The Rittman Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Jeromesville to battle the Hillsdale Falcons. The tribe came back to Rittman victorious, as they claimed a 3-1 win, with scores of 25 -12, 25-22, 24-26, and 25-16.
The Indians were led in serving by senior captain Miranda Brainard, who had a career best 7 aces on the evening. She also added 8 service points. Also serving for the tribe was junior Madison Dudich with 2 aces and 6 points, senior captain Sarah Hovest with 2 aces and 5 points, senior Brianna Hill with 1 ace and 12 points, freshman Kendall Fosen with 1 ace and 8 points, and freshman Gabbie Swartz with 2 points. Sarah Hovest hit a milestone as she had a career best night in kills, slamming home 16 kills on the evening. Also adding kills for Rittman were Faith Collins with 7 kills, Gabbie Swartz with 6 kills, Miranda Brainard with 3 kills, and Makayla Yarman and Madison Dudich each adding 1 kill apiece. Setting up the Indian attack was Gabbie Swartz with 13 assists, Kendall Fosen with 6 assists, Madison Dudich with 4 assists, Miranda Brainard with 1 assist, and Faith Collins with 1 assist. Sarah Hovest kept her strong play at the net alive, as she led Rittman in blocks with 4 solo blocks. Also getting 1 block apiece were Faith Collins, Makayal Yarman, and Miranda Brainard. Matching her career high in digs was freshman Gabbie Swartz, as she led the Indian defense with 13 digs. Also counteracting the Falcon offense and getting digs were Brianna Hill with 12 digs, Miranda Brainard with 10 digs, Kendall Fosen with 8 digs, Sarah Hovest with 7 digs, Madison Dudich with 3 digs, and Makayal Yarman with 3 digs. In serve receive, Miranda Brainard led with 14 serve receptions, Brianna Hill had 12 serve receptions, Madison Dudich had 7 serve receptions, Sarah Hovest had 6 serve receptions, Gabbie Swartz had 5 serve receptions, and Faith Collins had 3 serve recpetions.
The Indians are now on a 2 game winning streak and have an overall record of 6-13 (5-8 WCAL). Rittman plays next on Thursday home against Northwestern and Saturday at Our Lady of the Elms. Keep it rolling, Rittman!