More than 300 people packed the gym at Minford to show their support for the Susan G. Komen Volley for the Cure campaign and got more than their monies worth.
The home crowd helped a good cause but left disappointed after Valley rallied from a two-set deficit to win 14-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-8 on the road.
Jordan Arbaugh led Valley with 18 kills, one ace, 19 digs and two blocks and Courtnie Merritt had 16 kills, 12 digs and three blocks.
“The first two games we were just dead and Minford was on,” said Valley coach Teresa Alvelo. “In game three, we started to wake up and games four and five, my girls just dominated the net.”
Megan Spriggs had seven kills and Brittany Hoover had nine digs and Brittany Coleman and Tiffany Lockwood added 12 of their own. Cassie Holcomb had 27 assists.
For Minford, Kelcie Coburn had nine kills and seven blocks and Jacklyn Brisker added 33 digs and four aces.
We jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the match,” said Minford coach Todd Cron. “That was due to some great net play by Coburn and (Brittany) walk. We had excel floor coverage... Games three,four and five there was definite shift in momentum.”
Emily Donahoe had 11 assists and 17 digs and Walk contributed seven aces and three kills.
Record - Minford 8-7 (6-4). Valley 10-3 (8-2).
West def. Oak Hill 25-12, 25-22, 25-14
West defeated non-county rival Oak Hill in three games. The Lady Senators beat the Lady Oaks 25-12, 25-22 and 25-14.
Tara Welch had 22 kills, three blocks and 10 digs. Taylor Messer added 10 kills and 25 digs. Cassie Erlenwein had 12 kills, 22 assists and eight digs while Anna Brown contributed 11 kills and six blocks. Casie Carver had 18 assists.
“The girls played well tonight,” West assistant coach Matt Payton said. “We were really aggressive at the net and they cut down a lot on mistakes.”
Record - West 5-10 (2-7)
Eastern Pike def. Notre Dame 25-9, 26-24, 25-17
Notre Dame forced Eastern Pike into extra points in the second game of their match but still fell in three games. Chelsi Scaggs had seven kills and nine digs and Rachel Staker added eight kills. Mary Polen contributed seven kills and Courtney Rowe had 27 assists.
“I was very pleased at our passing,” said Eastern Pike coach Janet Day. “That's where it all starts, putting the ball to the setter.”
Chrissy Glockner had five kills for the Lady Titans. Kate Sand had three kills and Liz Stevens had two. Kristen Clausing had two aces and one kill while Jeanne Estep had three kills.
Record - Notre Dame 5-10. Eastern Pike 12-4 (9-1).
New Boston def. Green 25-8, 25-14, 25-12
Ginger Horsley and Kelsey Toft combined for 15 points and Horsely added seven aces as New Boston beat Green in three sets, on Volley for the Cure night. Horsley also added 17 assists. Kayla Wiley had 34 good passes and Katie Williams contributed eight kills.
They just played a good game,” said New Boston coach Stephanie Craft. “The girls were really excited tonight. It was our Rally for the Cure night.”
Record - New Boston 12-3 (7-3)
South Webster def. Northwest 25-13, 25-15, 25-9
Molly Roark had eight kills, seven digs and 15 points and seven aces and Kayla Maynard added 10 points and six aces as South Webster improved to 11-1 on the year. Erin Sherman did her work at the net, getting 14 kills and three blocks and Erin Moore added three kills and four blocks.
We did a really good job tonight of coming out and playing great. We did a great job on the front row with the blocks,” said South Webster coach Darcee Claxon.
Aarika Holback had 15 assists, Breanna Rawlins had three kills and Kasey Roth added 11 digs.
Record - South Webster 11-1 (8-1)
Waverly def. Wheelersburg 16-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23
Mackenzie Gullion had 12 kills and Jordan Clark added nine as Waverly evened its record in the SOC II with a win on Thursday. Rachel Lacy had 23 assists and seven points and Brooke Hoskins had 20 digs.
Record - Waverly 6-9 (5-5)
Clay def. Western Pike 25-21, 25-15, 28-30, 25-12
Mallory White had 21 points and Chelsie Thomas had 20 points and 57 good passes and Megan Burchett added 17 points for the Lady Panthers in a winning effort. Katie Keaton had 15 points and Cami Groves had 21 kills and seven blocks. Sarah Castle had 66 good sets. Katie Wheeler had eight kills.
Record - Clay 13-2 (9-1 SOC)
Minford 3, Clay 1
Keenan Havens, Cody Warren and Trent Phillips all scored in the second half as Minford upended Clay at home on Thursday. Philips and Havens assisted on each others goals. Duncan Jordan had 10 saves.
“I'm just glad that they played a better second half,” said Minford coach Theresa Havens. “They got more focused and got the job done.”
Clay 1 0 - 1
Minford 0 3 - 3
First Half - 1. Clay; Schulten (una.) 8:44.
Second Half - 1. Minford; Havens (Phillips) 34:40, 2. Cody Warren (una.) 32:09. 3. Phillips (Havens) 13:17.
Shots on Goal - Minford 29. Clay 14.
Saves - Jordan 10. Oliva 13.
Record - Minford 7-3-3.