Bainbridge OH- The (8-4) Kenston Bombers hosted the (9-3) Eastlake North Rangers in a key WRC match.
Samantha Cantrell served to the Bombers, and it didn't take long for Peyeton Pampush to get involved as she gave Kenston the lead with her set-opening kill. Cami Welty responded with a kill of her own. With a tight match in the early goings of the opening set, both teams were showcasing their talents across the board. Cantrell made an all-out effort for a dig, that set up Ella Powalie's spike that was denied by Riley Rosneck.
Sadie Pouddevign collected a kill, giving the Bombers early 14-8 lead. Avari Amstuz and Emma Brownfield combined for a block of their own.
With the Kenston lead ballooning to 18-11, Eastlake North called their 2nd timeout of the set. Fresh off the timeout, the Rangers and Cami Welty opened up with a kill.
But Rosneck answered with another kill, following it up with ace moments later. With a 7-point advantage, the Bombers ran away with a set 1 win 25-15, capped off by Emma Brownfield's kill.
Amstutz served for the Bombers, as Jaiden Anderson set up Adrian Brenner for the kill to put the Rangers in front. It didn't take long for Eastlake North to make a statement, forcing a Bomber timeout as the Rangers had bolted out to a 8-5 lead. Cami Welty shined for North, she picked up a number of kills throughout. The Bombers were able to hang around and stay down by 2-3, Welty added on to the deficit with a kill off the blocks. Leading to anther Kenston timeout, as they trailed 17-13.
Out of the timeout the Bomber offense and defense caught fire. Taking a 5-0 run to the lead. Rosneck and Brownfield combined for a block to tie it, as Rosneck piggybacked off of it with a kill to push Kenston into the lead.
A Samantha Cantrell ace had set the Rangers up for success, and a set 2 win to even it up. Morgan Petrecca's kill capped off a great fight between both teams. Despite any Bomber momentum, the Rangers responded to win the set 25-21.
Samantha Cantrell opened set 3 with a serve that fell short. Kenston leaped to a quick 3-0 before the Rangers found some points on the board. Pampush put down another kill for Kenston that was added on to by Rosneck giving the Bombers on top 7-3. Taylor Bard capped off a good Ranger response as her ace got the Kenston lead down to 1. Despite the jolt from North, they would be forced to call a timeout as Kate Hershberger's dig kept play alive set up Lindy Kerchenski for the assist to Avari Amstutz's kill.
Pampush's kill went out of play, as the Rangers had crawled back in it. Welty continued to aid her team as she picked up another kill, and as Brownfield's serve fell short Eastlake North had trimmed the Kenston lead down to 16-12. Rosneck's block set up a Raegan Timmons spike and kill as their lead jumped to 7.
Timmons and Poudevigne picked up kills en route to a set 3 win to take a 2-1 lead in the match. An Eastlsake North net violation handed the Bombers the victory, 25-17.
The Rangers jumped out of the gate fast with a 3-0 lead, that was haulted as Cantrell's serve sailed out of play to put Kenston on the board. Emma Brownfield's ace was a big part of the Bombers 6-0 run to take a 3 point lead. North found themselves trailing by five after a Rosneck kill, as she added an ace following the Ranger timeout. Cami Welty's serve was short and another Eastlake timeout was called as Brownfield and Poudevigne connected on a block, as the Bombers now lead 15-6.
Raygynn Pampush checked in and picked up a kill, with their lead now at 11. Adriann Brenner went off the Kenston block for kill, sparking a huge run for the Rangers. Their 12-2 run had drawn them to within one as Christian Jolley used a timeout. Peyeton Pampush picked up a kill before Raegan Timmons had a huge block setting Kenston up for victory.
Emma Brownfield ended the match with an ace as the Bombers took down the Rangers 25-21, winning the match 3-1. The Bombers advanced to 9-4 as they host Shaker Heights on Saturday at 1. The Eastlake North Rangers dropped to 9-4 and host Willoughy South next Tuesday.