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Pettisville Volleyball Wins Two, Ready For Rematch With Edon




Lauren Frey digs a spike in Pettisville's first BBC contest with Edon on Sept. 23. The Blackbirds won the first match in five games, so Edon will be out for revenge in their second matchup. The two BBC rivals are both 8-1 in the league and play tomorrow, Thursday, in the Bird Cage at PHS for the conference championship.– photo by Mary Huber

Lauren Frey digs a spike in Pettisville’s first BBC contest with Edon on Sept. 23. The Blackbirds won the first match in five games, so Edon will be out for revenge in their second matchup. The two BBC rivals are both 8-1 in the league and play tomorrow, Thursday, in the Bird Cage at PHS for the conference championship.– photo by Mary Huber

The rematch is set.

The Pettisville volleyball team raised its record to 17- 2, 8-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference with two BBC victories last week.

The Birds are ranked 17th in Division IV in the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches weekly poll.

PHS and Edon, who is 16th in Div. IV, lead the BBC with identical 8-1 records. The two rivals battle for the conference crown tomorrow, Thursday, in the Bird Cage at PHS.

Pettisville won the first matchup, 23-25, 25-21, 18- 25, 25-21, 15-10, at Edon on Sept. 23.

“The Edon match should be very exciting,” said John Horning, PHS head coach.

“The girls will be very motivated and excited, and so will Edon. Both teams will come to play, and the team that will win is the one who will execute their game plan the best.

“Our goal will be to play our game, win the serve/ serve receive game, play well offensively and defensively at the net, play scrappy defense in the back row, and win the long volleys with strong strategic play.”

The Birds opened the week, Tuesday, Oct. 5, with a 25-7, 25-13, 25-18 victory at Fayette. They finished the week with a 25-17, 25-22, 25- 13 win over North Central.

“We were happy with the wins last week vs. Fayette and North Central,” said Horning. “Those wins were necessary to make the match with Edon mean something.”

PHS Def. Fayette
25-7, 25-13, 25-18

Laura Rupp served six of the team’s 19 aces, while Stacey King served four and Lauren Frey, three. As a team, PHS was 72/74 in serving.

Katie Yoder had eight kills. Stephanie Yoder and Natalie Hubby each had seven. The team was 55/68 in attacks, including 28 kills.

Hubby had four solo blocks. S. Yoder had two and Kylee Garcia, one. Tessa Yoder was 26/26 in setting, while Rupp was 24/25.

The PHS junior varsity won 25-18, 25-6.

PHS Def. NC
25-17, 25-22, 25-13

K. Yoder had 18 of the Birds’ 42 kills. S. Yoder had seven; Hubby had six. Rupp and Garcia each had five.

Hubby served two of the team’s six aces. As a team, PHS was 64/75 in serving.

Rupp was 31/34 in setting; T. Yoder was 31/33.

The PHS JV team upped its record to 9-0 in the BBC with a 25-16, 25-16 victory.

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