Huntington & Adena Swept from Regional VB Semis


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The last of the SVC Volleyball teams bowed out of post-season play, as both Huntington and Adena were swept in Division 3 Regional Semifinal action Thursday at Logan High School.

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BERLIN HILAND OVER HUNTINGTON (25-13, 25-10, 25-17)

The Hawks of Hiland ran their record to (26-1) with an impressive sweep over (18-8) Huntington. Hiland ran off to big leads on each of the first two sets with the Huntsmen more competitive in the final set.

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Huntington held brief leads to start each set, only to see the Hawks run off scoring runs each time. In Set #1, Hiland built leads of 13-2 and never allowed Huntington to get any closer than 13-4 and 22-13, before closing for 25-13 opening win.

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Set #2 saw more of the same, with Hiland grabbing leads of 10-3, 16-5 and 21-9 before wrapping up a 25-10 decision.

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Huntington stayed closer in Set #3, getting as close as 19-15 after trailing earlier by a scores of 17-10 and 19-12, before falling 25-17.

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Huntington was led by Megan Steele's 10 kills and 11 digs. Allison Basye added 7 kills and 8 digs. Lauryl Shope had 7 digs.

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Belin Hiland was led by Madison Yoder's 12 kills. Serving was also big for the Hawks, picking up 9 aces.

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This was Huntington's first regional volleyball appearance since 2016.

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WHEELERSBURG STAYS UNBEATEN WITH 25-23, 28-26, 25-23 WIN OVER ADENA

The Pirates ran their record to (26-0) and continue to their streak of 73 consecutive sets without a loss, but the (18-8) Warriors came close in each set, only to fall short of the mark.

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Adena fell behind 16-9 in Set #1, but rallied to tie the score at 20-20, 21-21 and 23-23, before Wheelersburg score the final two points for a 25-23 win.

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Set #2 saw the Warriors fall behind 15-9, before they rallied for a lead at 18-16. The score see-sawed back and forth with Adena having set-point at 24-23, before falling 28-26.

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Wheelersburg jumped to a 5-1 lead in Set #3, then the lights went out in the gym, delaying play for at least 20 minutes. When play resumed, Burg kept on track for a lead of 16-9 and later 22-16. Adena would then go on a 7-0 run to take a 23-22 lead, only to see the Pirates close on a 3-0 run for the match victory at 25-23.

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Jenna Martin led Adena with 13 kills, 4 blocks and 6 digs, Makenna Lovely had 10 kills and 12 digs, Ellie Harper 9 kills, Hannah Burns 3 kills and 8 digs and Sydney Fogelsong with 2 kills and 2 blocks. Camryn Carroll led the defense with 39 digs, Hope Garrison added 8 and Olivia Riley 6. Ari DaRif led the serving with 3 aces.

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Wheelersburg's front-line strength showed up with 15 kills each from Alli McQuay and Kylee Barney, and Ryleigh Meeker added 11 and Mallory Bergan with 7. Barney had 6 blocks and McQuay with 2. Bergan had 18 digs, Lauren Jolly 16, McQuay 12, Kaylee Darnell with 13 and Meeker with 10.

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Adena closes their season at (18-8) and winners of 12 of their last 14 matches after going (9-15) last year. (26-0) Wheelersburg advances to play (26-1) Berlin Hiland at 2pm Saturday in the regional final.

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