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GREENVILLE – Greenville defeated the Fairborn Lady Skyhawks 3-1 on the Lady Wave’s home court in a Tuesday night MVL matchup to even the season series at 1-1 following an earlier 3-2 loss on the Skyawks’ home court the second game of the season.
“Super proud of our passers,” said Greenville coach, Michelle Hardesty. “The girls are working hard. We go through a ton of passing drills at every practice and they are really starting to show improvement.”
“We just played a little better tonight,” Hardesty added. “Super proud of the girls.”
Greenville jumped out to a 4-0 first set lead and stretched the advantage to 16-9 before taking a double digit lead at 20-10 on its way to a 25-14 win to go up 1-0 over the visitors.
Set No. 2 saw the teams tied at 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and 4-4 before Greenville would fall behind 4-6 and bounce back knotting the score again at 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9. The Lady Wave surged ahead 14-10 bringing a timeout from the Lady Skyhawks bench.
Fairborn took a second timeout with Greenville leading 20-15 only to have the Lady Wave earn a second set 7-point win – 25-18.
The Lady Skyhawks battled back to take the third set 25-17 that saw two unsuccessful the Lady Wave timeouts slow the visitors down in making it a 2-1 score on the night.
“They just really decided to start serving the ball at us and gave us a hard time on serve receive,” Coach Hardesty noted. “When we played them the first time it was kind of that back and forth thing.”
Fairborn’s aggressive play carried over to the fourth set of the night with the Lady Skyhawks bolting out to a 13-6 advantage bringing a timeout from the Greenville bench. This time the timeout was the answer Coach Hardesty was searching for as the Lady Wave battled back outscoring the visitors 19-9 to take the final set 25-22 in earning the Miami Valley League victory.
“The freshmen came on strong tonight,” Hardesty said of Brooke Schmidt and Lilly Camacho’s play at the net.
The Green Wave “stage crew” filled the stage bringing praise from Coach Hardesty following the win.
“The fan support wins games as well,” Hardesty noted. “We appreciate the stage crew coming in.”
“We have a big game again Thursday (September 23) and I hope we have good fan support again,” added Hardesty. “Piqua is coming to town, it is a rescheduled match so that makes it three matches in a week’s time. We just hope they bring the intensity they brought tonight.”
With the win the Lady Wave improves to 7-7 on the season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-459-9547.