Westfall Grabs Undisputed SVC Volleyball Crown

Westfall claimed their first SVC Volleyball title since 2013 with a (26-24, 25-17, 25-21) season finale victory at home, vs Zane Trace.

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Despite the sweep, the Pioneers didn't go down quietly.

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Zane Trace raced out to a 4-1 and 5-2 start, before Westfall drew even at 6-6. The Pioneers last led in Set #1 was 10-9, before the Mustangs went on a 3-0 run. That lead built to 23-17, only to see ZT battle back to 23-22, forcing Westfall to call a time-out. The Pioneers staved off set-point at 24-23, tying it 24-24, before the Mustangs won 26-24.

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Set #2 had the Mustangs up early at 10-5, but again ZT clawed back to within 11-10, before Westfall took off for a 25-17 win.

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Leading (2-0) in the match, the Mustangs again got out to a big lead of 10-3, but the Pioneers again rallied to eventually take a 17-16 advantage.The Pioneers final lead of 20-19, would then see Westfall outscore Zane Trace 6-1 down the stretch for the match victory.

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6'1 junior Kristin Phillips led the way for Westfall, blasting 22 kills with 7 digs, 2 solo blocks, and 2 assisted blocks. Josie Williams had 18 assists, 8 kills, 18 digs, 2 aces. Claire Latham had 20 assists, 9 digs, 5 kills, 1 solo block, 1 assisted block, 1 ace. Marissa Mullins had 7 kills, 1 solo block, 1 assisted block. Lauren Daniels had 16 digs, 1 ace, 1 kill. Hailey Young had 3 digs, 2 kills, 2 assisted blocks. Grace Wolfe had 11 digs. Kayla Fleischmann had 6 digs. Michaela Barney had 1 dig.

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Zane Trace stats were as follows:

H. Hale: 1 kill, 1 Asst, 1 block asst

L. Betts: 2 assts, 8/9 service, 12/14 serve receive, 9 digs

K. May: 13 assts, 13/13 service, 3 aces, 9 digs

D. Berry: 11/11 service

L. Scott: 7 kills, 3 assts, 2/2 serve receive, 1 solo block, 1 block asst, 3 digs

A. Bennett: 7 kills, 9 assts, 9/9 service, 14/14 serve receive, 1 block asst, 14 digs

G. McCullough: 7 kills, 1 solo block, 1 block asst, 4 digs

A. Farley: 2 kills, 2 block assts, 3 digs

E. Harber: 2 assts, 13/13 service, 1 ace, 21/22 serve receive, 5 digs

E. Allen: 6 kills, 4 digs

L. Hill: 5 kills, 2 assts, 7/8 service, 13/13 serve receive, 9 digs

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Westfall served 4 aces and ZT had 3.

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Westfall closes the regular season at (12-2/18-3) and Zane Trace drops to (7-7/13-9).

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Adena takes second place at (11-3/15-7) with a (25-23, 25-22, 25-18) win at Huntington. Unioto swept Piketon (25-16, 25-16, 25-16) to close the SVC books in third place at (10-4). Elsewhere, Southeastern beat Paint Valley (25-12, 25-8, 25-8).

Tournament play starts next week.

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