Eastern topples Lady Tornadoes in straight sets

Alex Hawley

September 18, 2013

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The streak continues.

The Eastern volleyball team won its 39th consecutive league match Tuesday night, with a straight set victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division rival Southern, at ‘The Nest’.

The Lady Eagles (12-1, 7-0 TVC Hocking) cruised to a 25-11 victory in the opening set but Southern (4-5, 4-3) answered back and took a 12-to-9 lead in the second set. Eastern rallied back to take the 25-19 victory in set two. A tightly contested third set that saw 11 ties eventually went the way of the Green and Gold, with EHS taking the 25-19 victory and the match.

The Lady Eagles service attack was led by seniors Katie Keller with 12 points and Jordan Parker with 11. Erin Swatzel and Maddie Rigsby each had seven points, while Kelsey Johnson and Lindsay Wolfe each marked four. Parker had three aces, while Keller had two.

Senior Katie Jenkins led Southern’s scoring with 10 points in the match. Madison Maynard added four points, followed by Celestia Hendrix with three and Hannah Hill with two. Ali Deem and Marlee Maynard each had one point to round out the SHS service attack. Jenkins had two aces for the Lady Tornadoes, while Hendrix, Hannah Hill, Madison Maynard and Marlee Maynard each had one.

The EHS net attack was led by Parker with seven kills, followed by Rigsby with five. Swatzel and Johnson each had four kills, while Keller marked one in the victory. Parker led the way with 26 digs, followed by Rigsby with 23. Lindsay Wolfe had a game-high 19 assists for the Lady Eagles. The net defense was led by Parker and Keller with four blocks apiece, followed by Swatzel with two.

Southern’s net offense was led by Hendrix with five kills, followed by Jansen Wolfe and Jordan Huddleston with three apiece. Baylee Hupp and Darien Diddle each had a pair of kills, while Deem, Madison Maynard and Haley Hill each had one kill. The SHS defense was led by Wolfe with one block and Deem with 15 digs. Marlee Maynard’s nine assists led the Purple and Gold, followed by Jenkins with seven.

These teams will meet again on October 8th in Racine.