DEFIANCE – The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds and the Ayersville Lady Pilots got reacquainted on the evening of October 22. Their first meeting came on August 29 at The Birdcage in Pettisville, a meeting that saw Ayersville leaving town with a four set loss.
On October 22 though, the two teams met as D-IV Sectional Champions in the opening round of District play. Hoping for a shot at the District title and a better outcome than that afforded to them in August, the Lady Pilots came up with neither. The Lady Blackbirds were able to overcome powerful play from their opponents, while Stephanie Hubby, Emily Hubby and Dana Fricke inflicted damage sufficient enough to send Ayersville home with a three-set sweeping, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-22.
Stephanie Hubby landed a half-dozen aces, adding 23 digs for Pettisville, with Emily Hubby adding 10 digs and a dozen kills. Sarah Christiansen posted 8 digs, Amber Klopfenstein had a dig, 2 kills and 2 blocks, and Jordyn Pursel had 6 digs and 8 kills.
Dana Fricke came away with an ace, 3 digs, 16 kills and 2 blocks, Kate Kauffman had 6 digs and 17 assists, and Brooke Waidelich had an ace, 4 digs and 20 assists.