EAST LIVERPOOL OH- Beaver Local, fresh off an emotional senior night win on Monday, welcomed the Brooke Bruins to town looking for their 8th straight victory. Following a slow start the Beavers recovered extending the win streak to eight in 4 sets 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-19.
The Beavers were challenged from the opening serve by the Bruins. Brooke took full advantage of Beaver Local miscues racing out to an early 13-6 advantage. Playing behind a strong front line attack Brook put away the Beavers in the first set 25-21. The Red & White secured wins in sets two & three going point for point with the Bruins in both sets before putting away the visitors in the 4th and final set.
Impressed with their opponent Head Coach Sarah Lowe gave respect to the Bruins “This is definitely one of the strongest Brooke teams we have seen in a long time.” The hitters for Beaver Local were challenged all night by the blocking and defensive coverage of the Bruins. The Beavers offensive attack, too good to keep quiet, did make their presence known. Brooke Talbot continued her strong senior campaign with 9 kills, 9 assists. Elizabeth Kolkowski and Grace Hill each added 6 kills respectively. Emma Joseph contributed to the offense with 24 assists. The defense for the Beavers came to the forefront on this night.
Led by Kodi Kinsey with 19 digs, joined by Leah Riccardo’s 12 and Bailey Bowersock’s 10 digs apiece. Kinsey made a highlight defensive play in the 4th set that left everyone talking following the game. The senior Kinsey knew they were in a game from the start “In close games like that we have to play our hearts out and hustle to everything. I couldn’t be happier with the way we played as well as the outcome.”
The Beavers (13-1) hit the road for 4 straight games starting with a trip to Wintersville visiting Indian Creek on Thursday.
*Contributed By YSN’s Chris Sigler