Lady Defenders sweep Hannan


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Ohio Valley Christian sophomore Chasity Deckard (14) bumps a ball in the air as teammate Cori Hutchison (26) looks on during Game 3 of Thursday night’s non-conference volleyball contest against Hannan in Gallipolis, Ohio.


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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — More of the same, both ways around.

The Ohio Valley Christian remained unbeaten and claimed a season sweep of over winless Hannan Thursday night during a 25-11, 25-6, 25-15 decision in a non-conference match in the Old French City.

The Lady Defenders (17-0) trailed 1-0 and 4-1 early on in Game 1, but the hosts reeled off 11 of the next 14 points for a 12-7 edge and never looked back en route to a 14-point win and a 1-0 match lead.

The Lady Cats (0-13) trailed all the way through Game 2, but the guests managed to close to within 4-3 before OVCS strung together 19 consecutive points on the serve of Katie Westfall — giving the hosts a 23-3 edge.

HHS scored three of the final five points, but ultimately ran out of time as Ohio Valley Christian claimed a 19-point win and a 2-0 match edge.

Both teams took turns trading leads out to a five-all tie, but OVCS followed with four consecutive points and went on to cruise to a 10-point win and a straight-game decision.

The Lady Defenders also claimed a season sweep of HHS following a 25-13, 25-15, 25-21 win in Ashton back on September 8.

Westfall led the OVCS service attack with 21 points, followed by Cori Hutchison with 15 points and Katie Bradley with 10 points.

Makala Sizemore and Emily Childers were next with five points apiece, while Marcie Kessinger also added one point. Westfall recorded a team-best 14 aces, while Bradley and Hutchison also had four aces each for the victors.

Westfall led the net attack with eight kills and Bradley added six kills. Childers and Hutchison also had four and three kills, respectively, for the hosts.

Pam Ochs and Josie McCoy paced Hannan with four points apiece, followed by Hailey White with three points. Kassidee Bush, Cassidy Duffer and Kelsey DeVries also had a point each.

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Ohio Valley Christian sophomore Chasity Deckard (14) bumps a ball in the air as teammate Cori Hutchison (26) looks on during Game 3 of Thursday night’s non-conference volleyball contest against Hannan in Gallipolis, Ohio.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.9-OVCS-Deckard.jpgOhio Valley Christian sophomore Chasity Deckard (14) bumps a ball in the air as teammate Cori Hutchison (26) looks on during Game 3 of Thursday night’s non-conference volleyball contest against Hannan in Gallipolis, Ohio. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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