BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Giant Reds began robust and completed robust Wednesday in opposition to the Buckeye Native Panthers, taking the night’s fit 25-19, 25-18, 17-25, 25-22 in the back of progressed netplay and workforce protection.
After profitable the primary two units, Bellaire didn’t glance as sharp within the 3rd, and Buckeye Native seized at the alternative to stick within the sport and power a fourth set. Each groups upped their video games within the ultimate and best set of the night time, however a overdue surge driven Bellaire excessive.
“We in reality got here again and fought,” Giant Reds head trainer Erica Miller stated. “That 3rd sport we roughly fell aside slightly and I used to be pleased with us, that we got here again and stored combating. We excited by our sport plan and what we had to do to win.”
“I believed they have been aggressive with us,” Buckeye Native head trainer Mary Mayle stated. “And I felt like we had a large number of consequences, and if they might’ve went the wrong way possibly we might’ve been the workforce that received nowadays. I believed my women served neatly, we have been lacking one among our center hitters nowadays, needed to sub every other participant who wasn’t used to it however I believed she did neatly. There’s some stuff we want to paintings on however they performed arduous.”
Bellaire was once ready to secret agent holes within the Panther protection to take the primary two video games, with a lot of the fit coming all the way down to who’d be triumphant within the fight above the online. Bellaire’s hitters like Gianna Schmidt, Allie Ault and Zara Harveth, and Buckeye Native hitters Avah Willaims, Maddie Roset and Shay Hornyak all became in praiseworthy performances, regardless that it was once the Giant Reds who got here out forward.
“We performed higher nowadays,” Miller stated. “We struggled with our netplay in a sport ultimate week and we in reality targeted in on that all through follow Monday. We no doubt did higher hitting and blocking off nowadays.”
For the Panthers, Williams and Roset had six kills and 6 assists apiece, whilst Hornyak had 5 kills and 6 blocks.
For Bellaire, Schmidt had 12 kills, Harvath had 9, and Ault completed with 8.
In the second one set, Bellaire became a September 11 drawback right into a 15-11 merit, Buckeye Native harmed by way of 4 consequences in that span.
Within the 3rd set, the Panthers jumped out to a 9-4 lead, eliciting a Bellaire timeout, however Buckeye Native’s momentum may no longer be halted, thank you largely because of the play of Hornyak, who had 3 solo blocks within the 3rd sport by myself.
The fourth and ultimate set was once back-and-forth with 4 lead adjustments, however the Giant Reds scored the general two issues of the fit to seal the win.
Sam Ankrum led Buckeye Native with 8 digs. For Bellaire, Gracelyn Maupin tallied 19 assists and Madison Miller totaled 17 digs.
Bellaire (5-4) subsequent performs Martins Ferry at house Thursday. Buckeye Native (0-6) travels to Shadyside on Saturday.