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East Liverpool knocked out of tourney in straight sets

October 16, 2012
Salem News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Colts scored the first and last points of the match against the Potters.

The Meadowbrook volleyball team scored the first point and the last point of all three games en route to a 25-20, 25-21, 25-20, victory over East Liverpool Monday night in an Ohio Division II Eastern District Sectional Quarterfinal down at St. Clairsville High School.

With the loss, the Potters end the season at 13-10.

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East Liverpool’s Kylie Golden bumps the ball as Jordan Chupa (16) looks on Monday against Meadowbrook in a Division II?volleyball sectional in St. Clairsville. (Photo by Aaron Petchal)

"We won 13 games. That is a pretty good number," veteran East Liverpool head coach Bob Shansky said.

With the win, Meadowbrook advances to the sectional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night against Edison. Both the Colts and the Wildcats won OVAC tournament titles Saturday inside the Crimson Center down at Steubenville High School.

Monday's game was a rematch of the OVAC Class 4A Tournament Final. Meadowbrook defeated East Liverpool in three games, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, to win the title. Meadowbrook defeated Oak Glen in the semifinals, while East Liverpool defeated Union Local.

Edison defeated Indian Creek, 25-23, 27-25, in the semfinals before defeating Parkersburg South, 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, in the Class 5A Tournament Final.

Monday's match between the Potters and the Colts was similar to the one played Saturday. For the most part, both matches were back and forth affairs.

"It was a tough match," Shansky said. "Meadowbrook is having a really good year. They are well coached.

"The other day, the beat us in the middle. We knew that, so we made some adjustments. Today, they beat us outside. They have some good hitters, and we couldn't get our blocks up."

Individually for the Potters, Taylar Jordan delivered eight points, 34 sets, seven assists, 32 spikes and 12 kills, Morgan Campbell tallied 45 attacks and 13 kills and Jordyn Adkins added 62 sets and 20 assists.

Also, Jordan Chupa produced seven points, Caitlyn Davis collected 13 spikes and five kills and Kiara Cowart contributed seven attacks, three hits and two blocks.

All three games came down to the end.

The first game was tied at 12. Later, The Potters took a 20-19 advantage, but the Colts scored the final six points of the game to win the game by five.

The second game was similar to the first.

Meadowbrook led 6-3, but East Liverpool fought back to tie the game at 9. Later, it was tied at 13. The Colts slowly gained control of the game. In the end, Meadowbrook scored the final four points to win the game 25-21.

The third game was tied at 6 before the Colts seized control. The Potters trailed 19-13, but East Liverpool battled its way back into the match. In the end, Meadowbrook scored the final two points of the game to win the game and the match.

"I thought we were in every game, and then we would make two or three mistakes in a row," Shansky said. "You can't do that, but I really thought it could have gone either way."

Meadowbrook defeated Edison during the regular season in a match played on a Saturday afternoon in Byesville.

Big Red rallied to defeat Buckeye Local in five games in Mondays first quarterfinal match up. Big Red won the final two games of the match to record the victory.



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