COLUMBIANA OH- It was senior night in the Hanger as the Clippers hosted Southern Local on Thursday. The four seniors saw their last regular season home game end with a sweep of Southern (25-19 25-7 26-24).
The last time these two teams met, it took Columbiana five sets to put away Southern, but it was much more domination from the Clippers this time around. Defense set the tone as the Clippers seemed to dig up everything the Indians put across. Frustration mounted for Southern in the second set as they saw Columbiana run away with a 25-7 win.
Southern bounced back nicely in the third set though. They finally started to find some holes in Columbiana’s defense. It wasn’t enough however, as the Clippers made clutch points down the stretch to finish the sweep with a 26-24 victory in set 3.
Tori Long led the offense with 9 kills on the day. She also played great defense with 13 digs. Grace Witmer compiled a double double with 14 assists, and 10 digs. Maci Linhart led the back row with 20 digs. Julia Rapp has a nice night as well. She finished with 7 kills, 3 aces, and 2 digs.
Columbiana looks forward to tournament play now as they host Leetonia on Wednesday October 21st. Southern will travel to Ashtabula St John’s.