Warriors just one win shy of Final Four
Picture submitted by Bill Pettiford
Two-time SVC Player of the Year
Cadie Cory dished out 25 assists in
Wednesday night's straight-set win
over Huntington.
Adena def. Huntington
25-12, 25-20, 25-19
unofficially for Adena
Cadie Cory (A): 25 asts, 2 blks, 2 kills, ace
Michelle Ackley (A): 18 digs
Olivia Arledge (A): 12 kills
Jenny Grigsby (A): 7 kills, 12 digs, ace
Bridgette Scaggs (A): 6 kills, blk
Bethany Delong (A): 2 kills, blk
Logan Bowdle (A): 2 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces
Cara Coy (A): 11 digs, ace
Jenna Hutton (A): 10 digs
unofficially for Huntington
Alayna Lytle (H): 24 digs
Jackie Kellough (H): 6 kills, blk, 12 digs
Zoey Zickafoose (H): 6 kills, 3 blks, ace
Paige Danner (H): 5 kills, 6 digs
Layne Beasley (H): 2 kills
Halie Ingram (H): 16 asts, 11 digs
Taylor Blankenship (H): 8 digs
The Scioto Valley Conference was well represented Wednesday at Logan as Adena and Huntington
faced off for the third time this season with a spot in the regional championship on the line. The SVC
champion Lady Warriors were extremely sharp early and then held off some better play from Huntington
in games two and three as Adena rolled in straight sets 25-12, 25-20, and 25-19.

The match started with three straight kills from Olivia Arledge. Huntington did get with one at 5-4, but the
serving of Adena’s Logan Bowdle started to set the tone as the Lady Warriors went up 10-4. After a
Huntington point, Adena scored eight of the next nine points to break it open on its way to a 25-12
opening set win.

The second set was more of the same in the early going. Adena continued to use tough serving to force
some Huntington errors. Coach Tina Magill tried to stop the Adena run early with a timeout at 7-3, but
Adena’s run continued scoring nine of the next 12 points to lead 16-6. This time Huntington
responded. Alayna Lytle was able to utilize a tough serve to help Huntington take the momentum for the
first time in the match. The Lady Huntsmen fought themselves all the way back to within five at 23-18, but
following a Coach Laura Smith timeout the Lady Warriors were able to finish the deal 25-20.

Even though Huntington’s late second-set run did not end in a win, it did help sway some momentum
entering the third set. Huntington jumped out to a 7-5 advantage, but beyond the scoreboard, it just
seemed like the Lady Huntsmen were starting to become the more aggressive team. To Adena’s
credit, the Lady Warriors did manage to withstand the Huntington run, and with Adena leading 16-15, the
Lady Warriors delivered the final knockout punch with four straight points. Huntington did get within three
at 22-19 on a Zoey Zickafoose block, but three straight points from Adena including back-to-back Cadie
Cory to Bridgette Scaggs kills clinched the win.

A big difference in the match came in the service game. Adena served eight aces while Huntington only
had one, but beyond this statistical category, the Adena serve also produced several free balls from
Huntington in the first two sets. This was also evident in the final total of kills. For Huntington, the two
middle hitters – Zickafoose and Jackie Kellough – both finished with just six kills. For Adena, Cory
dished at 25 assists to lead a balanced attack that was led by Olivia Arledge with 12 kills. Jenny Grigsby
added seven kills and 12 digs.

Now standing between the two-shade blue and the Final Four is Bloom Carroll. The Lady Bulldogs
defeated the defending regional champion Tusky Valley 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-14. Adena and Bloom
Carroll will play for the regional championship at Logan on Saturday at 2 p.m.