January 17, 2013
Cincy denied by SV
Bob Ellis/staff photographer
Kasey Price (22) of Cincinnatus taps the ball over the net as Stockbridge Valley’s Meriah Beavais (21) and Samantha Yates defend in Wednesday’s first place showdown.
CINCINNATUS — The visiting Stockbridge Valley volleyball team wrapped up the Central Counties League championship Wednesday night with a 25-16, 20-25, 25-10, 25-18 win over defending champion Cincinnatus Central.
“Stockbridge played really well from their serving to their hitting to their defensive coverage,” said Red Lions coach Macy Cobb, whose team finished 6-2 in the league. Both league losses were to the Cougars (7-0 league, 10-0 overall), Cincy now 7-2 overall.
“We got caught flat-footed too often and couldn’t overcome the holes we got into,” added Coach Cobb. “After playing really well at the Sherburne-Earlville tournament over the weekend, we just seemed like a different team. Many of the players were ‘off’ and let it impact how they worked together as a team.”
Cincy win the S-E Tournament this past Saturday.
“Senior Kassidy Kievit was recognized before the game, as it was our final regular-season home match. She and junior Mallory Cobb played tough, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Stockbridge defense,” said Cobb.
Kievit, a middle hitter, had 11 kills, nine digs and five blocks, while Cobb, a junior setter, had 10 kills, 15 digs, 10 assists, a block and two aces. Junior outside hitter Kasey Price had five kills, seven digs, a block and two aces, while Susie Waltz, another junior outside hitter, had a kill, 11 digs and an assist. Junior setter Danielle Wood had a kill, seven assists and five digs and junior middle hitter Sydney Burritt three kills, nine digs and an ace.
Cincy closes the regular season with a non-league match at Blessed Virgin Mary Academy Tuesday before defending its Class D championship in the upcoming sectional tournament.
In CCL matches this evening, McGraw visits Brookfield while DeRuyter travels to Stockbridge Valley.
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