Senior night at Southeast High School was a bit rough for the Lancers and the Colgan Panthers, who both fell in their matches against visiting Notre Dame de Sion.

Senior night at Southeast High School was a bit rough for the Lancers and the Colgan Panthers, who both fell in their matches against visiting Notre Dame de Sion.

The real excitement of the night came from the Southeast and Colgan matchup, with both teams closely rallying back and forth. Colgan started the set with a kill from Mariah Klenke, and added another from freshman Katie Kolarik. The Lancers took the lead with an ace from Christine Bone, and kills by Amy Martin and Tessa Robin. 


An ace from Kolarik tied the score at 7-7, where the Panthers were then able to take the lead. Kolarik added two more aces in that run, giving her three total against Southeast. Freshman Cori Koehn also added a kill during the run, giving her two kills and one block kill total. 


Southeast finally took the lead back at 16-15 with a kill from Martin, who had four total. The Lancers added to their lead with an ace from Christine Bone and one kill apiece from Shiloh Blockburger and Tessa Robin. 


The Lancer offense looked a lot better against Colgan, who had a hard time making plays out of hits from Bone, Blockburger and Robin. 


"They did really well," Southeast head coach Maya White said of her girls. 


The Panthers were able to gain one more kill from Koehn and an ace from McBride, but never regained the lead and lost the set 25-21. 


Coming off the first set win, the Lancers allowed Colgan to lead by only one point early in the game. After a Colgan error tied the score 3-3, Southeast took and kept the lead for the rest of the night. Bone added an ace to a Martin kill, but errors on both sides kept the spread within four points up until game point. Southeast won the second set off a kill by Martin, ending the game 25-20. 


Bone led the night with five kills and three aces, while McGuire had two kills and three aces. 


In the early game Tuesday night, the Lancers' defense was no match for Sion, who hit through the block and found holes in Lancer territory. Sion took the first set 25-10. 

Southeast gained a few points in the second set with kills from Olivia Powell, who had 4 total against Sion, and defense at the net by Christine Bone, who led with 4 blocks and one ace. Powell also had 7 digs, and Bridget McGuire had 10. It wasn't enough to hold Sion, who ended the set 25-12. 


"We kind of had a rough night tonight," White said Tuesday night, "but overall they did pretty well." 


Colgan had the same luck when they faced Sion, losing the first set 25-10. The Panthers gained their first two points off Sion errors, but were then held at those two points while Sion put 12 more on the board. Sion's Megan Bohannon had a long run at the service line, including 5 aces on the Panthers. 


Colgan junior Katelyn Flood started the second set with a pair of aces, which helped the Panthers keep up with Sion. 


At 5-5, a kill by Lexie Johnson allowed Sion to take control of the game, who took an unanswered eight point lead. Panther junior Mariah Klenke ended the Sion run with a much needed kill from the middle. Colgan libero Amanda McBride also had back to back aces against Sion, who took the second set 25-14. 


Southeast and Colgan both start substate action on Saturday.