By Drew Terhall
ARCANUM — Nothing like a match sport the week earlier than it’s formally match time. Franklin Monroe hosted Tri-Village for his or her final common season sport on Oct. 12 on Senior Night time.
The match had every little thing. Massive leads, lead modifications, momentum shifts and a detailed end. The Woman Patriots had been those to return out on high to win 3-2 over the Woman Jets in a 5 set match.
Tri-Village head coach Taylor Rawlings stated the match was like their season, it was up and down. However when it was up, they had been rolling.
“That has been our concern this entire season. We’ve form of been like a curler coaster. However after we play good, it appears to be like actually good. We’re beginning to get that scrappyness,” Rawlings stated.
Franklin Monroe began out with an 8-3 lead within the first set forcing a Tri-Village timeout. The Woman Patriots went on a 3-0 run to chop into the lead after the timeout.
They finally fought their means again to a 15-14 lead. With some sturdy hitting, the Woman Patriots received the primary set 25-20.
The roles reversed within the second set. The Woman Patriots got here out to a slim lead within the second set earlier than the Woman Jets stormed again. With their sturdy hitting, Franklin Monroe bought an 11-10 lead and expanded that result in 16-11.
The Woman Jets held sturdy and received the second set, 25-18.
Tri-Village had a 14-8 lead throughout the third set because the Woman Patriots hitters had the benefit on the time. After being down 19-13, Franklin Monroe shifted into one other gear.
They went on a 6-0 run to tie the sport late and had an opportunity to steal the set away from Tri-Village. The Woman Patriots didn’t falter and got here away with a 25-22 set win.
Each groups confirmed they might come again after sluggish begin to units, however each additionally confirmed they couldn’t overcome sluggish begins at instances.
Franklin Monroe head coach Angie Filbrun stated this sport was a superb one to play in earlier than match time rolls round. They will study from a few of their errors after they had been down early or from after they couldn’t maintain on to a late lead.
“Hopefully that was a superb match prep for us. We are able to study from our errors and determine what we have to do subsequent week. Tomorrow is a brand new day,” Filbrun stated.
The fourth set was all Franklin Monore to begin. They jumped out to an 8-1 lead and had been fired up. The Woman Jets had been enjoying with an depth that gave them an edge within the set.
However like they did all match lengthy, Tri-Village didn’t go away. Every time a group would go down, the protection would begin to decide as much as give their offense an opportunity to return again within the set.
The Woman Patriots did all they might to chop into the Woman Jets lead. However, Franklin Monroe got here out with a 25-23 set win to power a fifth set.
The facility hitters shined all match lengthy they usually continued to make their mark on this match. For the Woman Jets, juniors Allie Muhlenkamp and Presely Cox had been in a position to energy the ball by the Woman Patriots for kills.
For Tri-Village, senior Nataleigh Koontz and sophomore Kynnedi Hager each offered a spark on offense.
However within the fifth set, Tri-Village overcame an early deficit to win 15-13. The final three units had been determined by three or fewer factors. The groups matched one another’s vitality and battled until the very finish.
Rawlings stated they’d a number of women out sick on this one and the freshmen that bought the enjoying time stepped up. Gamers like Kenna Wilcox and Reagyn Hager stepped up and helped get this victory.
“We bought a number of freshmen some good minutes tonight. They proved themselves tonight. It’s going to make some choices powerful subsequent week,” Rawlings stated.
It’s now time to give attention to the match. Tri-Village will await the winner of Cedarville and Calvary Christian and play them at Troy on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Rawlings stated they scheduled a sport at Carlisle so the group can follow their routine of getting two video games every week. The additional time additionally permits them to get eyes on their subsequent opponent, whoever that could be.
“Having that bye will give us these further two days to actually sit down, watch some movie, break some issues down so we’re ready,” Rawlings stated.
Franklin Monroe will even have a bye and await the winner of Botkins and Ansonia. They’ll play the winner on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Filbrun stated the group will use that point to get further practices in and have an opportunity to look at their subsequent opponent.
However earlier than this match even bought underway, 4 Franklin Monroe seniors had been honored. Natalie Suter, Jozlynn Wintrow, Mia Kellems and Keihl Johnson had been all honored previous to the sport.
Filbrun stated all of them have been an enormous asset to the group and they are going to be missed.
“All 4 of them, they’ve been part of our program for six years. They convey rather a lot to our program. They’re constructive leaders, good children, they labored onerous. It is going to be unhappy to see them depart, however we do respect all that they’ve achieved,” Filbrun stated.
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