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8/25 Fairlawn 0-3
8/28 Miss. Valley 1-3
9/2 Franklin Monroe W
9/4 Bradford 3-0
9/8 Russia 3-1
9/9 Arcanum 3-1
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10/7 Tri-Village 3-0
10/9 Newton 3-0
10/14 Botkins (T) 3-0
10/18 Fairlawn (T) 3-1
10/25 Jackson Center (T) 3-0
END OF A MEMORABLE JOURNEY FOR LADY BUCCS...

The Covington Lady Buccs fell in the District Final to the top-ranked Division IV in the state in Jackson Center.

OCTOBER 18, 2008 - SPRINGBORO
By Rob Kiser, Piqua Daily Call

For the Covington volleyball team, it is important to remember the journey — and not how things went at the final destination.

The Lady Buccs exceed many expectations in a season that resulted in 18 wins and CCC and sectional titles.

But, a win in the district finals over the top-ranked Division IV team in the state in Jackson Center was not to be.

The Lady Buccs finished at 18-8 after a second loss to the Tigers this season, this time 25-11, 25-12, 25-14 in the Springboro district finals.

“It was a rough end to a great season,” Covington coach Jim Smith said. “The girls really came a long way. We have improved a lot. We won 18 matches. It has definitely been a good year.”

And Smith knows his team could have competed better against the Lady Tigers — but they never got untracked.

Covington had early deficits of 6-1 in the opening game, 10-3 and 17-5 in the second game and 12-3 and 23-8 in the finale.

“You are not going to beat Jackson Center doing that,” Smith said. “They are too good. We kept getting ourselves in a hole.”

To make matters worse, just when Covington seemed to be righting the ship in the opening game, trailing 11-6, Shelby Hoblit went down with a knee injury and never returned.

Hoblit is one of the Buccs best blockers, a valuable asset against the hard-hitting Tigers.

“We felt one of our keys was going to be blocking because they (Jackson Center) hit the ball so well.” Smith said. “To lose one of our best blockers, that definitely hurt. She had sprained her ankle earlier this week and had just been cleared. This was new injury, so I don’t if she was compensating for the ankle or what happened.”

But, the Buccs could never get untracked, although they won six of the final eight points in the third game to keep their season going a little longer.

“We had a great year,” Smith said. “The JV team had a really strong season. We are trying to build a tradition.”

Which started with a season to remember — even if the final match was one to forget.

Senior Holly Tobias concluded an outstanding career at the district finals.