2017-09-13 / Sports

AHS Volleyball Falls To Defiance, PH


Marli Cheney (6) spikes the ball with a Patriot going up to block. Cheney was 19-21 with three kills against Patrick Henry.– photo by Mario Gomez Marli Cheney (6) spikes the ball with a Patriot going up to block. Cheney was 19-21 with three kills against Patrick Henry.– photo by Mario Gomez Archbold suffered losses to Defiance and Patrick Henry last week to fall to 2-4, 1-1 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.

The Bulldogs (2-3) visited the Thunderdome, Tuesday, Sept. 5, and defeated Archbold in four games, 25-20, 25-18, 26-28, 25-14.

“We battled tonight and came up short against a very nice Defiance team,” said Jill Holdgreve, AHS head coach.

“Our passing was a difference maker for us. We struggled getting the ball to target with our passing, which put us in hard positions for attacking.

“In the same breath, our hitters have to do a better job of hitting out of system.

“We had some kids step up tonight when others weren’t having a great night. That’s the great thing about this team– we have defensive people to step in when needed.”

Patrick Henry visited the Thunderdome, Thursday, Sept. 7, and took home a 22- 25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-20, 15- 13 NWOAL win to raise its record to 6-3, 2-0 NWOAL.

“This was a great matchup between two great teams,” said Holdgreve. “It is a tough loss for us, especially being a league match.

“In the fifth game we were down 12-2 and fought back to 13-13. We had one off ball for PH to take the lead 14- 13, and they got the momentum to finish.

“The heart and desire that it took for our girls to focus on each point to fight back is remarkable. They could have easily said it’s over, but they didn’t.

“I’m proud of the fight that they had to come back. Heart will take us a long way in the end.”

Defiance def. AHS 25-20, 25-18, 26-28, 25-14

Attacks: Kayla Boettger 28-33, 5 kills; Elee Kammeyer 14-16, 4 kills; Macey Rupp 50-59, 16 kills; Kaitlyn Beck 8-11, 1 kill; Marli Cheney 12- 14, 2 kills; Brooke Aeschliman 36-47, 5 kills. Team: 163-200, 33 kills.

Serving: Boettger 12-12, 2 aces; Taylor Miller 22-22, 1 ace; Gabby Nafziger 13-13. Team: 82-83, 6 aces.

Digs: Boettger 11, Rupp 10, Miller 19, Aeschliman 20. Team: 87.

Setting: Nafziger 81-81, 18 assists; Aeschliman 48-49, 11 assists. Team 155-156.

JV: Defiance def. AHS 17-25, 25- 9, 25-19.

Freshmen: Defiance def. AHS 25- 19, 25-23.

PHHS def. AHS 22-25, 25- 19, 20-25, 25-20, 15-13

Attacks: Boettger 30-40, 6 kills; Kammeyer 20-21, 6 kills; Rupp 63-69, 19 kills; Beck 16-20, 5 kills; Cheney 19-21, 3 kills; Aeschliman 32-38, 6 kills. Team: 200-229, 47 kills.

Serving: Boettger 13-14, 2 aces; Rupp 20-21, 2 aces; Blair Bucklew 17-19; Miller 13-14; Nafziger 15-15, 3 aces; Aeschliman 19-20, 1 ace. Team: 102-108, 9 aces.

Blocks: Rupp 4. Team 7.

Digs: Boettger 17, Rupp 20, Bucklew 16, Miller 24, Aeschliman 18. Team: 121.

Setting: Nafziger 75-79, 20 assists; Aeschliman 95-98, 24 assists. Team 205-214.

JV: PHHS def. AHS 25-13, 25-18.

Freshmen: AHS def. PHHS 23-25, 25-15, 25-23.

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