The Piqua volleyball team will take a 2-0 record into tonight’s GWOC North road test with Tippecanoe.
The Lady Indians rallied in the third set to take control over Vandalia-Butler and win 25-23, 12-25, 25-22, 25-15 in the GWOC North opener Tuesday.
Vandalia dropped to 0-2 overall.
“While it felt like we were on a rollercoaster, we were able to bounce back after the second set loss and pull out the win,” Piqua coach Liana Michael said. “The maturity of the upperclassmen really shine through as they held the underclassmen accountable.”
A kill by Haley Michael and wide return of Tylah Yeomans serve had given Piqua a 22-15 lead in the opening game, before Vandalia rallied to tie it at 23-23.
A Vandalia serve that went long made it 24-23 and Savanah Hulme had a kill to finish it.
The second set was a struggle for Piqua from the start.
A kill by Michael got Piqua within 12-9, before Vandalia finished the set on a 13-3 run to win 25-12.
In the third set, Vandalia led for most of the set.
A kill by Michael on Yeomans serve evened it at 17.
Vandalia again took the lead, before a Yeomans kill on Michael’s serve tied it at 21.
A net foul and two hitting errors by Vandalia put Piqua up 24-22, before Kelsey Magoteaux finished things off with an ace.
Piqua took control from the start in the fourth set to finish things off.
Magoteaux served six straight points, including a tip and a kill by Yeomans, to give Piqua an 8-2 lead.
An ace by Kamy Trissell put Piqua up 10-4 and a net foul and ace by Yeomans made it 13-5.
A kill by Hulme and a tip by Michael on Lauren Williams serve made it 16-7.
Hulme added a block and an ace by Magoteaux and kill by Yeomans gave Piqua a 20-11 lead.
A Taylor Cavender kill made it 21-12 and Piqua finished it off from there.
“Coming off two wins and our first conference win, we are going to slow things down a bit in practice (Wednesday) to prepare of our road match with Tipp (Tippecanoe) on Thursday.”
Yeomans pounded 16 kills in the match, while Navie Garber and Hulme each had a stuff block.
Williams dished out 35 assists and Magoteaux had 30 digs and three aces.
fall to Tigers
The Covington volleyball team lost 25-9, 25-17, 25-12 to defending D-IV state champion Jackson Center Tuesday.
“We preformed well in set 2 — we need to bring that effort every time we take the court,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “Raquel Kessler from Jackson Center provided most of the Tigers offense, I feel Olivia Mohler did a good job of slowing her down in sets 2 and 3, but we just did not capitalize.”
Legend Patty had five kills, one ace, one block and 11 digs; while Breanna Kimmel had four kills, one ace and seven digs.
Makenna Gostomsky had three kills, two aces and seven digs; while Lindsey Kimmel dished out 12 assists.
Lauren Christian served two aces.
Covington will host D-III regional qualifier Anna on Monday. First serve for JV will be 5:30 p.m.
The JVs lost to Jackson Center 25-11, 25-10.
The Covington junior high split two matches with Fairlawn.
The seventh grade won 25-14, 25-13. The team had 15 aces and six kills.
The eighth grade lost 25-12, 18-25, 25-16.
The team had five aces and 14 kills.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton volleyball team defeated Northridge in its home opener 25-12, 25-10, 25-14 Tuesday.
BRADFORD — Bradford was swept in non-league play Tuesday, falling to Riverside 25-13, 25-16, 25-13.
Bianca Keener had eight kills, an ace and two blocks, Macie Reck had an ace and 14 digs, Cassie Mead had a kill and seven digs and Hannah Fout had 10 assists.
Bradford travels to Parkway Thursday.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen volleyball team beat Russia 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18 on Tuesday.
Jenna Cordonnier had 19 assists and five digs for the Raiders (1-1), while Cameo Wilson had five kills and Laurissa Poling had six kills. Whitney Pleiman led the Raiders with 20 digs while Ashley Scott had eight.
fall to Rangers
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville beat Houston 25-4, 25-11 and 25-16 on Wednesday night.
Alyssa Kemp had six digs and six assists and Olivia Bowser had eight digs for the Wildcats. Sarah Monnier had five digs and two kills, while Hannah Bixler had five digs and one kill.