|Division III Regional Semifinal Volleyball
|Adena beats Alexander to
advance to Elite Eight
|Top-ranked Tusky too tough for Westfall
Tuscarawas Valley entered Thursday night with a perfect record and a top-ranking in the Division III
State Poll as Westfall simply ran into a very good opponent in the regional semifinal round. Tusky Valley
beat Westfall in straight sets 25-19, 25-9, and 25-16.
Westfall senior setter Hannah Gabriel recorded seven kills and 16 assists in her final game. Classmate
Haylie Joyce had 11 digs. At the net, Olivia Cobb and Alex Phillips both finished with nine kills.
In the second game, Adena had control of its match from start to finish. The Lady Warriors defeated
Alexander 25-21, 25-16, 25-22.
Adena enjoyed great balance led by their two usual top hitters in Olivia Arledge and Kelsey Bielanow.
Olivia Arledge finished with 17 kills while Kelsey Bielnow added 13 kills. This was all made possible by
some great back row passing. Cara Coy led the two-shade blue with 25 digs. Jenny Grigsby added 19
digs. Cadie Cory dished out 36 assists. Logan Bowdle also played an outstanding match as she recorded
seven kills and 10 digs.
Adena will return to Logan on Saturday to play Tusky Valley for the right to represent the southeast in
next week's Final Four. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.