Southern stops Lady Lancers in four sets

Alex Hawley

September 11, 2013

STEWART, Ohio — Back-to-back.

The Southern volleyball team won its second straight game Tuesday night with a four set triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Federal Hocking.

The Lady Lancers won the opening set of the night by a count of 25-16, but the Lady Tornadoes (3-3, 3-2 TVC Hocking) answered and took the second set 25-18. Southern took the lead after a 25-17 victory in the third set and the Purple and Gold closed out the win with a 25-22 win in set four.

The SHS service attack was led by seniors Jordan Huddleston, who had 14 points, and Katie Jenkins, who marked nine. Celestia Hendrix had eight points, libero Ali Deem added six, followed by Marlee Maynard with four and Madison Maynard with two.

Jansen Wolfe paced the Lady Tornadoes with 13 kills, followed by Hendrix with 11 and Madison Maynard with nine. Huddleston and Darien Diddle each marked four kills, and Baylee Hupp rounded out the SHS net attack with three kills. Jenkins led the Purple and Gold with 16 assists, followed closely by Marlee Maynard, who had 15.

Defensively the Purple and Gold were led by Deem with 19 digs. Wolfe finished with a team-high four blocks on the night, while Madison Maynard had four and Hendrix added two. Hupp and Diddle each marked one block in the triumph.

The Federal Hocking scoring was led by Andrea Russell, who marked 10 points. Ashton Cale finished with seven points, Makayla Williams had seven, while Megan Thompson and McKenzie Steele each had five. Tess Kamody rounded out the FHHS scoring with one point.

The Lady Tornadoes will look to sweep Federal Hocking on October 1st, when the Maroon and Gold visit Racine.