The Archbold volleyball team, ranked 10th in Ohio in Division III by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, upped its record to 19-1 with three victories last week.
The Streaks started the week with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 Northwest Ohio Athletic League win over Delta, Tuesday, Oct. 2.
AHS and Evergreen are tied for the league lead at 6-0. The Streaks host the Vikings, Thursday, Oct. 11, in Archbold’s final regular-season game.
Archbold traveled to Start, Saturday, Oct. 6, to play a trimatch with Rossford.
The Streaks beat Rossford 25- 15, 25-18, and, after losing the first game to Start, came back to win 22-25, 25-12, 25-16.
AHS Def. Delta 25-19, 25-23, 25-19
After tying the score at 7, Delta went on a five-point run for a 12-7 lead that was stopped by a Lauren Kern kill.
AHS came back, and Dani Newman tied the score at 14 with a kill. After taking a 20-14 lead, Adi Lange ended the first game with a kill.
The Streaks started strong in the second game, taking a 6-3 lead. Delta tied the score at 9.
Emily Snyder and Lange teamed together for a crowdpleasing block for a 22-20 lead. Stacy Wyse served an ace to take the score to game point, 24-20. Snyder scored the gamewinning point as she spiked the ball down for a kill, 25-23.
Kern served an ace to start the third game. Delta scored the next point, but didn’t score again until the Panthers were down 10-2.
The closest the Panthers got after that was a five-point defi- cit.
Match point was won by AHS when Delta hit the ball out of bounds.
“This was a good league win for us,” said Julie Nofziger, AHS coach. “We knew their defense was going to bring everything back, but they struggled getting their offense going.
“We served aggressively tonight, which I believe played a big role for our win.”
The AHS junior varsity won 25-20, 20-25, 25-13.
AHS Def. Rossford 25-15, 25-18
“We were able to put a lot of nice things together,” said Nofziger. “Our hitting, serving and serve receive all were on for this match.”
Streak seniors Lange, Laura Wyse and Dani Newman led the team in perfect serve reception. Newman hit nine of Archbold’s 19 kills.
The Archbold JV won 25-16, 25-16.
AHS Def. Start 22-25, 25-12, 25-16
“We were a little slow getting started against Start,” said Nofziger. “They attacked well the first game, and we weren’t able to get many good swings.
“In the second and third games we served more aggressively and played better defense.”
Kern, S. Wyse and Lange served seven of the team’s nine aces. Newman again came out strong, hitting 19 kills. Lange put down 14.
The AHS JV beat Start 25- 23, 25-6.