Three SVC volleyball teams advanced to the district finals with wins Wednesday night.
In Division 3, Southeastern squeaked by Huntington 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10.
Zane Trace swept North Adams 25-23, 25-12, 25-16.
In Division 2, Unioto swept Fairfield Union 25-14, 25-20, 25-14.
Southeastern 3, Huntington 2 (25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10)
After splitting the first two sets, Southeastern won Set 3 and seemed to be in control of Set 4 with a 8-3 lead, when Huntington went on a 9-0 run for a lead they didn't relinquish until Southeastern rallied for a 23-21 advantage. Huntington then closed on a 4-0 run to even the match at (2-2).
Set 5 remained close with Huntington holding a 10-9 lead, then SE finished on a 6-0 run for the win.
Serving was big in the match as Southeastern had 16 aces and Huntington 13.
Jessica Bolte and Skylar Hice led the attack with 17 and 16 kills respectively, followed by Lindsey Skeens with 8 and Hannah Lougheed with 7. Lexi Lockwood had 27 digs, Hice with 22, Sierra Delong 21 and Lauren Goebel 16.
Riley Black led the Huntington charge with 25 kills and Miranda McCloskey added 12. Braiden Collins had 20 digs for Huntington, 19 for McCloskey, 15 for Alyssa Steele and 10 each for Micah Cox and Mega Steele.
Southeastern faces Zane Trace in the D-3 District Finals on Saturday at Waverly High School.
Zane Trace 3, North Adams 0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-16)
After a slow start in Set 1, where the Pioneers fell behind 19-15, Zane Trace kicked their offense into gear and went on a 7-0 run for a 22-19 lead. ZT held-on for the 25-23 win and never were in jeopardy the rest of the night.
Evie Bennett had 13 kills while Alli Bennett and Hannah Unger each had 9. Evie Bennett also had a team-high 15 digs, Laynee Hill with 13 and Elizabeth Harber with 10. The Pioneers had 8 serving aces, but were also aced 5 times themselves.
DeLaney Harper of North Adams had 8 kills.
Unioto 3, Fairfield Union 0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-14)
The Shermans rolled in the book-end sets, but had to rally from behind in Set 2, enroute to their victory. Jocie Fisher led the Tanks with 14 kills, followed by Amber Cottrill with 9. Hallie Pinkerton was one of four Unioto players with double-digit digs, scooping up 17.
Unioto will face Sheridan at 4pm Saturday for the Division 2 district title at Southeastern High School, after beating Gallia Academy 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 20-25, 17-15.
Saturday's championship match will be broadcast on 94 Country WKKJ with airtime at 3:45pm, while getting score updates on the Southeastern-Zane Trace title match.
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