Friday, October 16, 2015
Volleyball Downs Millbrook on Senior Night, Kati Smith Collects 1500th Career Assist
Broughton honored their five seniors (Kati Smith, Katja Ehlers, Neely Whittington, Tiana Butler and Rachel Byrd) prior to Thursday's final regular season home game against Millbrook. (Photo: Greg Mintel)
Broughton (18-0, 13-0) defeated Millbrook 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17 in their final regular season home game. The Caps were led by Kalee Vanderhorst who recorded a season-high 22 kills (.474), 2 aces and 8 digs and Katja Ehlers who posted season-highs in kills (21) and blocks (4). Kati Smith notched a season-high 51 assists including her 1500th career assist in the first set of the evening. Grace Youngblood had a season-high 8 kills (.412) and 2 blocks and Rachel Byrd collected a season-high 7 blocks. Tiana Butler added 7 kills and 8 digs and Alden Willis had a season-high 14 digs. Holli Smith a team-high 3 aces and 6 digs.
The Wildcats (10-12, 5-8) jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set but the Caps went on a 24-14 run to claim the opening frame. Broughton won the second set after another shaky start and then found themselves trailing Millbrook 12-4 to begin the third stanza. The Capitals closed to 22-24 but couldn't quite close the distance. Broughton controlled the fourth set and eventually took a 24-13 lead before Holli Smith's ace ended the match.
Broughton travels to Sanderson (13-6, 8-5) on Monday (4:30/5:30) to close out the regular season.
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Broughton is ranked 42nd in the latest PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll (10/15). J.H. Rose is ranked 41st.
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Kati Smith dished out her 1500th career assist in Thursday's first set. (Photo: Greg Mintel)