|A STEADY EFFORT FOR LADY BUCCS IN WIN...
Covington put together one of its most consistent performances of the season in a three-game sweep over Ansonia.
OCTOBER 12, 2010 - ANSONIA
The Covington Lady Buccs pocked up their second straight victory over a Cross County Conference opponent on Tuesday to improve to 10-11 overall and 7-4 in the CCC.
Covington cruised over Ansonia 25-17, 25-12 and 25-15.
"Overall, I felt we played pretty consistent," said Covington coach Lindsey Sullenberger. "We gave up a little run early in the third game, but other than that we played well."
The run Sullenberger referred too came after Covington dominated the action in the first two games, winning 25-17 and 25-12. Ansonia went on a five-point run in the early moments of the third game to take a 10-7 lead.
But Covington responded with a huge run of its own, outscoring Ansonia 18-8 over the remainder of the match.
"After we gave up the run (that made it 10-7), the girls decided we were not going to let them back into the game," Sullenberger explained. "It was nice to see us finish like we did."
And it was junior Halley Reames who took over at the net, recording four of her game-high six kills in Covington's 18-8 run.
"Halley played well, especially in the third game," Sullenberger said. "We had 12 kills as a team, so we did a good job blocking tonight."
Caitlyn Crawford and Emily Henry combined for 11 kills as well.
And sophomore Jenna Rindler had a stellar evening in her first varsity start.
"Jenna came in and did a good job for us," agreed Sullenberger. "She plays with energy and emotion and that's something we need on the floor."
Covington closes out the regular season on Thursday at home against Tri-Village and begins sectional tournament play on Saturday at Piqua against Mississinawa Valley at 1:00pm.