Preble Shawnee picks up momentum heading into OHSAA tournament play


CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee volleyball team picked up two wins on Monday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday Oct. 6 as the team builds momentum heading into the OHSAA tournament.

The first win came on the road at Dayton Christian. The Arrows won in straight sets, 25-19, 25-18 and 26-24.

Head coach Kristi Cottingim said her team looked tired after homecoming weekend, but was able to battle through three sets and picked up an important non-league win as tournament play looms.

Elise Walker and Kylie Mikesell led the team in kills, each picking up ten. Malorie Plaugher added six kills and a team-leading 13 digs.

Miranda Chaney had a great serving night with nine aces and 21 service points.

Madison Elkins had another error-free night at the net, hitting for .500 kill percentage, while Savannah Lynch picked up 12 assists.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the team battled Northridge at home, picking up another straight-set victory.

The team won 25-7, 25-13 and 25-6 to grab a conference victory over the Polar Bears.

Walker led the team with eight kills while Kassy Wilson led from the service line with eight aces and 22 service points.

Lynch had another strong night, picking up four aces and 14 service points.

The Arrows are moving closing to a .500 record as they now sit at 8-11 overall and 5-5 in SWBL play.

The Arrows also received the 10th seed in the Brookville sectional which Cottingim described as an “appropriate” seed for the team which has been improving all season long.

“The first two rounds are going to be about which very good teams come ready to play,” Cottingim said. “If we keep progressing as we have and are ready to play, we should do very well. I am happy with how we have developed over the season, and I’m excited to see what we do.”

The team takes on Tri-County North on Monday, Oct. 12, hosts Middletown-Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and travels to Milton-Union on Thursday, Oct. 15.

By Austin Schmidt

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