With her right hand bandaged like a sledgehammer, senior all-stater Abby Phillips is still trying to take her Marion volleyball team to its first state tournament in her stellar four-year career as a starter.
The diminutive libero, an Iowa State recruit who holds the all-time Indian record for digs, hurt her hand diving for a ball at practice Oct. 10 but played six matches before seeing a doctor and realizing the hand was broken.
She’s missed seven matches since then and may not be able to return as Marion marches through the post-season
“Even on the bench she’s still an invaluable member of the team,” said Coach Roxanne Paulsen Thursday night after the Indians whacked Davenport Assumption 3-0 in a regional semifinal on Marion’s home court.
“It breaks our heart that she’s not on the court. But she continues to be a leader.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:50