ZT Volleyball Stuns Unioto in 5-Set Thriller

posted by Mike Smith - 


The Zane Trace Pioneers used heart and hustle to pull-off another one of the SVC volleyball upsets seen this fall, holding off Unioto (25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-9) to avenge an earlier season sweep at the hands of the Shermans.


Both teams rallied from 5-6 point deficits at various times during the match


The win pushed Unioto out of a first place tie with Southeastern and reopened the door for the Pioneers and Huntington to climb back into the SVC title chase. The Panthers stand at (8-1), Unioto (7-2) with Zane Trace and Huntington now at (6-3) in conference play. 


The Pioneers used a blistering front row attack from Evie Bennett and Hannah Unger, with Bennett piling up 27 kills and Unger 22. Alli Bennett added 8 kills and Laynee Hill with 4. Evie Bennett also had 22 digs and 2 serving aces. Laynee Hill supplied 18 digs, Unger 17 and Maddie Rann had 12 digs and dished-out 55 assists.


Unioto was led by Jocie Fisher's 19 kills and 23 digs. Amanda McGlone pounded 14 kills and had 2 solo blocks. Amber Cottrill added 5 kills, with 4 coming from each Taylor Strickland and Cree Stulley. Strickland also had two solos. Hallie Pinkerton had 20 digs and 2 aces.


Zane Trace now travels to first place Southeastern on Thursday, while the Shermans host Hunington.


(ZT's Hannah Unger attacks the ball against the block of Unioto's Amanda McGlone) 


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