Maria Petry goes strong to the net for Tri-Village in the Lady Patriots WOAC win over Tri-County North.

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Tri-Village Lady Patriots Volleyball stays perfect on season with 3-0 win over Lady Panthers

NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village Lady Patriots made quick work defeating the visiting Tri-County North Lady Panthers 3-0 in Thursday night  WOAC volleyball action. 

“Everybody came in and played pretty solid,” said Tri-Village coach, Chris Brewer. “Everybody got a chance to play – the starters came out and did what I expected them to do.” 

Tri-Village jumped out to an 8-0 first set lead with Caeli Updike at the serving line bringing a timeout from the Lady Panthers bench. 

The Lady Patriots would hold leads of 13-1 and 20-4 before settling on a 25-6 first set win to lead 1-0. 

Tri-County North was unable to answer Tri-Village in Set No. 2 as the Lady Patriots would grab an 18-0 lead bringing wholesale Tri-Village substitution the remainder of the night.  

“It was a good opportunity for us to get everybody in there, get them some varsity experience,” Coach Brewer stated. “We were fighting a little bit of injury tonight so that helped us also to get a girl a little bit of a night off.” 

The Lady Patriots took the second set by a 25-7 score to lead 2-0 heading into the final set of the match. 

“There are girls I have down on the bench and down on the JV team that are very capable of playing at the varsity level,” said Brewer. “Our problem is – which is a good problem; we have a lot of talent so there are girls very capable of coming up at the varsity level and contributing.” 

“I’m trying to get them experience so they can contribute in games where it may matter more,” continued Brewer. “It’s nice to get them a chance get in there, no pressure, they can get in there and kind of relax and play. I’m glad we got to do that tonight.”  

Set No. 3 had the visitors earning its only lead of the night, 2-1 before the Lady Patriots reeled off 10 consecutive points to lead 11-2 bringing a Lady Panthers timeout. 

Tri-Village would move out to a 16-5 double digit lead on its way to a 25-15 win while using the entire bench, keeping the game respectable. 

“The goal for us is no matter who we are playing is to always play at a high level,” Brewer said. “We don’t want to get to the point where we have to play at a high level and not be ready to do it. That is what we are trying to get engrained here. Every night we come out and play we should be at that same level no matter who the opponent is.”   

With the win the Lady Patriots stand at 2-0 in WOAC play and 6-0 overall on the 2021 OHSAA season. 

The Lady Patriots' Caeli Updike serves an ACE in the team's win over Tri-County North.
Madi Mead sends a ball over the net for the Lady Patriots in win over TCN.
Tri-Village's Maria Petry tips the ball over the net for the Lady Patriots in WOAC win over North.
Meghan Downing slams a kill for the Lady Patriots in Thursday night WOAC win.
Morgan Hunt crushes a spike for the Lady Patriots in win over Tri-County North.
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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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