Ansonia seniors, Kenzie SInger (8) and Neleh Schlarman (15) go up for a block in Lady Tigers tournament action. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Ansonia falls to Yellow Springs

The Lady Tigers come up short in tournament play with Yellow Springs

COVINGTON – The Ansonia Lady Tigers bowed out of tournament play with a 3-1 loss to the Yellow Springs Lady Bulldogs.

“We played good – there were a few things we worked on,” said Ansonia coach, Darcy Buckingham. “We just didn’t execute like we have been working in practice the last couple times.”

Ansonia held leads of  6-3 and 11-9 in the opening set before the Lady Bulldogs evened the game at 11-11 and went on to a 25-18 win to lead 1-0.

Yellow Springs held the lead from the opening tip in set No. 2 to the final point taking the game, again by a 25-18 score.

“Yellow Springs is a scrappy team so I can’t take anything away from their scrappiness,” Buckingham noted. “We just didn’t play up to our complete power.”

Set No. 3 had the Lady Tigers facing elimination without a win on the night trailing 11-8 before Ansonia battle back to close out the set on a 17-4 scoring run to earn a double digit 25-15 victory and send the tournament match to a fourth set.

Ansonia trailed early in the fourth game 3-1 but worked its way back to 9-9 and 10-10 ties only to eventually fall by a 25-18 score for the third time of the night.

Seven Ansonia seniors played their final volleyball match for the Lady Tigers: Alyssa Noggler, Molly Barga, Aubrey Noggler, Kenzie Singer, Neleh Schlarman, Kylee Winner and Alexis Morrison.

“I have had them since seventh grade so it’s a tough one to watch go so,” said Coach Buckingham of her seniors. “They are all great kids. I’ve had a heck-of-a ride with them. That’s what we’ve been wanting so we went out with a bang. We proved our point so we’re good.”

Ansonia Lady Tigers seniors, Alyssa Noggler (1) and Kylee Winner (18) team up for a block in OHSAA tournament play. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Ansonia seniors, Molly Barga (4) and Aubrey Noggler (6) make a move to the net in Lady Tigers volleyball tournament match. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Tigers senior, Neleh Schlarman slams a kill for Ansonia in tournament action. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Ansonia senior, Alyssa Noggler drills a kill for the Lady Tigers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Tigers senior, Molly Barga goes strong to the net for Ansonia in volleyball tournament play. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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