Greenwood volleyball sweeps Indian Creek

<p>The Greenwood volleyball team is getting hot at the right time.</p>
<p>The Woodmen used excellent passing and communication to sweep visiting Indian Creek in three straight sets, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19, in the first round of the annual Johnson County tournament on Wednesday.</p>
<p>The win sets up a rematch between the Woodmen and Franklin, who defeated Edinburgh on the Lancers’ court. It was also the sixth straight match the Woodmen have won, improving their record to 16-10.</p>
<p>“We beat (Indian Creek) earlier this year, but it’s nice to always come back and beat them again,” Greenwood coach Amanda Ratliff said. “We came out strong and we were ready to do what we were supposed to do.”</p>
<p>Ratliff was not kidding, as the Woodmen were never seriously challenged in the first two games.</p>
<p>Greenwood had jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the first game, more than enough to keep Indian Creek down. Game two was the same old story, despite a slower start for the Woodmen.</p>
<p>Indian Creek showed signs of life in the third game, keeping close until the Woodmen got a run and closed out the contest.</p>
<p>Woodmen senior Megan Johns was cited by Ratliff for her strong play.</p>
<p>“Megan has been consistent for a while,” Ratliff said. “She’s had some strong serving, lots of aces and good play in the front row and back row.”</p>
<p>The Braves, meanwhile, couldn’t build off the momentum of Tuesday night’s win against Brown County. They could never sustain a big rally and were caught flat-footed at times during serves.</p>
<p>“The problem was we weren’t getting passes,” Indian Creek coach Andi Ferris said. “We also looked slow.”</p>
<p>Tori Iaria and Korrah Martin each had four kills for the Braves (3-16).</p>
<p>Greenwood meanwhile, hopes to continue its win streak and perhaps pull off an upset of a difficult opponent in Franklin.</p>
<p>“We’re excited to go into tomorrow,” Ratliff said. “We’re definitely having a good run. We’re excited to see what we can do and we’re going after them.”</p>