Corry and Iroquois played a marathon match last night — just in one game.
The visiting Lady Braves won out in four games but it was game two that stole the thunder.
The Lady Beavers won that long game, 32-30 — you have to win by two points when you reach 25.
However, Iroquois took game one, 25-15, and games three and four, 25-14, 25-13.
“I was very proud of the girls in game 2, after losing the first game, we played the longest game of the season,” noted coach Kelly Goodsel. “That is the longest game I’ve been associated with and was very fun to coach and watch.
“I am guessing for the girls that this is a game that they will remember for quite a while,” he claimed. “With the score tied 24, we fought off six game-point serves to get to 30-30 and then, on two key serves by Molly Jordan, we were able to put the game away.
“I thought Iroquois’ float serves were very effective and our passes just weren’t on target as much as they have been in the last few matches,” Goodsel reported. “Poor to average passing results in our sets almost always going high and outside, which gives the defense time to set up and typically results in a dig and an offensive attack for the opposing team.”
Emily Greer had another solid match ending with seven kills, a 0.222 hitting percentage, four blocks, nine digs and solid serve reception.
Kristen Dennis and Jordan did a nice job setting with nine and eight assists, respectively.
“Defensively we continue to improve with 69 total digs,” noted Goodsel. Tabitha Jaggi had 18, Sammi Mitchell with 15 and Shana Merkle 11. Sophomore Karlie Bailey had some key plays on the right side with three kills and two assists.
Corry falls to 3-8 in the region and 5-8 overall, Iroquois standing 6-5 and 8-6 all told.
The Lady Beavers won the JV match 25-20, 20-25, 15-8.
“We played another competitive match with Iroquois, our serving and hitting were too much for them,” said coach Danielle Bailey.
Kayla Stover, Janele Greer and Karlie Bailey led the team in kills off sets by Taylor Roth who had nine assists. Four players had multiple serving aces: Brittany Zajac (three), Sara Beth Weber, Bailey and Stover (all two).
“It wasn’t our best match this year, but we are glad we got the victory,” said Bailey.
The busy week continues with a game at Fort LeBoeuf on Thursday. The 1st annual spaghetti dinner fundraising is Friday in the high school cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 p.m.