(October 21st, 2014)-DEFIANCE: With 15 kills, 5 digs, and 4 blocks, senior Dana Fricke’s efforts weren’t enough to lead the Pettisville girls past a tough Toledo Christian team.
From the very beginning, this match was highly competitive. The Lady Blackbirds were able to take game 1 25-23, giving them control of the series early. Toledo Christian would take it back, however, starting with game 2. In that second set, Pettisville fell in a tight 21-25 slug fest. Game 3 didn’t see a let down from either team, as the Blackbirds kept pace with their opponents from Toledo for most of the match. They ended up losing the set 17-25, though. With their season coming down to one more game, the Lady Blackbirds responded in kind. The set was extremely close, but Pettisville just couldn’t pull the comeback off, dropping the set 22-25.
Jordyn Pursel had a strong final outing for the black and white, making 16 kills, 12 digs, an assist, and an ace. Fellow Blackbird Stephanie Hubby racked up an impressive 35 digs to go along with her single kill and assist. Kate Kauffman put her teammates in position to succeed with her 22 assists, which she complimented with 7 digs, 6 kills, and 1 block.
Pettisville finishes their season at 19-6.