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The Collins volleyball team’s resurgent season came to an end Monday night.
Two-time-reigning champion North Oldham swept the Titans, 3-0, in the first round of the 8thRegion Tournament at Simon Kenton.
The 13th-ranked Mustangs dispatched Collins, 25-14, 25-14, 25-15, to end its fourth season, which saw a 7-victory improvement from 2012.
“It’s been a great year,” said Titans Coach Cary Clark, whose team finished his first year 18-10. “There’s no doubt our future is bright and better volleyball [is] to come at Collins.”
The Titans lost to an Oldham County team for the third time in the first round of the region tournament in three appearances, having fallen to South Oldham in 2010 and Oldham County in 2011.
North Oldham (25-9), which won the region in 2011 and 2012, held Collins to 15 or fewer points in all three sets.
In the first set junior MiChaela Stoudemire led the Titans’ offense with three kills, and junior Koti Weaver led the defense with five digs. Junior setter Keri Perdue recorded five assists.
In the second set sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Fow led the way with three kills, and Weaver tallied five more digs.
In the third set Fow and junior Macayla Martin led the offense with two kills apiece, and Perdue had five more assists for Collins, which had a 57.9 serve-receive percentage in the set.
For the match Fow topped the Titans with six kills, and Stoudemire added five. Meanwhile Weaver led the way with 14 digs, and freshman Blair Nethery recorded seven. Perdue paced the team with 15 assists.
North Oldham plays 18th-ranked Simon Kenton (28-8) at 6:45 p.m. in the region semifinals, and a rematch of last year’s region title match.
Shelby County faced 16th-ranked Oldham County Tuesday night in another first-round match.
8th Region Tournament
At Simon Kenton
North Oldham d. Collins, 25-14, 25-14, 25-15
CHS stats: Lindsey Fow 6 kills; MiChalea Stoudemire 5 kills, 4 digs; Keri Perdue 15 assists; Koti Weaver 14 digs; Blair Nethery 7 digs.
Simon Kenton def. Carroll County 25-7, 25-10, 25-5
Shelby County vs. Oldham County
Eminence vs. Walton-Verona
North Oldham (25-9) vs. Simon Kenton (28-8), 6:45 p.m.
Shelby County-Oldham County winnervs. Eminence-Walton-Verona winner, 7:45 p.m.