Location: Harrington Center (Cincinnati, OH)
The Lions faced Ohio Christian University in a Thursday night matchup. The Lions wasted no time defeating their opponents in three straight sets to improve their record to 5-2.
How it Happened:
The Lions caught fire to start the first set. Briana Looney (Harrison, OH / Harrison) opened the game up with a seven point service run to give the Lions an 11-4 lead. The Lions didn't look back on their way to a 25-8 victory in set one. The Lions continued to pressure the Trailblazers going into the second set. Riley Brunner (Lawrenceburg, IN / Lawrenceburg) caught fire at the service line with an eight point run that would give the Lions a 12-3 run. Ohio Christian strung together a run but the deficit was too much as the Lions would go on to take the second set 25-8. The Trailblazers weren't ready to give up and battled the Lions early in the third set. After back and forth points Riley Gintert (Morrow, OH / Little Miami) put the game away for the Lions on a 15 point service run. The Lions would win the set 25-12 and the match 3-0.
Cailey Plemmons (Oxford, OH / Talawanda) led the charge on offense with 10 kills and 11 digs. Karlie Schell (West Harrison, IN / Franklin County) kept up her defensive play with 11 digs in the backrow.
The Lions travel to Mt. Vernon, OH to take on Mt. Vernon Nazarene and St. Francis in back to back matches. The games are this Saturday 9/15 at 3PM and 5PM. Check MSJSports.com for more updates on the Lions season!