Osgood Journal Sports
October 23, 2007

Milan Lady Indians claim second straight sectional title

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

The Lady Indians captured their second straight volleyball sectional title in front of home fans at the Milan High School gym on Saturday night, October 20. Though this was their second, it was the first time a Lady Indian team reached a sectional championship status back to back, in the school's history of girls' sports
Sectional #44 at Milan opened on Tuesday evening, October 16, with a match between the Hauser Lady Jets and the Southwestern Hanover Lady Rebels. This was the first year that the Lady Jets had been placed in the Class 2A tournament bracket.

The Lady Jets took out the Lady Rebels in three of four games match by scores of H 22-25 SC, H 25-18 SC, H 25-21 SC and H 25-22 SC.

Round two of the Milan held sectional began on Thursday, October 18 with the Milan Lady Indians battling the Switzerland County Lady Pacers. The Lady Indians quickly disposed of the Lady Pacers in three straight games to take the match. Game scores were Milan 25-7, 25-9 and 25-8.

The second match of Thursday's venue posted the South Ripley Lady Raiders against the North Decatur Lady Chargers. The Lady Chargers won in three straight games by scores of 25-23, 25-3 and 25-18.

Saturday, October 20 matches began with the Hauser Lady Jets contesting the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers. (The Lady Tigers had drawn the bye). The Lady Jets posted game victories in the first two games of the match at 25-18 before taking game three for the match at 25-8.

The Milan Lady Indians met the North Decatur Lady Chargers in their match to determine the competitor for the championship match against the Lady Jets.
Milan fell in game one of the match by a score of 20-25, but bounced back to take the following three games by scores of 25-7, 25-14 and 25-18.
The championship contest between the Milan Lady Indians and the Hauser Lady Jets got underway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20.

The Lady Indians and the Lady Jets exchanged scores of 25-20 in the first two games of the match. The third game was held by the Lady Indians with a score of 25-18. However, game four went to the wire and beyond, with the Lady Jets eking out a 27-25 win.

Tied in the match at two games each, a fifth and final game to 15 points would decide which team would evolve as the champion to play in the Knightstown Regional on Saturday, October 27.

The Lady Indians squeezed off the win with a 15-7 final score. As the repeating defending champion, they had set new marks for girls athletic achievements for the Milan High Schools girls' programs.

A bused trip around town with a fire department and rescue escort followed the Lady Indians cutting down of the volleyball centercourt net, which led to a pep rally in honor the team.

The Lady Indians will face the Lady volliers from Shenandoah in the second match of the Knightstown Regional on Saturday, October 27. The first match at 11 a.m. will be between Muncie Burris and Heritage Christian.

Above, Coach Terry Wullenweber joyfully addresses the pep rally following the '07-'08 Lady Indian Sectional #44 Championship victiory.

Indians celebrate Sectional Win!