OAKWOOD — The Eaton volleyball team defeated Southwestern Buckeye League foe Oakwood in three sets 25-15, 25-16, 28-26, on Thursday, Sept. 8.
The victory was much needed as the Eagles were coming off back-to-back losses to Bellbrook and Monroe in league play.
Eaton suffered its second loss of the season at Monroe on Thursday, Sept. 8 in straight sets, falling 25-15, 25-13, and 25-21.
Eaton coach Parker Fields credited the win over Oakwood to his team ability to stay focused and mentally tough.
“We’ve worked really hard on staying mentally tough and focused on taking each point for what it is worth,” Fields said. “We did a better job in serve receive and stayed aggressive throughout the night in our attack.”
Senior setter Emma McKinney had 42 assists on the night.
“McKinney distributed the ball just about as well as she has been doing throughout her career, and I attribute that to our passing,” said Fields.
Junior Ariel Richardson registered 18 kills and 13 digs. Sophomore Maley Tinstman had 12 digs and senior Stacia Weathington had 12 kills.
“Richardson bounced back nicely with a double double,” said Fields. “And Weathington did well attacking from the left side and took advantage of the holes that Oakwood’s rotation defense was giving us. Alysa Sorrell was a nice addition defensively and in serve receive.”
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Lady Eagles were soundly defeated by Roger Bacon, from the Greater Catholic League, in three sets, 28-26, 25-10, and 25-12.
Eaton is now 5-3 overall, and 2-2 in the Southwestern Division of the SWBL. They were scheduled to play on Tuesday, Sept. 13 against Southwestern Division foe Brookville. The Eagles are to host Hamilton Ross on Thursday then travel to Lima Bath on Saturday.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH
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