|LADY BUCCS BEAT TRI-VILLAGE IN THREE...
Covington concluded the regular season with an impressive three-game sweep of Tri-Village on Thursday.
OCTOBER 14, 2010 - COVINGTON
Prior to the season first-year Covington coach Lindsey Sullenberger indicated that one of her main goals was to have her team playing its best volleyball heading into the tournament.
If Covington's last three games are any indication, Sullenberger has gotten her wish.
"We are playing better (than in the beginning of the season)," said Sullenberger after her team swept Tri-Village on Thursday. "We're starting to mesh together as a team."
The Lady Buccs, who celebrated senior night, controlled the action throughout against Tri-Village, winning 25-15, 25-15 and 25-12.
"We played with emotion tonight," Sullenberger explained. "We had a big crowd (for senior night) with fans cheering us on and the girls fed off that."
Playing with emotion is something Sullenberger has stressed throughout the year.
"Volleyball is an emotional game and I thought we played with the intensity and emotion we need to be successful," she continued.
Another thing Sullenberger has stressed to her team is preventing opponents from putting together long runs.
"We stressed that this week," said Sullenberger. "And we didn't give up any (long runs) tonight."
What Covington did was dominate at the net as it recorded 14 blocks as a team. Caitlyn Crawford had six blocks, while Halley Reames had eight touches at the net.
Crawford also had seven kills, while Josselyn Tobias recorded 13 digs and Shelby Wagg tallied 34 assists.
The victory improves Covington to 11-11 on the season and 8-4 in the CCC.
The Lady Buccs begin sectional tournament play on Saturday at Piqua High School against Mississinawa Valley.