The Benjamin Logan Lady Raider volleyball team is one win away from a perfect CBC record after defeating visiting Graham in three sets (25-11, 25-16, and 25-17) Tuesday night.
Raider coach Allison Reule’s pre-match strategy focused on Falcon senior hitter Michala Faulkner. The plan was to have a blocker in front of her throughout the match. It worked; Faulkner finished with just 4 kills.
Senior setter Marissa Wilbur (pictured right), who entered the match third in the Miami Valley in assists with 540, added another 27 Tuesday. She was the top server with 18 points.
Also for the Raiders, junior Alex Thompson had ten kills and five blocks, senior Ciarra Wirick recorded ten blocks and nine points, and junior Jennifer Poling had fourteen points, four aces, and three kills.
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Lady Raiders in action against Graham
With the win, Benjamin Logan is now 19-2 overall and 9-0 in the CBC. The two losses were to Fairbanks and Upper Sandusky. They have been pushed to five sets in only one match all year.
In the JV contest, Coach Danette Cornelius’ squad improved to 15-3 with a tight three-set win. Jessica Rutan had a big match for the winners with eleven kills and eleven points. Autumn Walborn blasted ten kills and Tayler Rose tallied 21 assists and eight points.
Senior night against Urbana closes out the regular season Thursday. All three Benjamin Logan squads will play. With a win, the varsity can clinch an outright CBC title.
Coach Reule talks about her team.
The Indian Lake varsity team fell to Urbana 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, and 17-25.
Mikaela Oyer had 14 digs, Claire Maier tallied 26 assists, and Allison Knief delivered three blocks.
The JV Lakers fell in two sets.
The Bellefontaine varsity lost to visiting Tecumseh 18-25, 25-27, and 21-25.
Shelbi Kauffman had 16 digs, Carley Strzalka recorded 13 digs, and Jessica Kinchen added 8 kills and 9 digs.
The JV Chiefs fell 25-16, 19-25, and 23-25.
Bellefontaine (13-7) will visit Tipp City Wednesday.