Panthers' Johnson Earns All-Tourney Honors

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Litchfield captured seventh place in the eight-team Civic Memorial Eagles Fall Classic at Bethalto on Oct. 16. The host school Eagles defeated Roxana to claim the championship title. Carlinville upended Carrollton for third place and Alton grabbed fifth place over Metro East Lutheran.

Named to the all-tournament Team were junior Blair Johnson from Litchfield and senior Jill Stayton from Carlinville.

Playing out of Pool A, Litchfield dropped their first match 25-17, 25-19 to the Alton Redbirds and it was a sign of things to come as the Panthers just couldn’t capture the same mojo that carried them to wins over Metro-East Lutheran and Vandalia last week.

Next up in pool play for Litchfield was Roxana and the Shells rolled to a 25-15, 25-12 straight set win which set the stage for a rematch against a familiar foe, the Cavaliers from Carlinville. The Cavies were up for the challenge as they handed the Panthers a 25-21, 25-17 match loss. 

The two teams met in regular season play on Sept. 23 in Litchfield and the three setter went the way of the Panthers by scores of 25-16, 27-29, 25-17. The Cavaliers entered Saturday’s match-up with a loss to Roxana and a win over Alton before taking the decision over Litchfield.

In their final match, Litchfield clashed with Brussels from Pool B. The Panthers lost the first set 25-23 to the Raiders but rebounded with a 25-20 second set win to send the match to a shortened 15-point decider. In the third set, Litchfield prevailed 16-14 to claim seventh place in the fall classic.

Now 9-13 on the year, Litchfield will close out the final week of the regular season with conference games at home against Greenville on Oct. 19 and Hillsboro on Oct. 20. On Monday, Oct. 25, the Panthers open up regional play in Carlinville against Hillsboro

October 16 at Bethalto

Civic Memorial Eagles Fall Classic

Pool A: Alton, Carlinville, Litchfield, Roxana 

Pool B: Brussels, Carrollton, Civic Memorial, Metro East Lutheran

Match #1

Alton 25 25

Litchfield 17 19

Litchfield Statistics

Serves In/Out: Annika Rhodes 9/0, Emma Walch 6/0, Carlee Harmon 5/0, Johnson 5/2, Gina Painter 4/0, Kendall Stewart 4/0. Aces: B. Johnson 2, E. Walch 1, C. Harmon 1. Attack Attempts/Kills:  A. Rhodes 14/5, B. Johnson 12/5, C. Harmon 4/2, G. Painter 3/2, K. Stewart 2/1, E. Walch 4/1. Blocks: C. Harmon 6, K. Stewart 2, B. Johnson 2, A. Rhodes 2, E. Walch 1. Assists: E. Walch 10, Ashley Hickerson 5. Digs: B. Johnson 6, A. Rhodes 5, E. Walch 5, Amy Frerichs 2, C. Harmon. 1, A. Hickerson. 1, K. Stewart 1.

Match #2

Roxana 25 25

Litchfield 15 12

Litchfield Statistics

Serves In/Out: Annika Rhodes 10/0, Emma Walch 6/0, Carlee Harmon 4/0, Gina Painter 3/0, Blair Johnson 1/2, Kendall Stewart 1/1. Aces: E. Walch 1, B. Johnson 1, A. Rhodes 1. Attack Attempts/Kills: C. Harmon 6/3, A. Rhodes 12/2, B. Johnson 10/1, K. Stewart 3/0, G. Painter 4/0, E. Walch 1/0. Blocks: C. Harmon 3, G. Painter 3, K. Stewart 3, B. Johnson 1. Assists: E. Walch 5. Digs: Amy Frerichs 6, A. Rhodes 3, B. Johnson 3, E. Walch 2, Ashley Hickerson 1.

Match #3

Carlinville 25 25

Litchfield 21 17

Carlinville Statistics

Service Points: Ella Walker 11, Addie Ruyle 8, Catie Sims 7, Isabella Tiburzi 4, Jill Stayton 1. Aces: E. Walker 1, I. Tiburzi 1, A. Ruyle 1. Kills: J. Stayton 10, E. Walker 6, I. Tiburzi 3. Assists: I. Tiburzi 16.

Litchfield Statistics

Serves In/Out: Annika Rhodes 10/0, Kendall Stewart 10/1, Carlee Harmon 5/1, Blair Johnson 3/3, Emma Walch 2/1, Gina Painter 2/1. Aces: B. Johnson 2. Attack Attempts/Kills: B. Johnson 15/7, G. Painter 3/3, E. Walch 5/2, A. Rhodes 9/0, C. Harmon 7/0, K. Stewart 1/0. Blocks: E. Walch 3, C. Harmon 3, B. Johnson 2, G. Painter 2, K. Stewart 2. Assists: E. Walch 7, Ashley Hickerson 3. Digs: Amy Frerichs 5, A. Rhodes 5, B. Johnson 5, K. Stewart 2, C. Harmon 1.

Seventh Place Match

Litchfield 23 25 16

Brussels 25 20 14

Litchfield Statistics

Serves In/Out: Annika Rhodes 15/0, Emma Walch 13/0, Carlee Harmon 10/3, Taylor Brakenhoff 7/1, Gina Painter 4/0, Kendall Stewart 3/1, Madisyn Bremerkamp 2/1, Blair Johnson 1/2. Aces: A. Rhodes 4, E. Walch 2, C. Harmon 1. Attack Attempts/Kills: B. Johnson 26/14, A. Rhodes 13/4, C. Harmon 7/1, K. Stewart 3/1, T. Brakenhoff 3/1, E. Walch 1/0. Assists: E. Walch 15, Amy Frerichs 1. Blocks: C. Harmon 2, K. Stewart 1. Digs: A. Frerichs 13, A. Rhodes 8, E. Walch 4, K. Stewart 4, B. Johnson. 3, Ashley Hickerson 1.

Record: Litchfield (9-13).

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