The Archbold volleyball team captured third place at the Golden Spike Invitational at Springfield High School, Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Streaks opened the tourney by defeating Clay 25-19, 25- 12. AHS lost its second match to Edison, 14-25, 23-25. The Streaks then captured third place by defeating Bellevue 25- 13, 25-22 in the consolation fi- nal.
Dani Newman, a senior, was voted to the all-tournament team. She was 64/69 in hitting with 21 kills, 18/19 in serving with one ace, and had 30 digs.
AHS hosted Defiance, Tuesday, Sept. 18 in a non-league match. AHS defeated the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-16, 25-8.
The Streaks are 11-1 on the season.
AHS Def. DHS 25-15, 25-16, 25-8
Defiance served first, but served out, which set the tone for much of the game.
Dani Newman spiked the ball hard on the next play for a kill.
A long rally took place at 4-1. The point went into the Streaks’ favor after Stacy Wyse hit an overhead kill.
Dani Newman’s kill at 13-9, followed by a Lauren Kern ace, gave AHS a 14-9 lead, forcing DHS to call a time-out.
After Wyse and Dani Newman double-blocked a Defiance attack at 16-13, the Streaks went on a seven-point run. Adi Lange smacked the ball down to take the score to game point, 24-13. Wyse served an ace to win 25-15.
While Defiance scored the first point of the second game, the next three points went to AHS due to Defiance’s mistakes.
Emily Snyder tipped the ball for a point and Lange spiked the ball for another, raising the score to 7-2.
A Defiance player got in the net at 12-5, and the Streaks scored another five points before Defiance stopped the run.
Kern played smart, hitting a roll shot right in a DHS hole for a 23-15 advantage. The second game was won 25-16 because of Bulldog errors.
Dani Newman started the third game with an uncontested kill at 2-1. The Blue and Gold hit the ball out at 3-2, but then went on a 12-0 run.
A Devin Newman kill took the score to match point, 24-6.
DHS scored the next two points, but Dani Newman put the game away with a kill to win 25-8.
Archbold won the junior varsity contest 25-9, 25-14. Golden Spike AHS Def. Clay 25-19, 25-12
In their first match the Streaks missed only two serves out of 50. Wyse led AHS with three aces.
Kern and Dani Newman led Archbold in digs, with 12 and 10, respectively. Dani Newman had seven kills; Lange had five.
Edison Def. AHS 25-14, 25-23
The Streaks almost caught Edison in the second game, but fell short.
Serve reception was a problem because of Edison’s excellent servers. The Streaks only passed 75 percent of the serves (31/41).
Wyse was 41/41 in setting. Dani Newman had five kills and was 22/23 in attacks.
AHS Def. Bellevue 25-13, 25-22
Serve reception improved greatly for AHS (28/29), and the Streaks were 47/50 in serving.
Dani Newman led all spikers with nine kills, followed by Lange and Kern with five each.
Archbold had 20 touches when blocking Bellevue’s front line.
Individual stats for the tournament:
Kern: 25/29 hitting, nine kills; 36/39 serving, three aces; 25 digs; 21/22 serve reception.
Lange: 46/53 hitting, 12 kills; 16/17 serving, one ace; 19 digs.
Laura Wyse: 13/13 serve reception.
S. Wyse: 40 assists; 157/158 setting; 24/25 serving, three aces.
Deena Cowell: 6/6 serving. Devin Newman: 19/19 serving, one ace.