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Warriors Defeat Titans In Volleyball Regional Opener

The Harrodsburg Herald/Wesley Bird
Senior Jai Maria Piazzo battled at the et in Mercer’s regional tournament match up with Southwestern on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Wesley Bird
Herald Staff

The Mercer County Titans volleyball team (23-12) fell in the first round of the 12th Region tournament to the top seeded Southwestern Warriors (31-7) Tuesday, Oct. 25. Mercer lost in three sets (12-25, 18-25, 12-25).

The Titans started in a hole in the opening set as Southwestern buried hard spikes into the back line to take a four point lead, 0-4. The Warriors served one into the net, but continued to roll until Head Coach Lynn Flach took a timeout to settle her team, 1-7.

Mercer earned a point with seniors Jai Maria Piazza and Jamesyn White blocking a kill at the net, 2-8. Piazza, with a set from Taylor Murphy was blocked at the net, but her team rallied to give her a second chance to hammer one down in the Warriors back line, 3-8. The Titans went in on a run with White getting a point on a kill, senior Madisynn Griffin served an ace and Avery Robinson made a tough dig to lead to a Piazza spike, 6-9.

The Warriors extended their lead with two kills to the Mercer back line, 6-11. Freshmen Grayson Perry and Teigh Yeast connected for a kill that bounced off a Warrior in the back line, 7-11. Yeast and White blocked a Southwestern kill, but the Titans made some errors and kept keep the Warriors ahead with a rotation error and double hit, 8-15.

Southwestern made a rare error killing a ball out of bounds and White earned a point on a kill, 10-20. Mercer scored their final two points of the set with Piazza pushing a ball just over the Warriors front line and a net violation from Southwestern, 12-24. The match point for the Warriors came off a good back and forth rally from both teams, but they found a hole in the Titans back line to take the first set, 12-25.

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