The Warren County Christian School Lady Lions held off visiting Tidioute Charter, 3-1, on Monday at WCCS in a match that included a big comeback in game three.
Tidioute won the first game, 26-24, shocking the home team which came in with a record of 5-1.
The Lady Lions would rebound, however, handling the visitors easily in the next game, 25-19. Strong defense and precise serving helped the Lions even up the score 1-1.
Times Observer photo by Tyson Himes
Tidioute’s Loralee Lindemuth, right, jumps to block a spike by WCCS' Jessie Lauffenburger on Monday at Warren County Christian School.
The third game saw multiple lead changes, with both teams battling for every point. Tidioute led 23-18 and was in total control when the Lady Lions came alive. With the home crowd on the edge of their seats, the Lady Lions battled back, winning seven points in a row to win the game 25-23. This momentum carried over the fourth game, with the Lions sailing to an easy 25-16 game and securing the win.
Dymphee Zortman had 14 service points, three aces, and four kills to lead the Lions in the victory. Allyssa Kerr also had an impressive game, registering 10 service points, two aces, and four kills. Christina Girard led the Lions with 16 assists and Alivia Kelsey had nine digs in the match making Monday night's match a balanced effort.
The Lady Lions coach Monica Kerr focused on the third game as the turning point for the team. Zortman closed out the third game with serving but there was a lot of back-and-forth play that was very intense, said Kerr "All around it was a great match," said Kerr.
For Tidioute (1-2), Loralee Lindemuth had seven kills, two blocks and two aces, and Lacy Wolford six aces and three digs.
"Our inconsistency with our serving killed us, and we were just a half second behind with our passing," said TCCS coach Margie Manning.
WCCS won the J.V. game, 25-9 and 25-10. For WCCS (4-1), Breana Chelton had eight service points.