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RESERVE SURVIVES AND ADVANCES

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

COLUMBIANA OH- Western Reseeve had to dig deep on Wednesday night to fight off a scrappy Brookfield team. Being up 2-0 quickly turned into having to win a fifth and decisive set. It was the Blue Devils serving in the fifth though that separated them enough to pull it out. Back to back aces gave them a key 3 point lead in the middle of the set. (25-17 25-17 17-25 28-30 15-8)

Lisa Eichert put on show finishing with a double double. She collected 16 kills, and 12 digs. Alyvia Hughes wouldn’t be outdone. She also got a double double with 18 kills, and 17 digs. Gianna Paris was the third Blue Devil to turn in a double double. She finished with 28 assists, 12 digs, and also served up 5 aces.

Western Reserve advances to the district championship game where they’ll meet conference rival Mineral Ridge. That match is slated for Saturday at 1:00 at Columbiana.

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