-best 17-18 at the line.

Gregg and McCory contributed 14 assists each with perfect passing performances, with Gregg 37-37 and McCory 25-25 setting.

Dudley was 7-7 in serve receptions and 7-7 in defensive digs, both for team highs, while Emma Ertel and Ewing posted one block assist apiece.

SD's Lady Knights were led by six kills in 12-13 attacks by junior Jaelyn Lows. Hannah Halbig notched seven assists on 29-30 ball handling chances and was 18-21 in serve receptions. Darcy Rose added 9-11 defensive digs.

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