Noll Falls in Volleyball State Finals
November 9, 2013 – Top-ranked Providence swept its way through this year’s Class 2A volleyball state tournament defeating unranked Hammond Bishop Noll, 25-18, 25-15, 25-20, in the final match at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena.
It was the first volleyball state championship for Providence (36-4), a school of 492 students in Clarksville, Ind. just north of Louisville, Ky. It was the school’s seventh appearance in the state finals and comes on the heels of last year’s runner-up finish in this match.
After losing its fourth match of the year on Sept. 25, Providence swept through its final 17 opponents, 44-0.
Taylor Wilson led Providence with 14 kills in the match followed by Haley Libs with 11. Wilson was in on seven blocks while Libs led all with 15 digs. Patricia Mattingly led the Pioneers with 33 assists. Bishop Noll’s Carly Cappello led the Warriors with 14 kills.
Terri Purichia guided the Pioneers to the school’s best season with only three seniors while the future also looks bright for the young Bishop Noll squad with only four seniors on its roster. The Warriors were the only newcomer to this year’s state championship matches and finished 30-10 under head coach David Rodriguez.