The Chillicothe Lady Cavaliers' Volleyball team took part in the annual Spike-Off Tournament at Marysville High School, Saturday. Chillicothe defeated Westerville South in the first round, 25-12 and 25-12.
Marysville beat Chillicothe in the championship semi-final, 25-23 and 25-18. New Albany then went on to win the championship consolation round versus CHS, 25-23 and 25-21.
“I was very encouraged by our overall performance today,” said Coach Andrew Vitatoe. “Our team was in a much different place last year at this time. The 2018 team had 8 returning varsity members, and many had been playing together for many years. This year’s team is very talented, but we only have 4 returning varsity players and many haven’t played together before this year.”
According to Coach Vitatoe, Chillicothe's Sophia Fulkerson, the team's 2017 MVP, has returned to the line-up after recovering from a shoulder injury.
Fulkerson collected 27 digs, 25 kills, and 8 aces on the outing.
Chillicothe will host Unioto at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd.
Kills: Sophia Fulkerson 25, Stephanie Hirsch 11, Maleah Oney 10
Assists: Johanna Crawford 21, Stephanie Hirsch 13, Katie Conner 8
Aces: Payton McBee 8, Sophia Fulkerson 8
Digs: Sophia Fulkerson 27, Payton McBee 27, Katie Conner 16
Blocks: Emma Lambert 1, Stephanie Hirsch 1