|Division III Regional Championship at Logan
|First set scoring
|AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR
Lady Warriors heading
to the Final Four
The Adena Lady Warriors pulled out a first-set win in one of the
best sets of volleyball you will ever watch, and then used the
momentum to cruise to a straight set win. In that first game,
Alexander jumped out quickly forcing Laura Smith to use both of
her timeouts in the early going. As Adena got back in the set, it was
Alexanderâ€™s turn to use timeouts to break the momentum.
Finally, Alexander broke a 23-23 tie to setup set point; however,
Adena answered to tie it back up at 24-24. The two teams repeated
this seesaw scoring allowing Alexander to have five opportunities to
end the set. Adena survived all five bringing the set to another tie at
28-28. At this point, it was Adenaâ€™s turn to score first as the
two teams started to seesaw again. Like Adena, Alexander was
successful in surviving two set points, but with Adena up 31-30,
Adenaâ€™s Kelsey Bielanow took advantage of an Alexander
overpass to give the Lady Warriors the 32-30 first-set victory.
The wild win set the tone for the rest of the regional championship.
Sets two and three were all Adena as the Lady Warriors punched
their ticket to Dayton with a 32-30, 25-18, 25-18 win.
For Adena, Bielanow led the way with 13 kills. Olivia Arledge
continued her great play on the backside producing nine kills. Kirsti
Yates gave her typical heart-and-soul effort recording 12 digs and
four kills while fellow senior Allison Morgan added seven kills.
Quarterbacking the balanced Adena attack was setter Hannah
Halcomb. Halcomb had 38 assists, eight digs, and a pair of aces.
Rounding out the production for Adena, Jenny Grigsby had seven
digs and three kills, Cara Coy recorded 10 digs, and Logan Bowdle
had nine digs and an ace.
Adena advances to the Final Four where they will meet the winner
of Gilmour Academy and Smithville. The state semifinal match is
at Wright State this Friday with a start time slated for noon.