CANFIELD, OH- Raider Volleyball beat a 10-2 Niles team in 4 sets on Tuesday night (25-19 25-16 17-25 25-14)
In the first set the Raiders made a statement quick as they hit their way to 6 kills before surrendering an error. The Raiders had 14 kills in the first set and only 4 errors. That helped the Raiders take set 1 25-19.
The Raiders put another strong step forward in set 2 as Anna Primavera for the momentum rolling with 3 early kills. Abby George also started to make her presence felt in the middle. Jenna Barbessi gathered 5 kills in the set and the Raiders took it 25-16.
In the 3rd set the Raiders passing started to struggle a bit which lead to more attack errors. Almost half of the Raiders total attack errors came in set 3. Niles took advantage. They took set 3 17-25.
The Raiders refocused in the 4th set, as Abby George and Emily Irons both got a couple kills to swing the momentum back to the Raiders side. An Anna Primavera ace, along with strong serving getting Niles out of system gave the Raiders a big lead that they would never let go. The Raiders dominated set 4 25-14.
The Raiders hit .167 overall as a team. They had 9 different players record a kill. Jenna Barbessi lead the offense with 13 kills, she also had a dig. Anna Primavera with 9 kills and 7 digs. Abby George with 7 kills on the night. Drew Feren had 21 assists and 4 digs, also a kill. Emily Irons with 15 assists 7 kills and 6 digs. Mary Kuhns had 11 digs 5 aces and 2 kills.
Raiders will return to action Thursday as they travel to Lakeview who leads the NE8.