Megan Nation summed up her fax report of her Hall Lady Devils’ match with St. Bede Tuesday best with a smiley face and two words: “Happy coach.”
Her Lady Devils put a smile on her face with a stunning, come from behind 15-25, 26-24, 25-22 win over the Lady Bruins at the Academy. The Lady Devils held off six match points in Game 2, rallying from a 24-19 deficit. Game 3 was tied at 19 before Hall used a 6-3 to close out the match.
Nation said the Lady Devils put everything behind them after a rough first set and never gave up in either the second or third set when things didn’t look good.
“They played relaxed and started having some fun,” she said. “We played to win. We usually play not to lose. I’m very, very proud of them. It’s only our second conference win but my girls are playing like I have wanted them too all season. They finally figured out how to win.”
St. Bede coach Dawn Williams said the Lady Bruins have to stop giving games away. They served deep holding the 24-19 lead in Game 2 and made several errors to follow.
“We had great stats, but we also had 20 hitting errors and 8 service errors at crucial points in the match,” she said, noting her team’s 38 kills, 37 assists, 11 aces and 89 digs as a team.
Hall (4-27, 2-10) got contributions from a lot of players including Vanessa Olivares (7 assists, 5 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs), Brooke Keegan (9 assists, 5 kills, 3 aces, 10 digs), Ellie Herrmann (4 kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks, 4 digs), Kaylee Golden (8 digs), Lexi Piccatto (13 digs) and Brenna Faletti (18 digs).
For St. Bede (15-18, 5-6), Morgan Bosnich had 31 assists and 11 points, Morgan King had 11 points, three aces and 23 digs, Emma Perona had 11 points with four aces, Olivia Mueller had nine kills, Clarie Dudek had eight kills and Hanna Bima had seven kills and a block.
Riverdale 2, Bureau Valley 1: The Storm took the middle set 25-17, but couldn’t put things together in the first (18-25) or third (13-25) at home Tuesday. Lindsey Hoffert (6 kills) and Valerie Reuter (5 kills) led the Storm at the net. Jehna Thomas led the Storm with seen points to go with on ace. Kalie Rumbold and Hoffert added five points each with Sydney Lebahn collecting 20 assists, four points and two aces.
Midland 2, LaMoille/Ohio 0: The Tri-County Conference’s Timberwolves got the best of the Little Ten’s Lady Lions Monday, handing visiting LaMoille/Ohio a 25-14, 25-21 defeat on Monday. Shiela Browning (8 kills) and Alyssa Martin (7 kills) led the Lady Lions up front Ragen Forbes scooped up 14 digs and Erin Bennett had 14 assists.
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