Through the first eight SVC matches this season, Huntington had been
pushed to the five-set limit four times and four times the green and white
survived with wins. Tuesday night Westfall pushed Huntington to the limit
and this time the Lady Huntsmen were unable to come out on top as
Westfall captured the road victory 26-24, 21-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11.
With the match tied 1-1 and the third set at 14-14, WF scored four
straight points to grab control of the match at two games to one.
Huntington battled back in game four jumping out to early leads of 8-5,
16-11, and eventually 20-15 which led to a game four win to force a
In the deciding set Huntington sophomore Megan Fultz came out swinging
recording three of her team-high 16 kills in the early going to give
Huntington an early 5-2 advantage. Westfall battled back to take a 7-6
lead and from that point WF would never trail again; however, the set
would be tied at 9-9.
Haley Gabriel found a hole in the Huntington defense as she recorded a
kill to give WF a 10-9 advantage. Suzy Gantz then recorded one of her
match-high 25 kills to stretch the lead to 11-9. On the next volley, setter
Hannah Gabriel was forced to take the first ball off a block. Gantz then set
back to Hannah and the sophomore delivered a kill to put the Mustangs
up three. After the two teams traded points to make it 13-10, it was Gantz
and then Fultz who traded kills to make it 14-11. On match point, it was
once again Gabriel to Gantz to complete the marathon victory.
Hannah Gabriel had missed some time recently due to injury and the
Westfall, 5-1 offense had a much better flow with their leader back in the
lineup. Hannah not only had 36 assists, but she also recorded 19 digs. Her
return also allowed sister Haley to move back outside where she had 14
kills and 15 digs. Gantz continues her fine junior season as the
middle-hitter stuffed the stat sheet once again with 25 kills, 4 blocks, and
14 digs. Nicole Ratcliff added 23 digs.
For Huntington, following Fultz's 16 kills was Alex Johns with 15 kills.
Paige Milner dished out 13 assists while Madison Vickers and Taylor
Shewalter each had 12.
The win edges Westfall closer to the second-place spot as Huntington
(7-2) still holds a one game lead over Westfall and Unioto who both stand
|#11 - Hannah Gabriel
By Shayne Combs, SVCsportszone.com
|AROUND THE SVC
Adena's streak hits 51
Unioto and Southeastern win as well
The Lady Warriors needed only three sets against Zane Trace to record #51 in a row Tuesday night. The
win also leaves the Adena seniors just five wins shy of becoming the first class in history to never lose an
In other action, Unioto got 13 kills and 14 digs from Katelyn Jinks and 19 assists from junior setter Kenly
Stidham as the Lady Shermans defeated Paint Valley in straight sets.
Southeastern also picked up its second league win of the season with a four-set victory over Piketon. For
the Lady Panters, Olivia Arledge had 13 kills and 4 blocks. The serving of Merrilee Dresbach produced
14 points with four aces. Setter Kaitlin Duarte dished out 27 assists and Catherine Dresbach had 10 kills.
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