January 8, 2013
CCL volleyball: Spotty Cincy tops Rockets
The Cincinnatus Central volleyball team was able to overcome a spotty offensive performance Monday night and score a 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 Central Counties League win over host DeRuyter.
In a non-league match, host McGraw fell to Living Word Academy 25-20, 25-14, 25-20.
Cincinnatus 3, DeRuyter 0: Senior middle hitter Kassidy Kievit had 13 kills, eight digs, an assist and a block for the Red Lions, now 5-1 league and 6-1 overall.
“Our offense was not ‘on,’ but we were able to hold off the Rockets with tough serving and defense,” Cincy coach Macy Cobb said.
Junior setter Mallory Cobb had five kills, 16 assists, five digs and three aces for the winners, while junior middle hitter Sydney Burritt had three kills, 11 digs, two blocks and four aces and junior outside hitter Kasey Price five kills, three digs, two blocks and four aces.
“We played much better working together as a team,” said DeRuyter coach Gary Burdick said, his team now 2-3 league and 3-6 overall. “We played the first two sets very close and they could have gone either way. In the last set we got down early and could not fight our way back into it.”
Sophomore middle hitter Andrea Newton had 13 kills, two blocks, a dig and two aces for the Rockets, while junior outside hitter Allison O’Herien had two kills, nine digs and an ace and senior setter/outside hitter Krista Lake six assists and five digs.
Both team host league matches Thursday, Cincinnatus against McGraw and DeRuyter with Brookfield.
Living Word 3, McGraw 0: Junior outside hitter Courtney Purcell was the leader for the Eagles (0-9 overall) with four kills and three digs, complemented by junior setter Brittany Purcell with two kills, four assists and five digs, junior outside hitter Taylor Tobias with seven digs and sophomore outside hitter Sarah Leach with two kills, two digs and four aces.
“We played well the first an third games but just couldn’t put the ball away,” Eagles coach Kristin Cobb said. “I thought we did a great job getting our hands up for the block, causing them to make mistakes trying to hit around us. Taylor did a great job in the backcourt, making some great plays to keep the ball alive. Courtney also did a great job at the net.”
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