LEWIS CENTER — The Utica Redskins nearly stole a set from the No. 1 Division III volleyball team in Ohio on Thursday.
Then Kam Terry took over.
The junior landed six of her team-high 16 kills while Megan Oder’s serves led Highland in an 11-0 run to close out their district semifinal, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19, over a talented yet overmatched Utica squad at Olentangy High School.
The Scots (25-0) came out with their usual game plan: Get the ball to Terry early, then watch as everyone else chips in. It worked at first; they took a 9-2 lead in the first set. But the Redskins weren’t intimidated.
Utica’s own potent offensive threat, Rachel Londot, had 15 kills on Thursday. It was teammate Brittney Potes’ job to get Londot the ball, and she did, accumulating 18 assists in the process.
“Rachel Londot’s a great player. And, for some reason, we kept getting them in a situation where they could use her,” said Highland head coach Rob Terrill. “Once we kept the ball away from her, and getting the ball to target, and getting our swings, we woke up.”
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