OCTOBER 4, 2020 - COVINGTON
Covington hosted 15-1 state ranked Riverside on Saturday and gave the Pirates all they could handle before falling ion four sets 11-25, 25-23, 24-26, 18-25.
"Once we got going we were playing right with them,” said Covington coach Lonnie Cain. "Riverside is a very talented team and we gave them a fight."
After splitting the first two sets with Riverside, the turning point of the match came late in the third set.
Covington held a 23-17 and appeared to have all of the momentum going its way, but Riverside battled back to take the pivotal set by the score of 26-24.
“The third set was disappointing in the fact that we were up 23-17 and let it slip away,” Cain said.
Covington continued to battle in the fourth set, but Riverside way able to pull away for a 25-18 win.
The Buccs are now 8-7 overall and 5-3 in the CCC.
Nigella Reck - 5 aces, 8 kills, 1 block assist, 17 digs
Ellery Reck - 1 ace, 31 assists, 1 block assist, 10 digs
Carlie Besecker - 14 kills, 3 block assists, 12 digs
Lauren York - 12 kills, 2 block assists, 8 digs
Emmaline Kiser - 4 kills, 1 solo block, 2 block assists
Alyssa Kimmel - 1 ace, 1 block assist, 8 digs
Hillary Hoying - 2 aces, 5 digs
The Buccs JV defeated Riverside 2-0, they are now 10-5 overall.
Covington hosts Northridge on Monday and travels to Twin Valley South on Tuesday.
OCTOBER 1, 2020 - ARCANUM
Covington travelled to Arcanum in CCC action and in three sets, 23-25, 15-25, 18-25. The Buccs are now 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the CCC.
"We struggled tonight on the road,” said Covington coach Lonnie Cain. “The highlight of the evening was Ellery Reck recording her 1,000th career assist early in the second set. We will get back at it and continue to work on our consistency.”
Ellery Reck - 2 aces, 19 assists, 5 digs
Nigella Reck - 2 aces, 8 kills
Carlie Besecker - 9 kills, 5 digs
Lauren York - 1 kill, 5 digs
Emmaline Kiser - 3 kills
Hillary Hoying - 1 ace, 5 digs
Covington’s JVs lost 1-2.
Covington will host Riverside on Saturday.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 - COVINGTON
Covington defeated Bradford 25-14, 25-20, 25-19. The Buccs are 5-2 in the CCC and 8-5 overall.
"We played with aggressive energy again tonight and that led to 16 hitting errors at crucial times,” said Covington coach Lonnie Cain. “We need to do a better job of shot selection and consistency. It was a satisfying win nonetheless."
Ellery Reck - 36 assist, 1 ace, 3 kills, 3 digs
Nigella Reck - 2 aces, 12 kills, 11 digs
Carlie Besecker - 1 ace, 10 kills, 6 digs
Lauren York - 1 ace, 9 kills, 7 digs
Emmaline Kiser - 9 kills, 1 block assist
Alyssa Kimmel - 2 aces, 5 digs
Claire Fraley - 1 block assist
Hillary Hoying - 8 digs
Covington JVs defeated Bradford 2-0.
Covington travels to Arcanum on Thursday for another CCC contest.