Southeastern Defeats North Adams in District Volleyball Semi


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Southeastern will match-up against unbeaten and #3 state ranked Wheelersburg in the Division 3 District Final, after both teams advanced in semifinal action Thursday.

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The (13-12) Panthers beat (20-4) North Adams 25-12, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20. Wheelersburg advanced with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 win over Northwest.

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Southeastern sailed in Set #1, darting to leads of 6-1, 11-3 and 20-9 before taking the opening win.

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Set #2 was more hotly contested with North Adams grabbing early leads of 10-6 and 16-12. The Panthers tied it 19-19, before the Green Devils took the lead back at 21-19 and later 22-20. SE closed the set on a 5-1 run for the 25-23 win and a (2-0) lead in the match.

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Set #3 remained close throughout, going back and forth with ties and lead changes. Southeastern's last lead was 22-21, but saw NA finish on a 4-0 run to stay alive at (2-1).

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Set #4 was the same through the midway point, then North Adams grabbed their biggest lead at 18-14. The Panthers battled back to tie it 18-18 and 19-19, then closed on a 6-1 run for the match victory.

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Skyler HIce led Southeastern with 14 kills, including her 1,000th career kill. Hannah Lougheed added 13, Lyndsey Skeen 9, Ava Christopher 7 and Alexis Bailes with 6. Hice also had 28 digs, Lexi Lockwood 17, Lougheed 14 and Ameris Cooper with 13. Southeastern had 9 team aces on the match.

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North Adams was led by Delaney Harper's 10 kills, Cortney Brown had 8, Wylie Shipley with 7 and Marah Call with 6. Call also had 17 digs and Sierra Kendall added 14.

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Southeastern will play Wheelersburg in the last of three district title matches being played Saturday at Waverly High School. The action that day starts at 4pm as Zane Trace plays Adena, followed by Westfall vs Huntington then SE vs Burg. Airtime on WKKJ for the broadcast triple-header is 3:45pm.

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