In the South Webster Jeeps home match against the Portsmouth West Senators last Tuesday night, Jeeps senior libero Hannah Spergin recorded her 1,000th career dig at the varsity level. Spergin is the first player ever from South Webster High School to record this feat.
Jeeps head coach Darcee Claxon praised Spergin’s work ethic necessary for this achievement, “Hannah is a critical member of our team. She has been a difference-maker the entire season, making great defensive plays every match. She is a hard worker and a great teammate. Her accomplishment is a reflection of her work ethic.”
Heading into their final week of play regular season play prior to the beginning of sectional and district play, South Webster has a record of 13-7 with a 7-5 record in SOC II play. When seedings were announced on Sunday for the Division III postseason play, the Jeeps were seeded as the 7th seed in the Waverly 2 district.
In their opening game of sectionals, South Webster is set to square off against the 10th seeded Piketon Redstreaks who are entering their final week of regular season play with a record 6-13. The match between Piketon and South Webster is set to take place on Tuesday October 16th at 6:00 p.m. at South Webster High School. If the Jeeps are able to win that contest, they will face the winner of Huntington and Portsmouth West on Saturday October 20th at 4:00 p.m. for a spot in the district semi-finals.
Claxon knows that some of the factors of the match are out of her teams’ control, but she is focused on preparing her team on the factors that they can control, “We are preparing for tournaments the way we prepare for every match, by working on becoming a more consistent team that is able to finish plays. In volleyball, there are a lot of factors that are out of our control, but we can always control our work ethic, our ability to be good teammates, and our desire to be disciplined players. Those are the things we continue to work on.”
Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at [email protected], or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT