Must Win!
Two one-loss teams were
trying to stay within
reach of unbeaten Adena
Thursday night, and in
the end, the Lady
Mustangs rolled to a win!
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Thursday night was a battle for
second-place in the Scioto Valley
Conference and in many ways it
could have been considered a â
€œmustâ€� win for both Unioto
and Westfall. With Adena moving
to 6-0 with their win over
Southeastern, the Lady Shermans
and the Lady Mustangs both were
in need of a win to stay just one
back of the Lady Warriors in the
standings.

Westfall entered playing really
well of late while Unioto entered
following a sluggish performance
at Huntington Tuesday night. To
Unioto’s credit, the purple
and gold did come out with a
much higher energy level
Thursday night, but an extremely
focused Westfall team used an
early 6-0 run in game one to open
up a comfortable lead that
resulted in a 25-14 first-set
victory.

The second set looked as if
Westfall was going to pull away
again, but with Westfall leading
21-17, Madison Davis and her
Unioto squad came alive. Davis
recorded three kills in the next
four points to tie the set at 21-21.
Unioto’s Sydney Coman then
delivered an ace to give Unioto a
22-21 advantage. Westfall’s
Olivia Cobb then answered with
one of her match-high 14 kills to
notch things up at 22-22. Haylie
Joyce then finished the deal with
three straight serving points – a
run that started and ended with an
ace for the 25-22 second-set win.

Unioto had early control of game
three. Unioto’s Hannah Miller
recorded an early kill for a 9-4,
Unioto lead, but following a
Unioto service error, Westfallâ
€™s Hannah Gabriel started to
take over the set. Gabriel
produced six straight points
including an ace and several other
tough serves that made it tough
for Unioto to get any sort of
attack. The two teams then
started to trade points. In fact the
set saw ties on the scoreboard at
11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, but when
Westfall scored to go up 16-15,
Unioto would never lead again as
an Alex Phillips kill would
eventually end the straight set win
for Westfall with a 25-18 game
three final.

The win moves Westfall to 5-1 in
the league and 5-1 overall. Unioto
drops its fourth straight match as
they fall to 4-2 in the SVC and 6-
4 overall. The two teams end first-
round play Tuesday when
Westfall travels to Piketon and
Unioto visits Adena.

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FROM TONIGHT’S
MATCH
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