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Adena Downs Westfall For Volleyball Regional Title

(Warriors defeat Westfall 25-19, 25-19, 25-20)

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The Adena Warriors needed every weapon in their arsenal in order to overtake SVC rival Westfall (25-19, 25-19, 25-20) for the Division 3 Regional Volleyball Championship at Logan High School.

The win sends the Warriors to the State Semis at Wright State University Nutter Center, Friday at 2pm vs Independence. Adena improves to (25-2) while Westfall ends their season at (22-5), falling to the Warriors for a third time this season.

Final rally of Adena’s match win over Westfall

The match was close in each set, seeing Adena down 19-18 in Set #1, before closing on a 7-0 run for a 25-19 win.

Set #2 was even at 14-14, then saw Adena close on an 11-5 run for another 25-19 win and a (2-0) match lead.

(Photo: Westfall’s Hailey Young attacks vs Adena match at Logan)

In Set #3, Westfall led as late as 17-16, with both teams trading punches through Adena’s 20-19 lead, when the Warriors saw Jenna Martin come up with big blocks and kills down the stretch, including the match winner at 25-20, following a Hope Garrison dig of a Marissa Mullins rocket shot that made the final attack possible.

Jenna Martin led Adena with 12 kills, 1 solo block and 2 assisted blocks. Ellie Harper had 10 kills. Sydney Foglesong 9 kills, 1 solo and 1 assisted block. Hannah Burns 7 kills, Makenna Lovely 6 kills and 9 digs. Makaela Lovely 4 kills and 13 assists. Hope Garrison 18 assists and 13 digs. Camryn Carroll had 16 digs.

No stats were available for Westfall at press time.

(Photo: Hannah Burns and Syd Foglesong on the block- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

This will be Adena Volleyball’s 10th trip to the State Final Four (1975, 1976, 1982, 1993, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2021) The Warriors won state titles in 1975 and 1976, were runner-up in 1993 and 2009. Coach Laura Smith is taking her 7th team to the state tournament.

In Division 4 at Bloom Carroll High School, South Webster swept Newark Catholic to head to the Final Four (25-15, 25-22, 25-13). Adena handed South Webster their only loss this season.