Consistency - South Webster had plenty of it Thursday night against South Gallia.
The Lady Jeeps kept the Lady Rebels out of double-digits on the evening, winning all three games by a score of 25-9.
Erin Sherman led the way for South Webster, coming up with 25 kills on the night.
Emily Deems had eight kills and nine digs, while Molly Roark had five kills, seven digs and two aces. Kayla Maynard added five digs of her own, and Erin Moore had six kills and two aces.
Emily Homerosky had 23 assists, seven digs and six aces on the evening.
“The girls came out ready to play tonight,” said Lady Jeeps coach Darcee Claxon. “We had a great passing game in the back row, especially Deems, Roark and Maynard. That created the offense that allowed Erin to get so many kills tonight. It was a great way to start the tournament.”
South Webster will play Clay on Thursday night in a Division IV district semifinal at Wellston High School.
Record - South Webster 17-4.
Valley def. Whiteoak 25-14, 25-22, 25-17
Valley was aggressive on Thursday night, and it paid off with a trip to the district tournament.
The Lady Indians upended Whiteoak in three games, with Jordan Arbaugh going 32 for 34 hitting with 15 kills, six digs and four blocks in the win. Courtnie Merritt was 30 of 34 hitting with 16 kills, six digs and eight blocks.
Brittany Hoover was 19 of 19 hitting with seven kills, six digs, an assist and a block. Stephene Andronis had four kills, two assists, seven digs and six aces on 19 of 19 serving. Jamie Montgomery dished out 36 assists, had a kill and was 13 of 14 serving. Brittany Coleman added five digs and a kill, and was 17 of 17 serving.
“We were really confident coming into the game,” said Valley coach Teresa Alvelo. “I feel that maybe we were the underdogs coming into the game, and that pumped the girls up. They were aggressive at the net. Whiteoak was a good serving team, and we struggled in the second game, but the girls pulled through and gave Montgomery a lot to work with.”
Record - Valley 13-9.
Eastern Pike def. Waterford 25-6, 25-10, 25-13
Chelsea Howard had 15 kills, four blocks, four digs and two aces as Eastern Pike moved on to the district semifinals.
Mary Polen was a perfect 21 of 21 serving, with five aces, six kills and two blocks on the evening. Desi Ison added 11 kills and five assists, and Britany Helton had 29 assists of her own. Amber Howell was 20 of 20 serving with three aces.
“Our passing game was much better,” said Lady Eagles coach Janet Day. “Britany did a good job running the offense, and we had a good digging game and defense. As a team, I think we had 12 aces.”
Record - Eastern Pike 21-2.