(September 30th, 2014)-WEST UNITY: As the Bombers of Edon arrived at Hilltop’s gym, the Lady Cadets knew it would be a challenge to defend their home court.
Sporting a 12-5 record overall, with a 6-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference, the Lady Bombers have established themselves as a force in the area. That being said, the Lady Cadets didn’t back down, battling the visiting girls of Edon until the end of the match.
Edon got off to a strong start, taking game 1 25-16, though the Cadets began to find their stride late into the set. Taking Edon beyond the 25 point mark in game 2, Hilltop just barely lost the set 24-26. The Lady Bombers pulled away late in the third game, winning the set and the match 25-17.
Nicole Newell served as Edon’s workhorse, leading the team with 16 digs and 11 kills. The Bombers would have struggled mightily if not for the 18 assists provided by Alex Kiess, who also managed to contribute 6 digs, 4 kills, and an ace.
Baylee Schmitt offered the Cadets a team-leading 11 assists to go along with her 5 digs and 2 kills. Cierra Grant made 9 digs, 7 kills, and a block in the loss as well. Veronica Roth added 13 digs and 4 kills to the Cadet effort.