The Warren County Christian School Lady Lions brought their record to 4-0 on the year after sweeping the Tidioute Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-14, and 25-14, at home Monday night. Tidioute put up a hard fight, but it was not enough to topple the undefeated Lions.
The Bulldogs came close to winning the first set after the two teams exchanged points for most of the set, but WCCS rallied for a 25-20 win. During the second and third sets, Tidioute held the lead early with WCCS fighting to catch up. The Bulldogs fell short, however, and WCCS pulled ahead around the 12-point mark to win both sets 25-14.
"What our problem tonight was, as a team, we haven't really had a lot of practice time playing together, practicing transitions and moving in and around the court. That's something we will see an improvement on as the season moves on," said Tidioute coach Margie Manning, whose Bulldogs fell to 1-2 with the loss. "We're a very young team with four starting freshman. Experience on the court is what will really push us over."
Dymphee Zortman led the way for the Lions with 27 service points, eight aces, and three kills. Alyssa Kerr and Whitney Poindexter each had seven kills, while Kerr and Caitlin McCall had seven and six digs, respectively.
Robbi Kitelinger and Anna Lindemuth led Tidioute with three assists each. Lindemuth and Emalei Schaberl notched two aces each, with Kitelinger, Morgan Molek, and Hannah Divido each adding another. Kills came from Lindemuth (4), Schaberl (2) and Kitelinger (1).
WCCS meets Erie First at home tomorrow night while Tidioute heads home to face off against Bethel.
WCCS swept the junior varsity match in two sets, 25-14 and 25-14. Desirae Kerr had 11 service points and five aces, and Hunter Uplinger added six service points and five aces.