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'08 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
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
9/13 Anna 0-2
9/16 TC North 3-0
9/18 National Trail 3-0
9/20 Minster A
9/22 Milton Union W
9/23 Miami East W
9/29 Versailles L
9/30 Bethel 3-0
10/2 Ansonia 3-0
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 MOVE UP IN CCC STANDINGS...

Thanks to a win over National Trail and Franklin Monroe's win over Mississinawa Valley, the Lady Buccs move into first in the CCC.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 - COVINGTON
It was a good night for the Covington Lady Buccs volleyball team as they found themselves tied with three other teams for the top spot in the Cross County Conference standings after a three-game sweep of National Trail.

That's because Franklin Monroe knocked of Mississinawa Valley in five games to hand the Blackhawks their first loss in conference play.

"It's been a good night," said Covington coach Jim Smith. "We're now even with three other teams for the CCC lead."

Those three teams sharing the CCC lead are Franklin Monroe, Tri-County North and Mississinawa Valley.

"We already beat FM (Franklin Monroe) and Tri-County North and lost to Mississinawa," Smith explained. "Many of those teams still have to play each other so we're in pretty good shape as long as we continue to take care of business."

Covington took care of business Thursday as it dominated the first game 25-12.

"We really came out strong in the first game and played very well," said Smith. "We didn't have very many mistakes and played a very consistent game."

Consistency has been a problem for Covington throughout much of the season and it became a problem once again in the second game.

Leading 7-2 the Lady Buccs committed several mistakes, which led to a 5-0 run by National Trail.

"That (giving up runs) is a weakness of ours," Smith explained. "We lose focus at times and let teams run off a series of points in a row."

Fortunately Covington was able to overcome its inconsistency to take the second game 25-20 and end the match with a victory in the third game, 25-19.

"Our serve receive wasn't as good as I'd like," Smith said. "We didn't move our feet as well as we should have and it led to some bad passes. We still have some things we need to work on."

One aspect of Covington's game that wasn't lacking was defense as Holly Tobias, Rachel Rindler and Krissi Tobias combined for 24 digs.

"All three of those girls are playing very well defensively," praised Smith. "I really like the rotation when Rachel (Rindler) is in left back. She really plays that position well. Krissi (Tobias) has picked up her passing as well."

Leading Covington with 13 assists was Meagan Grant, while Alyssa Angle pounded out a team high 8 kills.

Covington improves to 7-4 overall and 6-1 in Cross County Conference play.

The Lady Buccs travel to Minster on Saturday to take part in the Minster Tournament.

Holly Tobias passes the ball in the Lady Buccs' win over National Trail.