Squaws sweep Lady Jets vball
Jenni Baumer (15) swings with Bellmont's Sadie Alberson ready for the block. (Photo by Paul Yoder)
MONROE— Bellmont completed the sweep of Adams Central teams over the weekend after a dominating win in football Friday by besting the Lady Jets volleyball team in three 25-16, 25-22, 25-19.
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The night began on an interesting note with the two scheduled officials failing to show for one of the county's biggest rivalry matches. Long-time local officials Steve Mugg and Tony Bowman saved the day showing up as replacements and the games started albeit half an hour behind.
"We found Tony and Steve at the last minute and I was getting pretty nervous but they came through for us and the games went well," noted AC coach Ashley Beard in her third season at the helm.
While the match ended in a three-game sweep for the Squaws, it was anything but a cake walk for a Bellmont team now 3-0 after week one.
"We knew coming in it would be high energy being a rivalry but this is the best opponent we've seen so far," praised BHS coach Craig Krull. "We just maintained what we knew we were better at and it helped us in the win."
The Jets began the night riding the momentum of a packed crowd taking a 6-1 advantage early in game one. The Squaws would settle down, however, tying the game at 9-9 on a pair of AC errors in a row.
"It took us awhile but once we got into our rhythm we had AC on their heels with our jump serving," noted Krull. "It's one of the big things that will help us be successful."
Meghan Manley's tip point tied the game at 10-10, then the Squaws held a 13-11 lead and would not relinquish the advantage the rest of the game. After the Jets made it 14-13 Squaws on a Jenni Baumer return that hit the net and fell straight down, Bellmont strung off 11 of the next 14 points to take the first set and the momentum.