CENTERVILLE — The Lady Warriors volleyball team, still riding the high from winning their first sectional contest two nights earlier at Fairborn, fell to the Centerville Elks Wednesday night 25-11, 25-6 and 25-4.
“When set one started and we put the first kill away I had hopes for a good night.” Coach John Herzer said. “That quickly ended at the hand of the Elks.”
Centerville took a commanding 16-9 lead in set one and ran it out to a 25-11 victory.
“My hitters tried several different things with their swings and we ran into a lot of hitting errors,” said Herzer. “I can’t fault them for that. We were getting blocked on about every swing. When we didn’t get blocked Centerville got touched on every swing. My hitters tried hitting around, over and through blocks without success. We maintained good ball control.
Wayne had 55 swings on the night and had only 12 kills.
In set two and three, Centerville put the match away early winning by scores of 25-6 and 25-4.
“I am severely disappointed for my girls,” said Herzer. “This is the first match all year long we have been dominated by a team. I have to give high regards to Centerville. They dominated us in every facet of the game.”
Herzer said his girls put Wayne volleyball on the map in Greater Western Ohio Conference this year.
“We came away with double digit victories this year and I have no idea how long it has been since this has happened,” he said. “I looked back 15 years and I know it has been at least that long. They may be disappointed now. but I won’t let them focus on that for long. They have an awful lot to be proud of. We are losing two seniors this year. I think next year will be another good year. I’m already looking forward to see what the future brings for Wayne volleyball.”
“I just want the girls to focus on what a good season it has been for us,” added Herzer. “I cannot express how proud I am of these girls. I look forward to going into the gym with them each and every day and to know that won’t happen again is just a little bit surreal right now.”