The Class 4A No. 5 Franklin volleyball team still boasts an unblemished record.
Bringing all their firepower to the Bollinger Athletic Complex, the Grizzly Cubs swept Trinity Lutheran 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 Thursday evening.
“I felt like our girls played pretty dominant,” Franklin coach Roxanne Chapman said. “We did what we were supposed to do. They were pretty talented, but we’re doing a great job with a lot of girls contributing. We have a nice mixture of young and old; I like it.”
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The Grizzly Cubs (5-0) took an early 11-3 lead in the first set, winning seven straight points on serves from Alyvia Sundheimer before the Cougars (3-1) called time at 20-11.
Back at the line, Sundheimer served up four winning points before a kill by Kabria Chapman closed the opening set.
Trinity kept it within three points at the start of the second set until Sundheimer had a pair of kills and Brooke Phillips added an ace to put the Grizzly Cubs up 16-10.
The Grizzly Cubs won five straight points to go up 21-12, and went on to win the set on a Cougar error.
After tying the third set at 9-9, the Grizzly Cubs took five straight behind the service of Brooklyn Peddycord and didn’t trail at any point the rest of the way.
Phillips finished with 25 assists, Peddycord totaled nine digs and Isabell Mahin slammed 11 kills to top the Grizzly Cubs.
Chapman is pleased with how Franklin has played to start the season.
“I think the girls are pretty positive,” she said. “We’re waiting for a good game to see where we stand, like Center Grove or Avon. I think that will show us what we need to work on, but we’re doing pretty well.”