CANFIELD, OH- The South Range Volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday night with a 4 set loss to Boardman (21-25 14-25 25-22 18-25).
The first set started off back and forth but Boardman was always able to keep at least a one-point lead. Then the Spartans went on a long rally in the middle of the set to take a big enough lead to escape with a four-point win.
The Spartans completely controlled set number 2. They used their speed on the middle block to expose soft spots in the Raiders defense. The Spartans had all the momentum and cruised to a 2-0 match lead.
The Raiders showed tremendous toughness in set number three getting out to a big lead, and keeping it. They pushed to set point 24-17, but Boardman refused to go away. They rattled off 5 points in a row. The Raiders still took the set 25-22 but the Spartans grabbed much-needed momentum.
After dropping the third set Boardman came out in the fourth with intensity. A big 5-0 rally to put them up 13-8 was all they needed to control the clinching set. The Raiders struggled to hit in the set, with a percentage of .052.
Anna Primavera lead the Raiders in kills with 7 and added 3 digs. Izzy Lamparty was a walk at the net, grabbing 15 blocks, also having 5 kills and 2 digs. Emily Irons finished with 19 assists, 3 kills, and 3 digs. Reagan Irons lead the way defensively with 12 digs. Maria Primavera also had 8.
Raiders return to action Thursday night as they host Poland.