Talawanda volleyball opens week with wins
Talawanda’s varsity girls’ volleyball team opened the week with two matches, one non-conference matchup and one key Southwest Ohio Conference contest. The Lady Braves entered the week at 7-1 in the SWOC, just a half game ahead of Little Miami (7-2).
The Lady Braves travelled to Eaton on Monday, Oct. 3. The road game was the final of six straight matches away from their home court. Talawanda finished the stretch 5-1 after defeating Eaton in three games (25-12, 25-14, 25-15). Their lone loss during the those matches came at Little Miami.
On Tuesday, the team played in front of the home crowd, hosting Mount Healthy. The Owls came into the contest 0-9 in the SWOC and Talawanda dominated the match winning in three games (25-12, 25-16, 25-12).
The win keeps the Lady Braves on top of the SWOC standings at 8-1. Little Miami kept pace with Talawanda defeating Harrison on Tuesday, they are now 8-2.
Overall, Talawanda is 15-3. They were scheduled to finish the week at Edgewood on Thursday and at will be at home on Saturday against Graham.
Braves’ football to take on Mount Healthy
The Talawanda Braves’ football team will look to bounce back from last week’s loss to Harrison as they travel to Mount Healthy on Friday.
The Braves will have their work cut out for them as they face the Fighting Owls who are 6-0 on the season, 2-0 in Southwest Ohio Conference play. They are currently tied atop the SWOC standings with Edgewood who is also unbeaten in the conference.
The Braves jumped out to an early lead against Harrison last week — showing some of the momentum they had during their win over Little Miami in week five. But, Harrison was able to bounce back from an early 13-0 deficit to take the win.
“We did some really good things on both sides of the ball. All that we will build off of.” coach J.D. Vonderheide said after the loss.
“Although the loss was disappointing we are excited about the opportunity this Friday against Mount Healthy.”
The Braves, now 1-5 on the season, will play three of their final four games on the road. They will play their final home game on Friday, Oct. 14, hosting Edgewood. They finish the season at Northwest and Ross in the final two weeks.
Talawanda soccer hosts Eaton
The Talawanda boys’ soccer team hosted Eaton on Monday, Oct. 4, before playing two key SWOC matches.
The Braves gave up two goals in the first half against Eaton and lost the match, 3-1. The loss dropped their overall record to 7-4.
Following the Eaton match, Talawanda was scheduled to play a stretch of three SWOC opponents in their final four regular season games. They were scheduled to finish the week traveling to Northwest on Thursday and will host Little Miami on Saturday.
During the final week of the regular season, they will host Western Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and then play their SWOC finale at Ross on Thursday.
The Lady Braves soccer team defeated Northwest on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4-2. The SWOC win puts them at 2-3 in conference play. Little Miami is on top of the standings and remains unbeaten at 6-0.
The Lady Braves are 5-7-1 on the season. They were to play at home against Winton Woods on Thursday. They will finish the week at CHCS on Saturday.
(Some information provided by the Southwest Ohio Conference website.)