CALCUTTA - Apparently the Beavers did not forget about their season opening loss to the Bears.
Beaver Local got a bit of redemption on Monday as they defeated Oak Glen, 3-1.
The Beavers played inspired volleyball an won the match by scores of 22-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20.
The Beavers celebrate their victory over the Bears on Monday in Calcutta. (Photo by Paul Edgar)
"We started off strong then we had a let up," Beaver Local coach Sarah Lowe said. "Oak Glen is a great team. We knew they would battle back."
The win moves the Beavers to 7-3 on the season.
"It took us until the middle of the second set to gain our confidence,"?Lowe said. "From that point on, they really pulled together as a team."
The loss is only Oak?Glen's second of the year as they now stand at 13-2.
"Our passing was off and our serving was inconsistent," Oak Glen coach Ethel Riser said. "And we played tough competition. But, when you don't pass well, you can't get your offense going and you get tired of playing defense all night.
"Passing and serving, that was the difference."
The Beavers were led in points by Ali Buchheit who finished with 18 to go along with five aces, six digs, 18 assists, four kills and four blocks.
"Something sparked a fire in these girls,"?Lowe said. "It was one of our biggest blocking nights ever with 31."
Laini Roberts paced the Beavers in the digs department with 18, and also added 15 points, one ace, four assists, one kill and one block.
"We had some great defensive work,"?Lowe said. "And when it came down to the wire, our setters moved the ball nicely and got our hitters into great position."
Tannar Dolhun led Beaver?Local with 11 blocks to go along with one dig and six kills.
Nevada Dobbs was the big hitter on the day finishing with 17 kills, four points, one ace, six digs and 10 blocks.
For Oak Glen, Lacee Porter led with 10 points and added seven kills and one block.
"Give credit to Oak Glen," Lowe said.?"I expect to see them back in the state finals again this year."
Sydney Kell paced the Bears in assists with eight and also had seven points, one kill and three blocks.
Vanessa Hissam led Oak Glen in kills with 10 to go along with nine points and one block.
Jessica Stivason had the most digs for the Bears with 25, and also added six kills and five blocks.
Morgan Poling finished with three points, six kills, five blocks and eight digs.
In junior varsity action, Beaver?Local won, 25-21, 25-15.
The Beavers (8-2) were led by Courtney Messenger with nine points and Sam Kendall with eight.
For Oak Glen, Toni Powell led with eight points and Kenzie Rosenlieb added three.
The Beavers will host Hubbard today, while Oak Glen will play at East Liverpool in a tri-match that also includes Weir.