The Rittman Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Chippewa for the annual Volley for the Cure match between the 2 schools. The Indians fought hard and defeated the Chipps 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23). The Tribe played an all around great match, as several girls performed career bests in various stat categories, and the team truly meshed together as a family.
Rittman was led in serving by senior Maddie Like with 12 points and 1 ace, sophomore Mackenzie Fox with 9 points and 1 ace, junior Sarah Hovest with 9 points, senior Amy Hunter with 5 points and 7 aces, senior Bri Busic with 5 points and 2 aces, junior Miranda Brainard with 1 ace, and sophomore Makayla Yarman with 1 point. Busic had a career night, as she smashed down 20 thunderous kills to lead all hitters for the evening. Also having a career night was Like, as she slammed home 15 kills. Hovest also recorded double digits in kills, as she spiked down 11 kills. Hunter had 2 kills and Yarman had 1 kill to round out the offense. Setter Amy Hunter also had a career night, as she set a personal best 38 assists to spearhead the Indian attack. Also adding assists were Brainard with 2 assists, Hovest with 1 assist, and Yarman with 1 assist. Leading the Indian defense was libero Miranda Brainard as she stopped the Chipp attack with a whopping 27 digs- also a career best for the junior. Other Indian defenders recording digs were Like with 17 digs, Hunter with 13 digs, Hovest with 13 digs, Busic with 12 digs, Fox with 6 digs, and Yarman with 5 digs. Blocking potential kills for Chippewa was Hovest with 3 solo blocks and Busic with 2 solo blocks. Leading in serve receive was Brainard with 17 serve receptions, Like with 14 serve receptions, Hovest with 10 serve receptions, and Busic with 6 serve receptions.
With the win, the Indians now sit at an overall record of 9-11 and 5-7 in the WCAL. The Indians play next on Tuesday night (10/8) as they play at Smithville. Keep up the momentum Rittman!