The Ridge View Blazer volleyball team hosted the Vikings from Spring Valley on Tuesday, 10/14/08 in a Region 4-4A match. The Blazers came into the match at 3-3 in the region, nursing a pair of losses to front-runners Blythewood and Rock Hill the preceeding week. The Vikings entered the match at 2-4 in the region. Ridge View needed a win to remain in 3rd place in the region ahead of Spring Valley and South Pointe.
Spring Valley jumped out to a 13-7 lead in set 1, but Ridge View scored the next 7 consecutive points behind the serving of senior middle blocker Shatoya White to take the lead at 14-13. The one-point margin held until late with the Blazers maintaining a 22-21 lead, when the Blazers finished the set with 3 straight points to win 25-21. In set 2, the Blazers kept the lead throughout, opening things up scoring 5 points behind 4 consecutive service aces from senior outside hitter Lauren Fink to go up 17-8, and going on to win the set 25-17. In set 3, with the Vikings up 4-1, the Blazers answered scoring 13 of the next 20 points to go up 14-11, using a combined 11 service points including 6 aces from sophomore middle blocker Keyaira Stevenson and junior outside hitter Hannah Cox. Shatoya White also added a 5-point serving run en route to a 25-14 Blazer victory.
Keyaira Stevenson had a 15-kill match in only 21 attempts, also adding 4 service aces and a solo block. Hannah Cox had double-digit kills with 10, along with 3 serve aces. Lauren Fink had a team-leading 7 aces and 9 digs, putting away 9 kills for good measure. Junior setter Megan Woodall handed out 31 assists, adding 5 kills and a pair of serve aces. Shatoya White made her presence felt in the middle with 2 solo blocks, and an additional 2 block assists.
The Ridge View win moves their record to 12-5 overall, and 4-3 in Region 4-4A.
Ridge View Stats:
Lauren Fink (OH) 9 Kills, 7 Aces, 9 Digs, 1 Block assist. Megan Woodall (S) 31 Assists, 5 Kills, 2 Aces, 7 Digs. Keyaira Stevenson (MB) 15 Kills, 4 Aces, 1 Block solo. Hannah Cox (OH) 10 Kills, 3 Aces, 8 Digs, 1 Assist. Jordan Dopp (RS) 6 Digs, 2 Assists. Shatoya White (MB) 1 Ace, 3 Digs, 2 Block solo, 2 Block assists. Ryann Dopp (DS) 2 Digs, 1 Assist. Vanessa Woods (DS) 7 Digs, 1 Assist. Stephanie Sweatman (RS) 1 Dig, 1 Block assist. Chanell Rose (OH) 1 Dig.