With two SVC volleyball matches to play, the Southeastern Panthers hold on to a one match lead over Unioto, as both teams swept their opponents Thursday. Southeastern beat Huntington 25-10, 25-20, 25-18 while the Shermans took down Adena 25-18, 25-15, 25-14.
The Panthers kept Huntington on their heels with a strong serving effort, zipping in seven aces for the match. They rolled in Set 1, building a 20-8 lead, overcame a four point deficit three times in Set 2 and were in no major trouble in the third set.
Jessica Bolte led the offense with 15 kills, Skylar Hice added 12, while Lyndsey Skeens and Hannah Lougheed each had 6. Lougheed also had 4 blocks. Lauren Goebel dished-out 39 assists while Lexie Lockwood led the defense with 20 digs. Sierra Delong had 16 and HIce with 13.
Huntington's Riley Black smacked 11 kills and Miranda McCloskey added 8. Braiden Collins contributed 5 kills and 13 digs, Megan Steele had 12 digs and Mica Cox with 11.
Southeastern improves to (11-1/17-2) and can clinch at least a share of the SVC with a win at home against Piketon on Tuesday. Huntington drops to (7-5/12-8).
Tournament pairings will be announced this Sunday afternoon.