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Ladies have busy week

By Staff | Oct 15, 2014

The Tyler Consolidated High School volleyball team had a busy week, playing a total of seven matches in four days, including a bid for the OVAC Championship.

The Lady Silver Knights started their week off by hosting a quad match with Ravenswood, Wirt County, and Warren, and winning all three matches in straight sets.

The Knights first defeated the Warren Warriors 25-19, 25-20, then beat the Wirt County Tigers 25-11, 25-17. The Silver and Black finished off the night by `taking Ravenswood 25-13, 25-17.

Tuesday night found the Ladies in Silver and Black heading to Shenandoah High School to take on the #1-seeded Zeps in the semi-finals of the OVAC AAA Championship. The Knights fell in two straight sets, 20-25, 21-25, which put them in the consolation match against the Barnesville Shamrocks.

An intense, back-and-forth match ensued, with the Shamrocks coming out on top 25-21, 26-28, 25-16. With his team finishing in fourth place, head coach Richard Summers was pleased with the opportunity to compete in the Championship.

“The girls have worked hard and deserved a chance to compete for a championship,” he said. “That environment should help down the road.”

Thursday, the Knights hosted an LKC tri-match with Williamstown and Ritchie County. By defeating the Yellowjackets in the first match, 25-20, 25-16, the Knights ensured themselves a number one seed at the LKC Tournament on October 25. In the nightcap, Tyler Consolidated lost to Ritchie County by scores of 25-17, 25-13.

“It was a big week for the girls,” said Summers. “This is a good team but we know we have to move to the next level.”

The junior varsity squad hosts a quad match tonight, Oct. 15, with Paden City, St. Marys, and Parkersburg Catholic, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, the varsity hosts a quad match with John Marshall, Paden City, and Wood County Christian.