The Unioto Shermans wrapped up at least a share of the SVC Volleyball crown with a straight set (25-11, 25-8, 25-2) victory over Paint Valley, Tuesday night. It’s the Shermans first conference volleyball title since their outright championship of 2014 and their 7th volleyball crown in school history. It comes in the first season for Head Coach Natalie Stulley.
Unioto will now play for the undisputed title and the school’s first Gold Volleyball when they travel to second place Southeastern, this Thursday. SVC once-beaten Southeastern swept Piketon (25-11, 25-14, 25-7). The Panthers could share the conference championship with a win over the Shermans Thursday night. Unioto won the first match at home, winning in four sets (25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21)
Unioto is now (13-0/20-1) while the Panthers are (12-1/19-2).
Thursday’s championship match will be broadcast on 94 Country WKKJ and worldwide on iHeart Radio, with airtime approximately 6pm.
The Gold Volleyball has been achieved 15 times since the SVC adopted the “double round” format in 1987. The Shermans will be attempting to break into that exclusive SVC club, with only Adena having won all 15 Gold Balls prior to this year.
Shermans Coach Natalie Stulley talked to iHeart Sports Director Mike Smith after their title clinching match against the Bearcats...