Lincolnview senior Mandie Tennant and junior Ashley McClure get hands on a kill try by St. Henry’s Rachel Davis in the second match Tuesday. However, the Lady Redskins advanced with a sweep.
VAN WERT — Both Ottoville and Lincolnview were well aware of the teams they would be playing in the Division IV Van Wert District volleyball semifinal Tuesday night at The Cougars’ Den: Midwest Athletic Conference powers Marion Local and St. Henry.
Neither the Lady Big Green nor Lady Lancers backed down from their foe.
However, try as they might, neither could match up well enough to survive in tournament play.
In the opener, the Lady Flyers dispatched the Green 25-18, 25-11, 25-13, while in the nightcap, the Lady Redskins secured a 25-11, 25-17, 25-15.
“We made too many mistakes overall. Marion Local is too good of a team to give them easy points; they capitalize, which is why they are one of the best volleyball programs around,” Ottoville coach Kirt Martz noted. “Our serve-receive wasn’t up to our standards; we’re capable of doing much better there. We stayed with them the first set because we came out with an aggressive mindset — serving, hitting and just attacking. We just couldn’t maintain it but we also lost to a very good team.”
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