October 10, 2013

Osky spikers record first LHC win of season



The Fillies kept the Indians at bay the rest of the set before winning 25-21.
Neither team could get any kind of momentum in the third set, trading points for much of the set.
The set was tied at 12 before the Fillies were able to get a 3-point lead on kills by Ellers and Selena Nolte, and a service winner from Judd.
Trailing 21-15, things began to look bleak for Oskaloosa.
But it came roaring back as Kailey Scharff had a service winner and Taylor Richardson recorded a kill. The Fillies couldn't handle Scharff's serve and Kailyn Risher knocked down one of her 14 kills to get the Indians to within 21-19. Risher later added a block to tie it at 21 before another serve receive error by Dallas Center-Grimes put Oskaloosa on top by 1 at 22-21.
After the Fillies got to 24-23, Risher and Zoe Lynch combined a kill attempt by Nolte to put the Indians within one set of claiming their first home match win of the year.
It look like the match would go the full five sets as Dallas Center-Grimes held a 15-10 lead only to see Oskaloosa bounce back with eight straight points. Risher had a pair of kills and Jackie Reif had two kills to highlight the spurt for an 18-15 lead.
The Fillies managed to tie the set at 22, but they had two double-hit errors and another misplay allowed the Indians to storm the court as if they won a state title.
Comfort had plenty of praise for the support the fans gave to the team the entire match.
"If football has a 12th person, that's our seventh person," she said. "It definitely helped and that's why you love to play at home and win at home is to do it for that crowd. 

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