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Highland’s Brogin Denman spikes the ball to win the second set in the Scots’ sectional semifinal against Brookhaven. Highland won in straight sets.
Highland’s Brogin Denman spikes the ball to win the second set in the Scots’ sectional semifinal against Brookhaven. Highland won in straight sets. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
October 17, 2012 11:11 am EDT

 

SPARTA — The Highland Scots, hosting their Division II sectional semifinal volleyball tournament game, were all business as they rolled over the visiting Brookhaven Bearcats.

The Scots won, 25-2, 25-13, 25-13, in first round OHSAA tournament action on Tuesday.

“We didn’t know a lot about them,” said Highland coach Rob Terrill. “It’s just a different style of play from their league (Columbus City League) to our league. We were able to control the game from the beginning and get that first game under our belts so we could just get a good pass, set the ball, crush the ball and keep it going.”

The Scots had strong hitting from Kam Terry (18 kills and six aces) and Megan Oder (five aces) along with solid serving from Lexi Winklefoos (nine aces) and Heather Thacker (four kills) to dominate the first set. Thacker, who has been playing for the past two weeks since coming back from an ACL tear, is just happy that she has been able to contribute in the most important part of the season.

“It’s great, especially being my senior year and everything,” said Thacker. “I love everyone on my team and it’s great to be able to play with them again. I’ve watched them grow all season and it’s really nice to actually be a part of it now. I cheered them on all season, but it is much easier to be a leader when you can be out there cheering them on.”

It also takes some of the load off high-scoring Terry and puts more leadership on the court.

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