TWO-OUT-OF-THREE
Two of the Sweet 16 spots in this year’s
volleyball state tournament belong to the Scioto
Valley Conference. Saturday’s SVC
tripleheader at Athens High School started with
straight set wins for Adena and Westfall, but the
nightcap saw Huntington fall in straight sets to
Alexander.

In the first match, Adena made quick work of the
Lady Buckeyes from Nelsonville York. The 25-11,
25-11, 25-12 win was result of some sharp passing
and well-placed hitting from the Warriors. Adena
dominated the net in this match as Olivia Arledge
recorded 12 kills and eight blocks. Kelsey Bielanow
also had 12 kills. Defensively, Cara Coy led the way
with 19 kills. Jenny Grigsby recorded nine digs as
well as seven kills.

In the second match, Westfall arguable played its
best match of the year. The Lady Mustangs enjoyed
great balance in their 25-19, 25-14, 25-23 win over
Wheelersburg in Saturday’s district title match.
Alex Phillips had 12 kills, Olivia Cobb had nine kills,
Olivia Beavers recorded seven kills and Haylie Joyce
added six kills. The big key to the balance came in
Westfall’s good serve receive (44-of-51 as a
team) and Hannah Gabriel’s great decision-
making (29 assists, 6 kills).

In the final match of the night, Alexander eliminated
Huntington from the tournament. The Lady Spartans
won it in straight sets 25-17, 25-16, 25-17. The
overall speed of the Alexander offense made it
difficult for Huntington to ever establish their fine
middle hitters. Jackie Kellough had 12 kills and a
pair of blocks for Huntington while teammate Megan
Fultz had nine kills and 13 digs. Paige Danner also
had 12 digs.

The SVC teams remaining – Adena and Westfall â
€“ will now go opposite of one another in regional
play. Thursday night at Logan High School, Westfall
will meet the state’s top ranked team in
Tuscarawas Valley, and Adena and Alexander will
battle in the nightcap. The two winners will return to
Logan two days later to play for a spot in the Final
Four.
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