Edon And Edgerton Girls Experience Passion Of Rivalry Firsthand

(October 2nd, 2014)-EDGERTON: No one wants to be on the losing end of a rivalry game.

Sure, losing in general is a horrible ordeal for any athlete, but there is an extra layer of disappointment to facing defeat at the hands of one’s most hated enemy. A layer they don’t even know exists until coming to the brink of experiencing it first hand.

That was the situation in which Edon found themselves against Edgerton.

An early loss in the match had the Lady Bombers playing catch up early, as they fell in game 1 22-25. Game 2 saw the girls from Edon even the series out with a 25-15 win. Again, however, the Lady Bulldogs were able to take a 25-22 victory, this time in the third set. Not willing to suffer that most awful of defeats, Edon took the next two sets, 25-19 and 15-12 respectively to claim the match and defeat their rival.

Balance is the word to best describe the performance of Alex Kiess, as the Edon girl had 15 kills, 23 assists, and 9 digs. Teammate Kaela Gearhart was busy setting her teammates up all evening, recording an astounding 32 assists in addition to 3 digs and an ace. Leading the Bombers in both kills and digs was Nicole Newell with 15 and 13, respectively.

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