By Bob Evans
October 28, 2013
ST. CLAIRSVILLE: A scrappy and determined Meadowbrook volleyball team gave the Lady Warriors all they wanted and then some in the Division II district final last Thursday night at St. Clairsville.
The Lady Colts won the first match and led for much of the second game before the Warriors could get control and win in four sets 18-25, 25-21, 25-11 and 25-13 to come away with the district championship.
“We struggled at the beginning,” said head coach Amanda Tressa. “We had some mental mistakes on our side and lost the first set because of it. Once we settled in, we were able to play our game.”
It has been 10 years since a Carrollton volleyball team has won a district championship.
“It is amazing to be district champs,” Tressa noted. “I am so happy for these girls. It is something they have never experienced and have worked hard all season to get to this point.”
With the win, the Warriors improve to 22-3 for the season. The 22 wins is the most ever by a Carrollton volleyball team.
They will return to the court Thursday night in the Zanesville Division II regional semifinal against undefeated and No. 4 ranked Dover at 7:30 p.m. at Zanesville High School.
“Dover is going to be a competitive match for us,” Tressa said. “They have a very strong offense. We need to start off strong and jump on top from the beginning.”
The winner will play either Bishop Hartley or Jonathan Adler, who play in the upper bracket game at 6 p.m.
Offensively for the Warriors, senior outside hitter Addie Davis recorded 15 points, including two aces, and junior setter Kelsey Voll recorded 33 assists.
Sophomore defensive specialist Kady Davis led the defense with 22 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Ali Poole had 18 kills and sophomore middle blocker Roz Pridemore three solo blocks.
The All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference and District V teams were announced last week.
Being named All-NBC were Borland and Voll, first team; Poole, second team and Kady Davis and Becca Grunder, honorable mention.
In District V, Borland earned first team honors, Voll second team and Addie Davis honorable mention honors.