MORGANTOWN — The College Excessive College volleyball crew fell wanting the OVAC 5A volleyball match championship with a 3-1 defeat to visiting Warren (Oh.) Wednesday evening on Baker’s Ridge.
After combating laborious for an opening-set victory 25-22, the Hawks (18-6-2) appeared to lose some rhythm and a little bit of focus as expensive errors piled up on the best way to a few straight set losses 25-13, 25-22 and 25-16.
The Warriors (17-3) responded nicely after dropping the opening set, one by which they took the benefit halfway via after factors had been traded all the best way as much as 10-10 on the scoreboard.
Warren took the following three factors to power a UHS timeout and continued to guide by three at 17-14 after the break in play.
The Hawks fought again to steal a lead at 18-17 and power the guests right into a timeout of their very own after being denied the possibility to increase a lead. As soon as once more, factors had been traded and the rating was locked at 22-all however UHS can be the crew to return out victorious by scoring 4 out of the ultimate 5 factors to take a 1-0 benefit within the match.
“We appeared like we had been doing the whole lot proper,” UHS head coach Nick Lusk mentioned of the opening set. “They responded nicely early on after which after that, it was like we had been simply going via the motions.”
The second set started tight with Warren main 6-4, however the lead saved rising regularly bigger because the set went on. Trailing 10-8, UHS had a chance to do as they did within the opening set and seize some momentum. Nonetheless, some psychological errors and expensive errors on each offense and protection labored towards the Hawks.
The lead grew from 13-9 to 16-10, and finally 19-12 because the Warriors’ entrance line started to settle into the match and make a distinction on their strategy to a 25-13 victory within the second set that evened the match at one set every.
“One factor we’ve finished nicely all season is sticking to our sport and who we’re,” Warren head coach Ann Skufca mentioned. “We are available in with a sport plan and attempt to execute that. Typically that wants a bit modification however this crew works collectively nicely they usually have willpower which is one factor you’ll be able to’t actually train.”
The third set started because the second ended with the Warriors shortly incomes factors and constructing a lead, this time at eight factors 15-7. UHS appeared unorganized on protection however after a timeout, responded by profitable the following 11 out of 13 factors and slicing the deficit to only one at 17-16 forcing a timeout from the guests. Warren responded nicely out of the timeout and after taking three straight factors, slammed the door shut on the UHS comeback.
“We simply got here out flat and there have been loads of points,” Lusk mentioned. “It wasn’t only one factor, there have been various issues that we couldn’t appear to take care of or determine. Their huge hitters up entrance had been taking part in nicely however the drop from one set to the following was one thing we have now to determine shortly.”
After trailing early within the fourth set 6-2, the Hawks had been unable to chop the deficit to smaller than 4 because the Warriors took the fourth set 25-16 and the match 3-1 in units.
Warren will transfer on to face Morgantown within the OVAC 5A championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union Native Excessive College in Belmont, Ohio.