Against Patrick Henry, Pettisville came out of the gate ablaze, taking the first game 25-15. Game 2 was a close battle, with the Lady Blackbirds dropping the set 23-25. The shift in momentum continued in game 3, and the Pettisville girls lost by a margin of 15-25.
Pettisville’s Dana Fricke made an impressive 11 kills in the match, also making an ace. Jordyn Pursel also proved vital to the Blackbirds with 9 kills, 7 digs, and 2 aces. Kate Kauffman made things easy for her fellow Blackbirds with her 14 assists, along with 2 aces and 1 kill.
The Lady Blackbirds started strong in their second match as well, this time against Columbus Grove. They won the first set 25-20. Game 2 was just as competitive, but went against the Blackbirds by a score of 21-25. Patrick Henry pulled away a bit in the third set, handing Pettisville a 16-25 defeat.
Pursel led the way for the Lady Blackbirds with 8 kills to go with her 5 digs and 3 aces. Fricke also nailed 8 kills, also serving 2 aces and making 3 blocks. Stephanie Hubby had an astounding 22 digs for the Lady Blackbirds as well. Kauffman again set her teammates up with 10 assists on the day.