CENTERBURG — Still unbeaten. The Centerburg girls volleyball team continued their run through the Mid-Buckeye conference Tuesday, defeating Danville in straight games, 25-13 25-19 25-12.
“We gave them a lot of points, especially in that first and third games. A lot of errors, passing errors, serving errors,” Danville head coach Brad VanHoose said.
The Trojans (10-3, 10-0) got the fireworks started early, rattling off five straight points off of sophomore Stacy Fielding’s serves. They never gave up that lead, thanks to early aggressive play up front by sophomores Tristen Simpson and Lindsey Daniels.
“That first game, we played the way we could. The second game, not so much,” Centerburg head coach Ami Stevens said.
Danville (1-18, 0-11) charged back in the second game. Katie Walls hit a number of serves, including two aces, to lead the Blue Devils to an 8-point run. Walls ended her night with two kills, three digs and an assist. With Danville leading 12-7, the Blue Devils looked energized. But Centerburg wasn’t about to give up a game on their home court.
“I encouraged them to be aggressive, to not give up the easy passes,” VanHoose said.
“I told them they need to play their game. Danville was putting the ball in play, but we were just boinking it everywhere. A good team is a good team, always,” Stevens said.
And they became that good team. Simpson’s block of a spike by Emily Pew set off a 17-4 run for the Trojans. By that time, the Blue Devils were spent.