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Taylor Kirker and the Lady Buccs celebrate a big moment in a victory over Bethel. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo

COVINGTON – Covington defeated Bethel in four sets on Tuesday in a critical conference matchup to improve to 6-7 overall and 6-3 in the TRC.

“The team put a complete match together,” said Covington coach Ellie French. “I am very proud of their effort.  We have been working hard in practice on our blocking and it paid off tonight with 12 blocks. Great Job!!”

The Lady Buccs got out to a fast start by building large lead in the opening set, but the momentum shifted as Bethel got itself back into the game. Fortunately a big kill by Dakohta Kenworthy but Covington up 1-0 with a 25-22 win.

Even tough it dropped the first set, Bethel carried its momentum by building an early lead in the second set. The Lady Buccs showed heart by battling back late in the set to give themselves a chance to go up 2-0. Unfortunately for Covington, Bethel was able to escape with a 25-23 win to tie the match at 1-1.

The third set was back and forth and Covington was able to regain much needed momentum by taking the set 25-23.

Good teams keep the pressure on and that’s exactly what Covington did in the forth set with a dominating 25-13 victory to win the match three sets to one.

The JV Buccs pushed their record to 9-4 (7-2) with the win in two straight sets 25-16, 25-13.

Covington Stats:
Taylor Kirker: 4 aces, 3 kills, 32 assists, 1 block assist, 1 solo block and 23 digs.
Addie Ventura: 3 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 block assist and 5 digs.
Carlie Besecker: 3 aces, 12 kills, 3 block assists, 5 solo blocks and 13 digs.
Kearsten Wiggins: 2 block assists and10 digs.
Hollan Koffer: 3 kills and 3 digs.
Mazelle Reck: 6 kills, 1 block assist, 2 solo blocks and 6 digs.
Ramse Vanderhorst: 1 kill, 1 assist and 17 digs.
Jayda McClure: 13 digs.
Dakohta Kenworthy: 1 ace, 8 kills and 6 digs.

The Buccs will travel to Northridge on Thursday and participate in the New Bremen Quad on Saturday versus DIII Versailles, DII Lima Shawnee ranked #2 in Ohio and DIV New Bremen ranked #1 in Ohio. To complete the week Covington Junior High and High School volleyball players and coaches will be attending the Ohio State / Maryland Volleyball match on Sunday.

Dakohta Kenworthy hits the ball between two Bethel defenders. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Carlie Besecker (left) and Addie Ventura (right) combine to block a spike at the net. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo