EAST LIVERPOOL — Beaver Native volleyball confirmed dominance up entrance and swept Indian Creek on Monday evening, 25-14, 25-23, 25-17. The Beavers’ Elizabeth Kolkowski was a pressure as she posted 10 kills and two blocks. Teammate Kodi Kinsey had 19 digs and Emma Joseph tallied 18 assists to go together with 5 digs.
“I feel it’s primarily our setters getting us the ball. They’re actually good at that. They’re permitting us to get these kills,” Kolkowski stated. “We weren’t tipping the ball as a lot.”
It appeared like regardless of the rating or the scenario, the Beavers managed to maintain their poise and reap the benefits of holes within the Indian Creek protection.
“I really feel like we positively have a robust offensive assault, however clearly that’s led by our defensive passes. I really feel like one profit to our program is we have now a robust assault from the precise facet and at our center positions,” Beaver Native head coach Sarah Lowe stated. “I really feel like we’re arduous to key in on, as a result of we have now so many attackers up entrance who’re efficient.”
The Beavers (8-1) did have a tricky time placing away the Redskins (4-2) within the second set and it wasn’t a lot simpler within the third. Indian Creek stored it shut by way of many of the set and with the rating tangled up at 16 apiece, Beaver Native went on a 9-1 run to finish the sweep.
Kolkowski stated the ultimate set was simply what the physician ordered.
“It bought our momentum up and our power up,” Kolkowski stated. “It helped us win.”
She added that this victory was “a very good sport to assist us get into the Buckeye 8 championship.”
Indian Creek did get 5 kills from Tori Robertson and Jordan Hiles had 11 digs. Lowe stated one of many targets was to maintain the ball away from Hiles.
“Indian Creek at all times comes at us with considered one of their greatest video games of the season,” Lowe stated. “Their libero is excellent she is among the greatest. She will be able to cowl that total backcourt. She’s operating that again line and crossing over gamers to get the ball.”
Regardless of having a pleasant rivalry on the courtroom, the Beavers and Redskins have developed a bond off the courtroom.
“They’ve two very robust entrance row hitters in Olivia Wukelic and Carley Penner. Each are actually efficient gamers. Our ladies play loads with them within the offseason. So not solely are they rivals, however their mates,” Lowe stated.
A giant point of interest for the Redskins can be to get extra hits offensively.
“I feel we had been getting our passes. Different individuals stepped up, however in our entrance row we have now to get our kills,” Indian Creek head coach Molly Wilson famous.
She added that the circulation of the sport was one thing her group wasn’t accustomed to.
“That is positively the quickest paced sport that we’ve had, because the starting of the season,” Wilson stated. “It’s a very good studying expertise. They had been swinging round our blocks. We simply need to have our again row ladies standing on the strains prepared to regulate.”
The Redskins will attempt to rebound with their subsequent two video games approaching the highway. They are going to face Catholic Central on Wednesday.
In the meantime, the Beavers will attempt to lengthen their three-match successful streak at Edison subsequent Monday.
In JV motion, Beaver Native topped Indian Creek, 25-15, 25-11. Beavers’ Becca Buchheit had 5 kills and Madison Lowe had three aces and 4 digs. Shaylon Mackall added three kills and 5 assists.
• Beaver Native has received eight straight units.
• Indian Creek hasn’t performed a house match since August 26 versus Harrison Central and received’t till subsequent Tuesday in opposition to Oak Glen.
• The Beavers have 4 of their subsequent 5 matches at dwelling.