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DATE OPPONENT W/L
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
9/11 TV South 3-0
9/13 New Bremen 0-2
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9/18 National Trail 3-0
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10/4 Jackson Center 0-3
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
LADY BUCCS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT...

Thanks to a tongue lashing by Coach Smith, the Lady Buccs overcame a slow start to defeat Russia in three games.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 - COVINGTON
After a slow start to the season with two straight losses, the Covington Lady Buccs have reeled off three wins in a row - the latest being a 3 games to 1 victory over Russia.

"We were more intense defensively and our setters played smarter than they have so far this season," said Covington coach Jim Smith. "Those were two things I was looking for and we improved in both areas tonight."

It appeared early on as though Covington was in for a long night. Russia jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the first game, which angered Smith as he called a timeout.

"I had a little temper tantrum," Smith explained of what transpired during the timeout. "I normally don't yell, but I threw down the clipboard and raised my voice in that timeout."

Smith had every reason for his antics as Covington was horrendous with serve receive in the slow start.

"Our serve receive was killing us," Smith continued. "Obviously Russia spends a lot of time on serving because they can mix it up pretty good. But we were shanking everything."

Smith's temper tantrum worked as Covington immediately became a different team, despite losing the first game 25-12.

"We finally started to play later in the first game," Smith said. "We lost the game 25-12, but we outscored them 10-9 after being down 16-2."

The momentum carried over as Covington captured the second game 25-23.

"We got out to like an 8-1 or 8-2 lead in the second game, but let them back in it towards the end," described Smith. "Fortunately we were able to get the win because it was big to tie the match instead of going down 2-0."

Covington also jumped out to early leads in the third and fourth games, which led to wins in both games by the scores of 25-18 and 25-19.

"We played more consistent in the final two games," Smith said. "We spread the ball around fairly equally between our hitters and they (Russia) were having a hard time getting blockers into position. Our setters did a very nice job tonight."

The statistics are proof of the solid effort Covington had with setting and defensively as Meagan Grant tallied 20 assists and Rachel Rindler recorded 21 digs.

Alyssa Angle led Covington with seven kills, while Holly Tobias, Caitlin Crawford and Shelby Hoblit recorded five kills each.

The victory improves Covington's record to 3-2 on the season with three straight road contests awaiting on the schedule.

Shelby Hoblit goes up for a kill in the Lady Buccs' win over Russia.