In two hotly contested matches, Lawrenceburg outlasts Batesville to win the evening.From Coach Shelly Prickel: The Batesville JV team suffered their first loss of the season in a heartbreaking defeat to Lawrenceburg falling 25-24, 25-24. Defensive specialists, Lily Abplanalp and Maggie Walsman were the top servers earning 7 and 6 points respectively. Kelsey Shupe was 24/26 in attacks with an impressive 8 kills. Margaret Weisbrod earned 4 kills in the front line. The team is now 8-1.In the varsity match the rivalry continued in a nail biter of a scrappy game which saw lead changes, point runs, adversity and timely executions. We took the first two sets in extra points even after being down 5-0 in set one and trailing for the first 14 points in set two. What took the wind form our sails was the lady tigers court savvy. They executed on timely tips, dumps and well placed balls which took the wind form our sails at key moments. They find ways to stay in control even when we were keeping them out of system with our serving. Once again our defense was keeping us in every set of the match. We remain a hard team to beat, and when we gain a warm execution in transition and offense, instead of our current hot/cold; we will be tough! Its a matter of leaning how to finish…We will take some well needed extended practice days until we play again on Tuesday September 5th @ Rushville. First swings for JV will be @ 5:00pm with Varsity to follow.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.