Late start does not slow down Lady Wave Volleyballers
GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave defeated the Stebbins Lady Indians in straight sets in Tuesday night MVL action at Greenville Senior High School.
“We had a nice effort all around from all of our players,” said Greenville assistant varsity coach, Jim Hardesty. “Even our young ones went in there and contributed.”
The east Dayton school was more than an hour late getting to Greenville pushing the freshman, JV and Varsity games starting times back.
“We didn’t start the freshman match until the JV match should have ended,” said Hardesty. “They (officials) did a good job of trying to speed things along.”
Leading 8-7 in the opening set, the Lady Wave used a 13-3 double digit run to lead 21-10 on their way to a 25-14 first set win.
Greenville jumped out to a 7-1 second set advantage only to have the Lady Indians battle back with a 10-1 scoring run to lead 11-8 bringing a timeout from the Lady Wave bench. Greenville answered with 6-2 run to lead 14-13 before the teams would play to an 18-18 tie.
The Lady Wave moved ahead 22-19 followed with a 4-0 Stebbins run giving the visitors a 23-22 advantage and a Greenville timeout. The Lady Wave responded with 3-unanswered points to win the set 25-23 and go up 2-0 on the night.
The Greenville girls bolted out to a third set 11-1 advantage and never looked back in taking the final set 25-15 and the match 3-0.
Coach Michelle Hardesty rested senior starter Susie Blocher and used the night to give the entire squad valuable playing time on the court.
“Everybody got to play tonight,” said Hardesty. “It was a good effort by everyone. We needed to give Susie a rest to get ready for tournament.”
The Lady Wave continue to see excellent play from its two starting freshman, No. 19 Brooke Schmitd and No. 23 Lilly Camacho.
“They are getting better,” Hardesty stated. “We’re proud of them. We threw them into the fire here right away to begin the season and forced them at the varsity level. They have done a great job. They do what we ask them to do and they get better every time they hit the court.”