Rebs sweep Pirates for second win
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 AM
Southwestern's volleyball team swept Charlestown in straight sets on Tuesday to pick up its second victory of the season.
DIGGING DEEP: Southwestern’s Skyla Judkins digs a ball low the ground (above, 6) as teammates Jordyn McNally (4) and Brittney Ralston (5) await the pass during a recent match while Ralston (below) hammers a kill. Southwestern swept Charlestown in straight sets on Tuesday for its second win of the season. (Courier file photos by David Campbell)
The Rebels won by three consistent scores of 25-10, 25-14, 25-14.
Brittney Ralston had six kills on 12-of-16 hitting, a block, three digs and eight aces on 13-for-15 serving; Skyla Judkins had seven kills on 14-for-15 hitting and added eight digs; Kelsi Brierly had 13 digs and went 17-for-17 serving with five aces; Madison Coles had seven kills on 16-for-20 hitting and added two aces on 11-for-12 serving; and Mariah Franklin had three aces on 11-for-11 serving and five kills on 9-for-11 hitting.
"I thought we continued to take steps in the right direction tonight," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "Our serving was outstanding with 21 aces and only four errors as a team and our attacking and passing errors were down from where they have been lately also. I'm happy with the combined effort we put forth tonight as a team."
Southwestern, now 2-6, hosts Class A No. 6 Christian Academy on Thursday.
Pacers knock off Milan 3-1
Switzerland County volleyball knocked off Ohio River Valley Conference rival Milan 3-1 on Tuesday in Vevay.
The Pacers won the opening game 25-17 but Milan took game two 25-20. However, the Swiss closed out the match with wins in the final two games, 25-18 and 25-20.
Eve Galbreath served at a 77-percent clip, had two aces and 21 kills for the Pacers; Olivia Pavy was good on 88 percent of her serves with five kills, three blocks and six digs; Kelsi Konkle was 95 percent on serving with four aces, nine kills and 15 digs; and Brooke Todd was 100 percent on serving, 100 percent on setting and had 32 kill assists with seven digs.
Switzerland (4-4 overall, 1-0 ORVC) visits Shawe Memorial tonight.
Hilltoppers fall to Shiners
Shawe Memorial was swept in three games by Rising Sun in ORVC volleyball Tuesday on the road.
The Shiners won by scores of 25-11, 25-16, 25-9.
"Poor execution and lack of movement were our downfall," Shawe coach Mike Armstrong said. "Serving improved but still learning coverages and team play."
Shawe (1-3 overall, 0-2 ORVC), hosts Switzerland County today.