blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Volleyball Sweeps Leesville Road

Friday, September 18, 2015

Volleyball Sweeps Leesville Road

Photo Gallery: Photographer Liz Condo’s coverage from the Broughton Capitals and Leesville Road Pride in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Broughton won the match 3-0.
Kati Smith (7), Katja Ehlers (11) and Tiana Butler (4) celebrate (Liz Condo/N&O)

Broughton (10-0, 5-0) handed visiting Leesville Road (7-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season 25-12, 26-24, 25-19 last night in Raleigh.  Kalee Vanderhorst collected a match-high 16 kills (.609) and 7 digs and Katja Ehlers piled up 15 kills (.357), 2 blocks and 7 digs.  Rachel Byrd added 5 kills (.556) and a match-high 6 blocks and Tiana Butler posted 3 kills (.600) and 9 digs.  Kati Smith tallied 34 assists, 2 aces and 8 digs and Holli Smith chipped in 2 aces and 6 digs.  Grace Youngblood had 2 kills and 5 blocks and Alden Willis picked up 3 digs.

The Caps jumped to a 6-1 lead to begin the match and a kill by Katja Ehlers stretched the margin to 14-7.  Broughton closed the set with an 11-5 run.  Broughton took a 10-7 lead in the second stanza on a Holli Smith ace and two kills by Ehlers pushed the advantage to 18-11.  The Pride roared back to tie things up at 24-24 before two kills by Kalee Vanderhorst ended the set.  A kill by Ehlers gave the Capitals their first lead at 7-6 in the third frame. The hosts then went on 15-6 burst punctuated by an ace by Kati Smith at 22-12.  Tiana Butler's kill sealed the win after Leesville Road had closed to 24-19.

The Capitals travel to Millbrook next Tuesday before returning home to face Sanderson next Thursday.

Ehlers’ strong start lifts Broughton past Leesville Road in volleyball showdown

Photo Gallery: Leesville Road at Broughton volleyball - 09.17.15

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