Meghan Downing slams a kill for Tri-Village in the Lady Patriots WOAC win over Bradford.

Tri-Village downs Lady Railroaders

Lady Patriots volleyball match in straight sets over Bradford

NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village Lady Patriots defeated the Bradford Lady Railroader 3-0 in MVL Monday night volleyball action.

“The goal is to protect our home court – not to lose on our home court,” said Tri-Village coach, Chris Brewer. “We want to win the conference and that is going to require us to win all of our conference games. We’re trying to stay focused on that, not looking past our opponents and playing to a same high quality level every night.”

Play opened on the night with the teams tied at 3-3 before Tri-Village took an 8-6 lead in the opening set. Leading 17-11 the Lady Patriots closed out first set play on an 8-0 run to go up 1-0 with a 25-11 win.

“Tri-Village is a really good team and they have a lot of girls who like to hit,” said Bradford coach, Alisha Patty. “We’re struggling right now playing with some excitement, getting our timing and where everyone is together. “I have quite a few girls who haven’t played varsity so it’s pretty challenging some days.”

Set No. 2 saw Bradford jump out to a 2-0 advantage before the Lady Patriots closed out the game on a 25-8 run to win 25-10 and take a 2-0 lead.

“I felt like we were pretty solid all night,” Brewer said. “We went a couple stretches where I thought we could have passed the ball a little better. We had good solid play at the net to start the game. We had several blocks from Madi Mead, Meghan Downing, Maria Petry. All blocked well at the beginning of the game. Once we got comfortable and a little relaxed we was able to go out and play our game.”

The third set of the night had the set tied at 2-2, 4-4 and 5-5 followed with Tri-Village closing out the night with a 26-16 win and take the WOAC match by a 3-0 score.

“We were able to spread the ball out once we got a little bit of a lead,” Coach Brewer stated. “Our outside, Morgan Hunt had some kills in the last game which is good. It’s good to see her put the ball down. It’s nice to have another weapon when you need it.”

“It’s midseason so hopefully we keep working together and by the end of the season we come out with a couple conference wins and take a little run in the tournament,” Coach Patty said, “but we’ll see.”

Madi Mead (9) and Morgan Hunt (15) get Lady Patriots block in the team's win over the Lady Railroaders
Bradford's Nylani Beireis goes up for a block at Tri-Village.
Maria Petry goes to the net for Tri-Village in the Lady Patriots home win over Bradford.
Madi Mead goes for a spike in the Lady Patriots home WOAC win over the Lady Railroaders.
Bradford's Abby Fike makes a return for the Lady Railroaders in WOAC play at Tri-Village.
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