The Wildcats home opener in historic Struthers Fieldhouse saw them go 5 sets with The Lady Raiders of Warren Harding.
The Wildcats jumped ahead to take a quick 2 set advantage. Winning set 1 (25-9) and set 2 (25-19). But The Raiders came roaring back, evening the sets up at two apiece, with a couple of 25-19 victories in Sets 3 and 4.
The Wildcats had their backs against the wall, with The Raiders holding as much as a 9-3 advantage in set number 5. But this resilient bunch of WIldcats battled their way back, evening the 5th set by a score 12-12.
Up 14-12, needing a kill. Harding set a free ball over the net down 14-12. Le’ayshia Corinaldi dug it out, Mickey Taaffe set it up for Mikala Simpkins-Perez. Ballgame.
Warren Harding looks to host Youngstown East in game 3. As Struthers looks at a tough game 2 matchup with fellow NE8 foe in The South Range Raiders
Postgame Interview With Millie Manning
Postgame Interview With Mikala Simpsons-Perez:
*Contributed By Ty Bartell