FREDERICKTOWN – The Fredericktown Freddies won three consecutive sets (25-16, 25-23, 28-26) to shut out the Cardington Pirates on Thursday night’s volleyball game.
The Freddies completely dominated the first set which ended in a score of 25-16. At one point in the first set the score margin was as wide as 10 points (21-11). After this set, the Freddie dominance never let up.
The second set was much closer than the first one, with Cardington making a bit of a comeback, but the comeback proved to not be enough. The Pirates lost the second set 25-23.
The third set was the closest of all and was by far the most exciting to watch. The set went beyond the typical stopping point of 25 points and the score ended up being 28-26 in favor of the Freddies, who remained vigilant against a Cardington team that was trying so hard to come back against the more dominant and aggressive Freddies.
The Freddies were happy to beat the Cardington Pirates in a home game.
“Cardington is an excellent team and excellent program,” said head coach Shena Beheler of the Fredericktown Freddies. “To win here at home was just fantastic. I think the girls needed this push. It was an excellent battle the whole time.”
The Freddies were very proud of the fact that they were able to exibit unwavering teamwork and shut-out the Cardington Pirates.
“We did it. We did it in three and we never gave up even when it got close. Nobody got down and everyone kept pushing through,” said Olivia Mast, a senior player for the Freddies.
The Freddies were also proud of the positive mind-set that they were able to maintain through out the course of the game.
“I’m super proud of us,” said Paige Oswalt, a senior player for the Freddies. “We’re working really hard in practice and we’re working hard to stay positive and work together and I think we did great, so I’m proud of us.”
Kelsey Boeshart had 17 kills, two aces, three blocks, 13 digs and four points for Fredericktown (11-2, 7-1); and Lindsey Boeshart added 18 kills, nine digs, three aces and 10 points. Mast tallied 40 assists, two aces, two blocks, 10 digs and three points; and Hannah Vaughn posted nine kills, two aces, nine digs, one block and 13 points. Summer Weller chipped in with seven kills, two aces, six digs and six points; and Paige Oswalt finished with 18 digs, two aces and three points.
The Freddie junior varsity (8-3) lost for only the third time this season, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20. Grace Sipes scored 11 points, and Katie Mull added eight points.
The next game for the Freddies is a Saturday home tri with Clear Fork and Delaware Christian starting at 10 a.m.
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