LEWIS CENTER — The Highland Scots faced a challenge they hadn’t faced all season: A fifth set.
But they got throught it. And they have another trophy to show for it.
The Scots started to run away with Saturday’s district championship match against Bishop Ready, but the Knights made an amazing comeback and forced a deciding set. When the scoreboard at Olentangy High School showed Highland’s 25-11, 25-12, 17-25, 23-25, 15-8 victory, the Scots rushed the court, exhausted yet happy.
It was the Scots’ first district championship in 36 years.
“This feels awesome. I’m so excited,” said Highland’s Megan Oder. “We were ready to go and have a great time and win.”
“I knew we could do it,” said Highland’s Kam Terry. “It feels great to be able to play so hard all the way through.”
The match appeared to be a blowout from the beginning. The Scots, currently ranked No. 1 in Division III by coaches, had a 12-0 run in the first set and 10-1 in the second, both of which forced the Knights to use all their timeouts. With a combined eight aces by Ashton Terrill, Kam Terry and Lexi Winkelfoos in those runs, the Ready cheering section fell silent. The Knights began cheering their teammates on just to get the ball over the net. Following the second set, Olentangy officials began discussing where to put the trophies for the closing ceremony.
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