Highland’s volleyball season got off to a good start, as the Scots picked up a pair of non-league wins at home on Saturday.
They opened their morning with a 25-3, 25-21, 25-13 win over Buckeye Valley. Sophomore Raina Terry led the team with 23 kills, while Bailey Santo finished with seven. Makenna Belcher had six kills and three aces, while both Mikaela Brown and Parker Steck picked up four kills.
In a competitive second match, the Lady Scots outlasted Delaware Hayes 26-24, 25-20, 25-14 to improve to 2-0. Terry had another big game, posting 26 kills and seven aces. Santo finished with six kills, while Gena West and Kelsee Bargnesi had three each. Also, Bridget Oder and Parker Steck both added a pair of aces.
Northmor won a pair of volleyball matches on Saturday, defeating Clear Fork 25-8, 25-13 and then topping Lucas 25-6, 25-9 to start their season with a 2-0 mark.
In the win over the Colts, Kelsey Fike and Anna Donner both had five kills, with Donner also contributing five digs. Jordyn Zoll had 11 assists, while Caitlin Thebeault added nine. Zoll also picked up three aces. Cristianna Boggs had three aces and seven digs, while Leslie Brubaker tallied three blocks and two kills. Also, Lily Tate had two kills.
Against Lucas, Donner had seven kills, five digs and three blocks; while Zoll finished with 16 assists, three kills and two aces. Hope Miracle added five kills, while Thebeault had three kills, six assists and an ace. Brubaker had two kills and two blocks, while Boggs added 11 digs and two aces. Aly Blunk contributed five digs and Fike picked up an ace.
Highland boys’ soccer
The Highland boys’ soccer team played visiting Licking Valley closely for the first half, but surrendered a quartet of goals in the second half to lose 6-1 in their season opener Friday.
After giving up a pair of early goals, they scored in the 26th minute on a 25-yard direct kick by sophomore midfielder Zachary Granger. According to coach John Sachleben, “The boys wore down in the second half, but still played hard and had a few solid shots on goal.”
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