EAST LIVERPOOOL OH- Beaver Local continued to dispatch their opponents one by one winning their 10th game of the season defeating visiting Oak Glen in 4 sets 17-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-12.
Playing their second contest in back to back nights, the Beavers were taken to task right away by the visitors. “Oak Glen came prepared to play with a strong offensive game in that 1st set” said Head Coach Sarah Lowe. After regrouping and coming away with a 2nd set victory, Beaver Local was challenged again mightily in the 3rd set. Down 22-18 the Beavers stormed back to score the next 7 points to claim the crucial 3rd set. “The girls really showed their grit and perseverance during that stage of the match” said the Red & White head coach. The home standing Beavers used those intangibles the rest of the away overpowering Oak Glen to secure the victory.
Brooke Talbot filled the stat sheet with 8 kills, 3 aces, 7 assists, and 13 digs. The front line once again came through as Elizabeth Kolkowski had 10 kills and 2 blocks. Front line teammate, and Big Dog of the Valley winner Grace Hill, contributed 8 kills and 5 blocks in victory. Kodi Kinsey solidified the backrow with 13 digs.
The Beavers (10-1) will have no time to rest as they will welcome rival East Liverpool to the Beaver Dome on Saturday afternoon. The game will also serve as their annual Volley for the Cure game.
*Contributed by YSN’s Chris Sigler