Lady Panthers battle past OVC girls in volleyball

Published 2:56 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It only sounded easy.

The Chesapeake Lady Panthers were a 3-1 win Monday over the Ohio Valley Christian Lady Defenders, but coach Dana Edwards said his team fought hard to get the win.

Chesapeake won the match 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, and 25-9.

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“(Coach) Valery Westfall just does an outstanding job. Their girls gave us everything they had. It was not an easy win at all,” said Edwards.

Cassie Rucker had eight ace serves in the final set as she scored 14 points.

“Cassie just stepped up and did fantastic job for us,” said Edwards.

Nikki Lindsey had nine ace serves for the Lady Panthers while Amanda Ruffner had 17 spikes including nine kills.

“Nikki did a nice job for us and Amanda got her timing together and played really well,” said Edwards.

Ohio Valley Christian Annee Carman had five ace serves and scored 16 points on the night. Hali Burleson had six ace serves and 15 points.

In the reserve match, Chesapeake won in straight sets 25-13 and 25-21.

Megan Gilpin had five ace serves in the first game and scored nine points. Angel Little had three ace serves and seven points in the second game. Olivia Brock also had three ace serves in the second set.

Samantha Westfall had five ace serves and 10 points to lead OVC. Emily Carman scored 11 points.

Chesapeake plays at Coal Grove Tuesday and hosts South Point Thursday on Senior Night.