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Bulldog Sports round-up — Sept. 1, 2016

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The YSHS varsity volleyball team hosted the Jefferson High School Broncos in a nonconference match on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Bulldogs handled the Broncos, easily winning in three sets 25–9, 25–10, 25–14.

The Bulldogs were led in scoring by senior Kasey Linkhart with 18 points (5 aces) and 10 assists followed by junior Payden Kegley with 8 points (4 aces). Sophomore Alex Ronnebaum put down 6 kills and had 4 aces while freshman Tyler Linkhart went 5 for 5 in kills and had 6 assists. Juniors Nia Stewart and Kelsie Lemons contributed to the win with 3 assists and 3 points, respectively.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Bulldogs traveled to Springfield High School to take on the Springfield Wildcats and the Greenon Knights in a tri-match. Yellow Springs got off to a slow start against Greenon, losing the match 12–25, 14–25. Liz Smith led the Bulldogs with 4 points and 5 digs followed by Kegley with 3 points and 2 digs. Ronnebaum had 3 blocks and 2 kills.

In the next match against Springfield, the Bulldogs came back from 17–21 to tie the game at 23–23, but a block by the Wildcats gave them the sideout with game point. A rally with both teams battling for the point had the Wildcats winning the game point with a tip. In the second set, the teams kept the game even until a few bad serve receives by the Bulldogs gave the Wildcats the momentum they needed to finish the game.

The Bulldogs are now 3-2 this season, and will play their first conference game at Legacy Christian on September 8.

The JV Bulldog volleyball team also participated in the tri-match at Springfield High School on Aug. 27. The Bulldogs faced off against the Greenon Knights in the first match of the day. Ayanna Madison and Raven James gave an impressive defensive effort with 9 digs each. Despite their efforts, the Bulldogs fell short in two sets 13–25, 17–25.

The second match pitted the Bulldogs against the Springfield Wildcats. The Wildcats proved too strong for the Bulldogs, winning the match in two sets 12–25, 12–25.


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