RACINE, Ohio — The Southern volleyball team will be advancing to the sectional final after defeating Belpre in three games Monday night in Charles W. Hayman Gymnasium.
The Lady Tornadoes took the first game of the night 25-10, before taking the second game 26-24 and the third game 25-23.
Jansen Wolfe led the SHS service attack with 11 points, followed by Katie Jenkins and Alison Deem with nine points apiece. Baylee Hupp had eight points, Darien Diddle recorded seven, and Jordan Huddleston closed out the Lady Tornadoes scoring with five points.
Hupp and Celestia Hendrix had five kills to pace the Lady Tornadoes at the net, while Wolfe, Diddle and Huddleston each had four. Hannah Hill, Madison Maynard and Deem each finished with one kill. Wolfe led Southern with 10 assists on the night, followed by Jenkins had nine. Huddleston led SHS with 16 digs, while Wolfe had two blocks to led the net defense. Diddle and Maynard each finished with one block.
Cheyenne Henderson led the Lady Golden Eagles with 15 service points, while Brianna Owen had seven. Loren Elliott and Kirsten Hannah each finished with three points, Taryn Carr had two and Netanya Wagenheim finished with one point to close out the BHS total. Belpre’s net attack was led by Carr with nine kills, while Owen had 14 assists on the night.
The Lady Tornadoes are now 3-0 against Belpre this season. Southern will be looking for its first sectional title since 2005 Thursday when the Lady Tornadoes travel to face Eastern.