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Lady Lions rally to top AFC

OHIO — LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions trailed 20-12 in the third set against AFC Tuesday in Ohio, only to rally for a deciding 25-23 win, outscoring their guests 13-3 down the stretch.

The Lady Lions dropped the first set 25-27 before taking the second 25-19.

Coach Hallie May called it absolutely amazing comeback.

“I’m so proud of the girls for never giving up. It really shows our team chemistry and the girls’ belief in each other — my seniors refuse to quit and that attitude runs through my whole team because of them,” May said.

L/O got huge serving games from Maddie Walker (10 points) and Riley Johnson (12), May said, while Erika Zimmerlein (9 kills) was “just crushing the ball down the stretch.”

“My setters are spreading the ball around and feeding their hitters when they’re hot. I couldn’t be more proud of their performance but they will continue to raise the bar; this is just the beginning for this group.”

Johnson added four aces and 11 digs, Forbes had 15 digs, Erin Bennett had nine assists, eight points and seven digs, Rae Schultz had 10 assists, Toni Lawrence had two kills and seven points and Elizabeth Geuther had three kills and two blocks.

LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions improved to 2-0 with both wins coming in Ohio.

AFC took the F/S match 25-23, 16-25, 22-25 with Paige Conner serving for 17 points for the Lady Lions.

PC trips Hall: Host Putnam County defeated Hall 25-21,19-25, 25-12 in an Illinois Valley volleyball matchup at RM Germano Gymnasium Tuesday in Granville. Ellen Herrmann had five kills, Jenna Lusietto four kills and 3 1/2 blocks and Shelby Justin added three kills for Hall. Setter Brooke Keegan had 19 set assists.

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