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Raiders outlast Tigers in season opener

Bellefontaine, Indian Lake also grab wins

Benjamin Logan’s volleyball team started slow, but fought back to pull out a five-set victory over host West Liberty-Salem in the season opener Tuesday night.

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Benjamin Logan’s Jennifer Poling sends the ball over the net during Tuesday’s match against host West Liberty-Salem. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Tigers won the opening set 25-15, but Ben Logan followed with 25-17 and 25-12 victories in the next two sets.

WL-Salem then knotted the match at two sets apiece with a 25-19 win.

In the fifth and decisive set, the Raiders prevailed 15-13 to get the victory.

Taylor Quay and Alex Thompson paced the Ben Logan attack. Quay tallied 12 kills and five aces and Thompson had 11 kills and five blocks.

Jennifer Poling contributed seven kills and seven digs for the Raiders, while Taylor Rose chalked up 25 assists.

For the Tigers (0-1), Kylee Hormann and Rachel Loffing each had nine kills and Kylie Gilroy added 25 assists.

In the junior varsity match, Ben Logan won 25-21, 25-20. For the Raiders, Coreen Crosby, Autumn Walborn and Bri Frazier each tallied four kills and Betsy King handed out seven assists.  

Both the Raiders and Tigers are back in action Saturday. The Raiders play in a tri-match at Triad and the Tigers visit Riverside.

Bellefontaine rolls past Wapakoneta

Bellefontaine’s varsity volleyball team cruised to a win over host Wapakoneta in its season opener Tuesday night.

The Chiefs won by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 25-14.

MacKenzie Brunswick had 12 kills, six aces, nine digs and two blocks and Kameren Haley recorded seven kills and seven digs to spark the Chiefs.

Also aiding in the win were Jordan Lininger (24 assists, 13-13 serving, four aces), Jazmyn Haley (four kills, six digs), Carley Strzalka (six kills, six digs, 12-13 serving with four aces), Georgia Cooper (three kills, four digs), Michaela Baker (five digs, two aces) and Amanda Case (5-5 serving with two aces).

In the reserve match, Wapakoneta won 25-21, 19-25, 26-24.

Bellefontaine hosts Kenton on Thursday.

Indian Lake bounces Pirates

Indian Lake’s varsity volleyball team tripped up visiting Riverside 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 in a non-league match Tuesday night.

Allison Knief fueled the Lakers with six aces and Sammi Miller contributed seven kills for the winners.

For the Pirates, Jessica Davis had five kills and three aces and Kerri Meade had five kills.

In the junior varsity match, Indian Lake won 25-7, 25-11.

Both squads play again Thursday. The Lakers visit Botkins and Riverside travels to Greenon.

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