BLACKSVILLE — The Mason-Dixon convention match concluded on Thursday evening in Blacksville with two local-area faculties battling within the championship as Clay Battelle and Trinity Christian met within the finals.
The Warriors downed the Cee-Bees 3-2 to seize the title.
C-B and South Harrison opened the night within the first of two semifinals. The Hawks ended the Cee-Bees season within the regional last in 2022 and though this wasn’t a season-ending match, every crew fought prefer it may very well be their final.
The Cee-Bees received the opening two units 25-11 and 25-12 after trailing early on in every and jumped out to a 2-0 lead within the match. Constructive responses in each units after giving up a lead allowed the hosts to take an necessary set lead going into the third.
Within the third set, it will be SH to make a comeback as C-B shot out to a 13-3 lead and appeared to be headed towards a sweep however a 13-4 run pressured a timeout from the hosts as their lead vanished to only one level, 17-16. The Hawks didn’t permit the huddle to alter something, nevertheless, and obtained again into the match with a 25-19 victory in set three.
The Hawks carried their momentum into the fourth set and jumped out to a lead halfway by way of, 14-11. It grew to 18-12, forcing a timeout for the Cee-Bees as they confronted a fifth and last set in the event that they couldn’t flip it round quickly.
The timeout labored of their favor although, closing the match out with a 13-4 run that secured a spot within the championship match. The Cee-Bees received the fourth set 25-22 and the match 3-1.
Within the second semifinal, Trinity Christian and Valley Excessive battled for the appropriate to satisfy the internet hosting Cee-Bees within the championship match of the Mason-Dixon convention volleyball match.
It was all TCS from the opening whistle because it earned a 3-0 sweep over the Lumberjills 25-14, 25-18, and 25-13 and establishing a gathering between the top-two seeds and Monongalia County foes. A mix of robust offense and a stable defensive effort noticed the Warriors preserve Valley in examine all through, denying any likelihood for a swing in momentum.
The ultimate match of the match started with every crew bringing excessive power and energy to the courtroom. The Cee-Bees loved an early lead 6-4 and continued to construct on it. Immediately, a 7-2 scoring run noticed the lead at 13-6.
The hosts wouldn’t look again within the first set, taking it 25-15 for an early benefit within the championship match.
The Warriors got here out of the break and jumped out to an early lead at 10-6 within the second set after dropping the primary, and by no means appeared again from that time. The Cee-Bees made a surge halfway by way of that reduce into the lead and compelled TCS right into a timeout, however the response out of the huddle was robust and the Warriors had been capable of preserve the hosts in examine and tie the match up 1-1 with a 25-17 win within the second set.
The top of the second set carried over into the third for the Warriors, leaping out to a 6-1 lead early on. The hole floated across the five-point mark for TCS for many of the set as any likelihood for C-B to steal momentum was denied. Regardless of getting as shut as three factors at 14-11, the hosts had been unable to beat the deficit and the Warriors took a 2-1 lead within the match after taking set three 25-14.
The Cee-Bees trailed early within the fourth set, needing to win to power a decisive fifth. They battled again to take a 14-11 lead that pressured TCS right into a timeout. C-B would proceed its momentum out of the timeout and maintain the lead of 2-3 factors for the remainder of the fourth set, ultimately profitable 25-20 and forcing a fifth set, performed to fifteen with the winner being topped Mason-Dixon convention match champions.
The 2 groups traded factors to open the fifth set however it will be TCS to interrupt the impasse and rating three straight to power a C-B timeout trailing 6-3.
The Warriors broke the huddle however held onto its momentum, grabbing two extra factors to steer 8-3. The Cee-Bees weren’t executed, nevertheless, and fired off three straight factors themselves to power TCS right into a timeout with the rating at 8-6 and giving themselves some life within the match.
After a timeout, the Cee-Bees drew stage at 9, flipping the momentum again of their favor. Nevertheless, simply as quick as C-B flipped the momentum, the Warriors did the identical. They closed the fifth set on a 6-1 scoring run to seize the championship over Clay Battelle within the last set of the match 15-10.