Arcanum downs Lady Wave

GREENVILLE – The Arcanum Lady Trojans improved to 7-3 on the season with a 3-0 win over the Lady Wave in a Monday night non-conference matchup.

“We played extremely hard tonight and fought for every point,” said Arcanum Coach Macey O’Dell. “We’re playing well as a team, we are getting the job done as a team.”

“They did really good,” Coach Dowd said of Arcanum’s play. “They were scrappy, they are smart players.”

The two Darke County teams opened set one tied at 4-4 before the Lady Trojans moved out to a 10-5 advantage with Greenville battling back to trail 20-17.

“At first I thought we looked great,” stated Greenville Coach Chelsea Dowd. “We were playing together as a team, we were communicating well and people were trusting each other on the court.”

The Arcanum girls would go on to take the first set 25-20 and lead 1-0 on the night.

Set two had the Lady Trojans scoring early and often to lead 6-0 before GHS would get on the board to trail 6-3.

Arcanum score eight unanswered points to lead 14-3 and go on to a 25-11 second set win.

“We get down a few points and we think there is no way to come back,” Dowd said. “We have to find a way to move on past the points that we don’t get early on and then work together even more as a team to push forward. We have to find a way to play together as a team through all the ups and all the downs,”

The Lady Trojans put the game away early in the third set pushing out to a 12-4 advantage and go on to lead 20-7 before a the Lady Wave scored four consecutive points to trail 24-14. Arcanum scored the final point of the night to take set three 25-14 and win the match by a 3-0 score.

“They all did so well,” O’Dell said of the Lady Trojans’ play. “My two outsides had a ton of kills. Audrey (Heiser) and Camille (Pohl) both led the team in kills. Jenna Haney killed it at the net on blocks tonight, and then Elle (Siculan) my only setter – she runs ragged and does one heck of a job, but it was a team effort tonight.”

“I think it will take one good win for us before we really feel like we can do it,” Dowd stated. “I tell the girls I know they can and somewhere I know they know they can too, but we got to get it out there, we got leave it all on the floor or else we leave disappointed like we are tonight.”

“It’s enjoyable to play the other Darke County teams,” Dowd concluded. “It’s a good little rivalry – that is nice.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Arcanum sophomore Audrey Heiser picks up one of her many kills for the Lady Trojans in win over Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)


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