The Southwood volleyball team played host to a very good Rochester squad Thursday, falling to the Zebras 14-25, 17-25, 13-25.
Rochester took control early in game one, building a 3-11 lead before kills from Kalya Mays and Alissa Pershing cut the lead in half at 6-12. Southwood would get kills from Pershing and Drue Gentry to try and stay close, but the Zebras would score 7 of the last 8 points to take game one 14-25.
Although trailing by just a point the Lady Knights got off to a better start in game two. A kill from Gentry and two from Mays had the game at 8-9 before Rochester responded to build a 11-17 lead. Southwood would not fold, getting a kill from Gentry while taking advantage of a couple Zebra errors to make it 15-20 before the Rochester front line took over for the 17-25 final.
Rochester would put Southwood away early in game three, jumping out to a 5-14 lead that the Knights could never rebound from. Pershing, Gentry and Mays would all get kills but it wasn’t enough as Rochester won game three 13-25.
Drue Gentry 3 service points, 6 kills, 5 digs
Alissa Pershing 2 service points, 6 kills, 3 digs
Erin Lehner 2 service points, 3 kills, 6 digs
Kelsey Niccum 2 service points, 21 assists, 8 digs
Kayla Mays 1 service point, 10 kills, 8 digs
The Southwood junior varsity defeated Rochester 25-22, 25-21.
Madison Johnson 1 points, 5 digs
Freedom DeWitt 2 service points, 1 ace, 1 digs, 6 kills, 1 block
Blanca Manas 1 attack attempt
Erin McGouldrick 5 service points, 1 ace
Gesche Schmidt 1 kill
Kirsten Pecsenye 8 service points, 3 aces, 3 kills, 8 digs
Natalie Haycraft 6 service points, 4 assists, 3 kills, 4 digs
Allison Steele 8 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 7 assists, 6 digs