Chillicothe Beats WCH for FAC Volleyball Title Share

The Chillicothe Lady Cavs won a share of the Frontier Athletic Conference Volleyball championship with a win at Washington Court House, Saturday. The title is the 3 straight FAC crown and 5th in a row overall for the Lady Cavs.

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With a must win scenario facing Chillicothe they stormed out to a (2-0) set lead by winning 25-23 and 25-16. In those first two sets, the Lady Cavs seemed to control the tempo and were led by their seniors Sophie Fulkerson, Payton McBee and Lauren Henry. Fulkerson led the hitting attack with numerous big kills while McBee, the libero, kept many balls alive with her digs and Henry led the Lady Cavs serving finishing off set 2 with a service ace.

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The Lady Blue Lions came alive in the next two sets with some great attacks and numerous runs to control things from start to finish in those sets and winning them 18-25 and 18-25. Chillicothe could not get anything going in those sets and hampered a bit with some unforced errors while Washington Court House took advantage of every opportunity the Lady Cavs gave them.

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It all came down to set 5, which in volleyball is a race to 15 points. The Lady Blue Lions stormed out to a 6-1 lead and had the momentum, but the Lady Cavs clawed back to tie the game at 8-8 and then again at 10-10. Chillicothe then took their first lead of the last three sets at 11-10, which turned the tide in favor of Chillicothe. The match ended and the league title was secured with a kill by senior and 4-year player Sophie Fulkerson.

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Kills: Sophia Fulkerson 23, Maleah Oney 10, Stephanie Hirsch 5

Aces: Lauren Henry 4, Maleah Oney 3, Sophia Fulkerson 3

Assists: Stephanie Hirsch 21, Johanna Crawford 18

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The Lady Cavs now will await the tournament draw to find out where and who they play in the sectional but for now they will celebrate a great end to the regular season.

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News Radio WBEX' Lou Postage interviews Cavs Coach Andrew Vitatoe after their title sharing win....

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Lou also spoke with CHS seniors Sophie Fulkerson, Payton McBee & Lauren Henry...

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