January 5, 2010


After long layoff, Trojans grab win

Homer Central got right back into the swing of things after the holiday break.
The Trojans came up with a 25-15, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15 home court volleyball victory over Mexico on Monday night, improving to 4-1 in the OHSL Freedom Division and 5-2 overall.
It was the first match since Dec. 21 for the Trojans, who were led by Rachel Perry, Taryn Heath and Katie Camp in pulling away from the Tigers. Senior Perry led the attack with 10 kills at the net, sophomore setter Heath ran the offense and collected 27 assists over the four games and junior Camp steadied the defense coming up with 13 digs.
After splitting the opening two games, taking care of business in the final two games was another positive for Coach Brian Fox’s squad.
Ashley Cavellier was a big contributor to the victory, too, with six service aces, six kills, three digs and a block at the net. Deanne Stafford also had six service aces, Katie Sinclair had four blocks and three kills, and Alysha Camp finished with three kills and seven digs.
Mexico (1-4 Freedom Division, 1-6 overall) had Brittany Taylor and Rebecca Clark share team honors with six kills apiece, with setter Dani Gushlaw amassing 13 assists.
Homer is back in action this evening, traveling to East Syracuse-Minoa. The junior varsity squads get things started at 5 p.m.
HOMER JVs were beaten in two games in the opening match, Mexico a 25-19, 25-23 winner. “It was a very close match. We just couldn’t take advantage of their mistakes to go on large enough runs to hold them off in the end,” said Trojans coach Jeremy Cook.
Hannah Darr had three kills, a block and an ace in the loss. Sara Yonta finished with four assists and an ace, while Addie Fox had two blocks, two aces and a kill.