Batesville splits with Lawrencebug in a long heartbreaker of a night.From JV coach Shelly Prickel: The JV Lady Bulldog volleyball team made their last home match count with a commanding 25-21, 25-19 victory over EIAC rival Lawrenceburg. Monica Gerstbauer was the team leader from the service line earning 7 points including an ace while connecting on all 13 of her serves. She also set up a formidable offensive attack with 21 assists on 47 set attempts. Kelsey Shupe continued her dominance in the front line with a team high 10 kills, while fellow outside attacker, Anna Bauer, notched 7 kills to help secure the win. Lily Abplanalp and Maria Weisbrod were solid in the back row with 6 and 5 digs respectively. The team will travel to East Central to vie for the EIAC Conference Tourney Championship on Saturday to conclude their season. The ladies have worked hard for their 18-2 record.Varsity: L-burg won 25-16, 21-25, 25-16, 18-25, 16-14. The varsity match had everything an avid fan could ever want: point runs, lead changes, hotly contested plays and five sets that went extra innings. Each team had their own ups and downs. While it is a loss,we have been focusing on our end goals and that is a sectional run. There can be no doubt that the sectional is not a give’me for anyone. We continue to be a hard team to beat and that was evident tonight. We lost composure in the last points and it cost us the set, but our fight never stopped. These girls are learning through the school of hard knocks and will only benefit from there struggles. #11 Jenna Ertel finished with 23 digs and 30 receptions. #7 Kylie Laker had 19 assists, 5 aces and 11 digs, & Morgan Meyer had 19 kills & 19 digs.We are in competition at the Brebeuf pre-state invitational on Saturday starting at 9:00 against silver creek. The JV will play same time at the East Central EIAC Conference tourney.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.