(October 2nd 2014)-PIONEER: It can be a tall order hosting the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds, especially for their Buckeye Border Conference competition. This was the task bestowed upon the Lady Eagles of North Central on Thursday.
Thanks to Jordyn Pursel and her 12 kills, 10 digs, and 3 aces, the Lady Blackbirds controlled the road match throughout. Earning game 1 with a 25-10 win, Pettisville took game 2 as well, 25-6. With no complacency whatsoever, the Blackbirds won game 3 25-11 to claim the match.
With 10 kills, 8 digs, 6 kills, and an ace, Dana Fricke played a vital role in the Blackbird victory. Stephanie Hubby’s 20 digs and Kate Kauffman’s 15 assists set the stage for Pursel and Fricke to attack the net all evening long.
Keely Shaw worked the net for the Lady Eagles, recording 4 blocks and 2 kills. Adding 5 assists, Rachel Oxender served as the lynchpin of the North Central attack. Teammate Alyssa Swank connected on 8 passes and had 4 digs in the losing effort.