The Rittman Varsity Volleyball team took on the Hillsdale Falcons in their home opener this season and won 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23). The Indians were led in serving from junior Sarah Hovest with 10 points and 3 aces, senior Maddie Like with 10 points and 1 ace, senior Amy Hunter with 8 points and 4 aces, senior Bri Busic with 6 points and 2 aces, sophomore Makyala Yarman with 4 points and 1 ace, junior Miranda Brainard with 2 points, sophomore Madison Dudich with 1 point. Leading the Indian attack slamming home 19 kills was Busic. Also hammering out kills were Hovest with 12 kills, Liek with 6 kills, Yarman with 2 kills, and freshman Emma Berkihiser, who started her first varsity outing with 1 kill. Setting up the attack was setter Amy Hunter with 31 assists. Helping out Hunter with some assists were Yarman with 3 assists, as well as Like, Berkihiser, and Busic each with 1 assist. Leading the defense in digs was libero Miranda Brainard with 19 digs. Also digging the ball was Hovest with 13 digs, Like with 10 digs, Busic with 9 digs, Hunter with 7 digs, Yarman with 4 digs, Dudich with 1 dig, sophomore Mackenzie Fox with 1 dig, and Berkihiser with 1 dig. Busic led the team in blocks with 3 solo blocks. Berkihiser added 1 block and 1 block assist, and Hovest also added 1 block assist.
The Indians are now sitting at a 1-3 overall record, and a 1-0 record in the WCAL. The tribe’s next game is on Thursday at Northwestern. Lets get another W!