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Lady Flyers battle but fall to Lady Vikings

Jim Walker

The wins aren’t there, but the will to win is still strong in the St. Joseph Lady Flyers.
The Lady Flyers faced a solid Symmes Valley Lady Vikings volleyball team on Thursday and the two teams battled through four sets with the Lady Vikings winning the Southern Ohio Conference game 24-26, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-20.
St. Joseph’s lone senior — Faith Mahlmeister — has six kills, six aces, one assist and five digs to lead the team effort.
“We had some pretty great moments. The girls fought hard. I just wish we could have finished with a win,” said Lady Flyers’ assistant coach Rachel Harries.
“Faith did a great job tonight and had a pretty solid all-around performance. She has been a job to coach and she really has a bright future.”
Also for the Lady Flyers:
Emma Whaley three digs; Jade DeGiorgio one kill and 12 digs; Chloe Sheridan 11 assists and 11 digs; Gracie Damron one kill, one assist, one dig one solo block and two block assists; Bella Whaley one block assist, two assists, and eight digs; Emilee Blankenship two aces, one kill and one dig; Emilee Blankenship two aces, one kill and one dig; Jadyn Green seven kills, one block assist and 16 digs.
St. Joseph played at Huntington St. Joe on Friday and will travel to Symmes Valley at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Division IV sectional tournament.