Up and down and now up again.
In a topsy-turvy season thus far, the experienced Tidioute Charter Bulldogs got back over .500 in their pursuit of the charter school's first winning season with a 25-11, 25-6, 25-22 win Friday over Meadville Calvary Baptist.
Meadville hosts Warren County Christian at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the New Penn Christian Conference playoffs, but first got Tidioute's best effort on Friday in non-league game.
Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton
TCCS’s Natalie McLaughlin, right, fires away against Calvary Baptist on Friday evening at Tidioute School. The Bulldogs swept Meadville, 3-0.
Anna Lindemuth had 19 service points and four aces, as well as three kills, for TCCS, now 6-5 overall. Alexis Morrison had 10 service points in a row in the dominant second game and finished with nine digs and two kills. Natalie McLaughlin had five kills and Cassie York two aces and five kills.
"This is the best that (we) have played all season," said TCCS coach Margie Manning. "They were on their toes and teamwork was the defining factor."
TCCS is at Venango Catholic on Monday and hosts Erie East on Thursday in a "Pink Out" at Tidioute Charter. Also senior night at Tidioute Charter, the Bulldogs will show support to those who have had their lives affected by breast cancer. During the school day on Thursday, students are being asked to wear as much pink as they can and then also do the same for the game that night.
"It's a pretty small gym and senior night so I am hoping we can fill the place with the color pink," said Tidioute Athletic Director Trustin McDonald, who is also selling "Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer" t-shirts All proceeds from the shirt sales and ticket sales that night will be donated to breast cancer research.
On Friday, Tidioute Charter also won the J.V. match, 25-7 and 25-13. Robbi Kitelinger had two aces, Michaela Mohrey one ace and two kills and Kassidy Altman two aces and three assists.