Lady Wave Defeats West Carrollton In Straight Sets

Greenville Lady Wave Volleyball earns fourth consecutive win downing Lady Pirates 3-0

Lizzie Shaffer (L) and Brooke Schmidt (R) go for a Greenville block in Lady Wave 3-0 win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave won its fourth consecutive volleyball match of the season taking the visiting West Carrollton Lady Pirates in three straight sets.

Skylar Bryson slams one of her 8 kills in Lady Wave MVL win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo

“We encourage confidence and having fun,” said Greenville head coach, Michelle Hardesty. “It makes wins happen when they’re happy and they all work together. Our hitters thank our setters and our setters thank our passers – it’s a well-rounded team right now.”

Greenville’s Kindyl Peltz makes a set for GHS in the Lady Wave win over West Carrollton Lady Pirates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave struggle early in the opening set with the score tied at 9-9 before closing out on a 16-2 run to go up 1-0 with a 25-11 win.

“They came out a little tight with serve receive but once we scored that first point they really seemed to turn it on,” Hardesty stated. “We need to play at a higher level and they did well with that tonight.”

Greenville wasted little time disposing of the Lady Buccaneers in set No. 2 more than doubling up on the visitors 25-10 to lead 2-0.

Brooke Schmidt drills one of her 13 kills in conference win over visiting West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Set No. 3 had the Lady Wave bolting out to a 15-5 advantage bringing wholesale substitution from the bench in a 25-12 third set MVL win.

“We had 15 aces and very few errors on our serves,” Hardesty said. “We kept the ball in play for most of the night or ended it with termination on a kill. The outside and right side hitters came through tonight with very few errors.”

Kyndall Burke nails one of her 4 Lady Wave kills in 3-0 win over Lady Pirates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We have Brooke Schmidt in the middle, a junior and even late in the match we were able to bring in some of our freshmen” added Hardesty. “Avery Ship is tall, she matches Brooke at height and got her some playing time and got a couple kills.”

With the win the Lady Wave improve to 6-3 with two losses coming to undefeated Tippecanoe and Butler and the third to once beaten Arcanum.

“We got those three losses against three really great teams,” Coach Hardesty noted. “I feel like we are progressively getting better. We’re learning from those losses and the other teams that are challenging us this year. I look for them to keep progressing throughout the season.”

Olivia Flatter goes strong to the net for one of her 5 kills in Greenville 3-0 win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)


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