The Eastwood volleyball team claimed second place in the Northern Buckeye Conference, won a Division II sectional championship, but had its season end in a district semifinal loss to Central Catholic in straight games, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17, at Findlay.
The Eagles won a sectional title by annihilating Port Clinton from the Sandusky Bay Conference in straight games, 25-12, 25-4, 25-9, at Fremont Ross. Seeded Eastwood had a bye, and PC downed Fostoria three games to one, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15, 25-15, to advance.
Eastwood finished the season 18-7 overall and 12-2 in the NBC.
|Eastwoood senior captain Cassidy Rolf tries
to get a kill past a Lake middle hitter.
(Press photo by Russ Lytle)
The Eagles started the season off with a loss against Anthony Wayne in a non-conference game with a score of 25-23, 25-10, and 25-20. Leading the Eagles were Elise Wolff with eight kills, Mackenzie Albright, 13 digs, Alyssa Decker, two aces, and Jaci Juergens, 12 assists.
The Eagles pulled together for their second game to achieve their first victory against Genoa with winning scores of 25-25, 25-24, and 25-13 in their first NBC conference game of the year. Leaders for the Eagles included Juergens with 28 assists, three kills, 11 digs, one ace. Albright had six digs, Bree Hoodlebrink 10 kills, four digs, and Wolff had 17 kills and 16 digs.
Eastwood defeated Elmwood at home with scores of 25-16, 25-18, and 25-19 win in a conference match. Jaci Jeurgens led the Eagles with 26 assists, 10 digs, two kills. Wolff had 16 kills, seven digs, five aces and two blocks. Albright had 12 digs and four aces, and Cassidy Rolf had 10 digs and five kills.
The Eagles took Cardinal Stritch Catholic into five games, just holding on to the win with a score of 3-2.
The Eagles hosted the Otsego Knights in a conference game and remained undefeated in the NBC and improving overall to 5-1. Leading the Eagles to victory were Juergens with 56 assists, seven kills, 25 digs, Albright had 36 digs, Hoodlebrink 8 kills, Wolff 33 kills, 21 digs, Emily Hayward 16 kills, Rolf 11 kills, and Sarah Klink 10 kills.
Eastwood remained at the top in the NBC with a 25-16, 25-18, and 25-13 win over Rossford. Leading the Eagles where Juergens with five aces, 31 assists, and 12 digs. Albright had three aces and 23 digs. Bri Hoodlebrink 12 kills. Wolf 17 kills, three aces, and Cassidy Rolf four kills, nine digs.
The Eagles traveled to Fostoria for a conference game on September 12 winning the match in three games.
Eastwood continued its winning streak defeating Woodmore in three games in a conference match. Match scores were 25-12, 25-9, 25-16. Scoring for the Eagles were Juergens five kills, 24 assists, six digs, Wolff 14 kills, Albright five assists, Decker five aces, Rolf six aces, and Hayward with five kills.
The Eagles hosted Genoa in a conference game winning in three games.
The Eagles swept Maumee with a 25-15, 25-6, and 25-19 win. Juergens had 18 assists and three aces. Wolfe added nine digs and eight kills. Hayward had four kills.
The Eagles win over Tiffin Columbia improved their record to 11-2 overall. The girls won in three games with scores of 25-17, 26-24, 25-18. Leading Eastwood were Juergens with 30 assists, 12 digs, four aces, Wolff had 19 digs 11 kills, Albright 13 digs, and Hayward 11 kills.
Eastwood suffered their first conference loss at the hands of Elmwood on September 24. The Eagles fought hard, taking the match to five games, but could not hang on to the win with scores of 23-25, 25-22, 15-22, 25-17, and 21-19.
The Eagles traveled to Otsego to face the Knights a second time this season, only to fall to their second league defeat of the season. The Eagles won the second game 25-19, but couldn’t pull off a match win losing the first game 12-25, and the third and fourth games 19-25, and 19-25. The Eagles dropped to 10-2 in the NBC and 12-4 overall.
The Eastwood Eagles were victorious over Rossford in a conference game with scores of 25-11, 25-18, and 25-22. Scoring for the Eagles were Juergens with three aces, 34 assists, 13 digs, Decker two aces, Hoodlebrink two aces, 11 kills, Wolff one ace, 18 kills, 8 digs, and Hayward, six kills and four blocks.
Eastwood improved to 15-6 overall and 11-2 in the NBC in the conference game against Fostoria on October 8. The Eagles won with scores of 25-7 25-7, and 25-17. Leading the Eagles were Wolff, 12 kills, two aces. Rolf, seven kills, one ace, three assists, two blocks, and three digs. Juergens 20 assists, four aces, three digs and Albright had six aces.
In their final league game, the Eagles swept Woodmore, winning 25-16, 25-15, and 25-11 and claiming second place in the NBC. Scoring for the team were Juergens three aces, six kills, 24 assists, seven digs, Albright had 14 digs, Wolff 15 kills, six digs, Rolf and Klink both had four kills.
Eastwood sophomore Mackenzie Albright