Lady Wave battles Troy


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Abbie Yoder slams a kill for the Lady Wave in MVL play with the Lady Trojans.

Abbie Yoder slams a kill for the Lady Wave in MVL play with the Lady Trojans.


Wini Stiefel returns a serve for the Lady Wave in MVL volleyball play with Troy.


Greenville’s Ashley Strosnider goes to the net for the Lady Wave in home volleyball match with the Troy Lady Trojans.


GREENVILLE – The Troy Trojans defeated the Lady Wave volleyball team 3-0 in MVL Monday night play.

“You can’t compete with their power hitting trees,” said Greenville coach Michelle Hardesty.

The once beaten veteran Troy team fields nine senior and brings an abundance of height and experience to the court.

“You can’t compete with their power hitting trees,” said Hardesty.

The Lady Trojans jumped out to an 11-3 first set lead with the Lady Wave battling back to make it a respectable 25-14 first set loss.

Set No. 2 had the teams tied at 2-2 and 5-5 before the Lady Trojans used a 6-0 run to lead 11-5. The Lady Wave outscored the visitors 17-14 the remainder of the set only to come up short by a 25-22 score.

The taller Troy Lady Trojans took the final set of the night with a 25-9 win.

“Josi (Worden) and Wini (Stiefel), the two girls that wear the libero shirts and taking those hits on – they’re pretty tough girls. I applaud them because they both picked up some digs on some pretty hot hits tonight.”

“They took us out of our game,” continued Hardesty. “Abbie (Yoder) didn’t get as many blocks and hits. Emma (Klosterman) had a great night hitting in some aspect, but we couldn’t get the ball out to her so that makes it tough. They just took us out of our game.”

The Lady Wave continue to show improvement on the season sporting a 9-5 season record while sitting in third place in the tough MVL Miami Division with an 8-3 conference mark.

In contrast, the weaker MVL Valley Division has Sidney standing at the top with a 6-4 league mark and 7-7 overall.

Abbie Yoder slams a kill for the Lady Wave in MVL play with the Lady Trojans.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/09/web1_IMG_3426.jpgAbbie Yoder slams a kill for the Lady Wave in MVL play with the Lady Trojans.

Wini Stiefel returns a serve for the Lady Wave in MVL volleyball play with Troy.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/09/web1_IMG_3035.jpgWini Stiefel returns a serve for the Lady Wave in MVL volleyball play with Troy.

Greenville’s Ashley Strosnider goes to the net for the Lady Wave in home volleyball match with the Troy Lady Trojans.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/09/web1_IMG_3350.jpgGreenville’s Ashley Strosnider goes to the net for the Lady Wave in home volleyball match with the Troy Lady Trojans.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330