Lady Trojans nip Ansonia, 3-2


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Arcanum’s Maddy Byrne slams a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night win over Ansonia.

Arcanum’s Maddy Byrne slams a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night win over Ansonia.


The Lady Tigers’ Kylee Winner watches Eva Siculan make a set for Arcanum in CCC volleyball play.


Taylor Gray goes high above the net to slam a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night CCC win.


Taylor Gray slams a spike for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans CCC win over Ansonia.


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Ansonia’s Kenzie Singer goes strong to the net in the Tigers volleyball match at Arcanum.


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Ansonia’s Molly Barga looks on as the Lady Trojans Ellie Fout makes a return in Tuesday night CCC volleyball action.


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Hannah Smith drills an Aranum kill in the Lady Trojans close win over the Ansonia Lady Tigers.


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Abby Kramer sends an Ansonia spike over the net CCC action at Arcanum.


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ARCANUM – The Arcanum Lady Trojans held on to defeat the Ansonia Lady Tigers 3-2 in Tuesday night Cross County Conference volleyball action.

“We did not come out our strongest tonight – that is for sure,” said Arcanum coach Macy O’Dell, “but Ansonia is a solid team.”

“There is not a whole lot more we could have done,” Ansonia coach Darcy Buckingham stated. “We played great. I always say I have no problem with losing to a better team and tonight we lost to a better team unfortunately.”

The opening set had the Lady Trojans take a 2-0 lead followed by 5 unanswered Ansonia points to give the visitors a 5-2 advantage.

The game would see five lead changes and 12 ties with the last coming at 25-25 before the Lady Tigers scored the final 2 points to earn a 27-25 win and go up 1-0 on the night.

Set No. 2 had Arcanum taking an early 8-2 lead bringing an Ansonia timeout. The Lady Tigers battled back to even the score at 21-21 and 22-22 only to have the Lady Trojans use a 3-0 run to close out scoring and even the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 second set win.

The third game of the night was played close with ties at 2-2, 8-8, 13-13 and 14-14 before Ansonia would take a 15-14 lead it would not give up on the way to a 25-20 win and lead 2-1 in the match.

Arcanum was looking at a 4-0 deficite to open the fourth set before rebounding to tie the score at 4-4. The score would be tied at 8-8 and 9-9 before the Lady Trojans took advantage of a 16-4 scoring run to even the match at 2-2 with a 25-13 win.

The fifth and final set had the game tied at 1-1, 3-3, 4-4 and 7-7 followed with Arcanum outscoring the visitors 8-4 earn a 15-11 fifth set win and take the match by a 3-2 score.

“We got the job done in that fifth set,” Coach O’Dell stated. “That’s the team I know.”

“We played great – played our game,” Coach Buckingham said following the game. “We were struggling there for a while but we played as a team and I am happy with it. It’s a loss but I am still happy with or play.”

Arcanum’s Maddy Byrne slams a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night win over Ansonia.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_f-Maddy-Byrne-.jpgArcanum’s Maddy Byrne slams a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night win over Ansonia.

The Lady Tigers’ Kylee Winner watches Eva Siculan make a set for Arcanum in CCC volleyball play.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_g-Eva-Siculan-Kylee-WInner-.jpgThe Lady Tigers’ Kylee Winner watches Eva Siculan make a set for Arcanum in CCC volleyball play.

Taylor Gray goes high above the net to slam a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night CCC win.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_Taylor-Gray-c-.jpgTaylor Gray goes high above the net to slam a spike in the Lady Trojans Tuesday night CCC win.

Taylor Gray slams a spike for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans CCC win over Ansonia.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_a-Taylor-Gray-a.jpgTaylor Gray slams a spike for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans CCC win over Ansonia. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Ansonia’s Kenzie Singer goes strong to the net in the Tigers volleyball match at Arcanum.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_b-Kenzie-Singer-.jpgAnsonia’s Kenzie Singer goes strong to the net in the Tigers volleyball match at Arcanum. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Ansonia’s Molly Barga looks on as the Lady Trojans Ellie Fout makes a return in Tuesday night CCC volleyball action.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_c-Ellie-Fout-Molly-Barga-.jpgAnsonia’s Molly Barga looks on as the Lady Trojans Ellie Fout makes a return in Tuesday night CCC volleyball action. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Hannah Smith drills an Aranum kill in the Lady Trojans close win over the Ansonia Lady Tigers.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_d-Hannah-Smith-.jpgHannah Smith drills an Aranum kill in the Lady Trojans close win over the Ansonia Lady Tigers. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

Abby Kramer sends an Ansonia spike over the net CCC action at Arcanum.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/10/web1_e-Abby-Kramer-.jpgAbby Kramer sends an Ansonia spike over the net CCC action at Arcanum. Gaylen Blosser | Darke County Media

By Gaylen Blosser

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Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-569-0122