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Lady Indians fall in 5 sets

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Stephen Forsha-sforsha@gmail.com
Winning the first two sets wasn't enough for the Hillsboro Lady Indians to pull out a South Central Ohio League victory Tuesday night, as the Miami Trace Lady Panthers rallied to win three straight sets for the comeback win at Hillsboro High School.
    HHS took the first two sets winning the opening set 25-19. Early in the first set HHS trailed 5-2, but came back to make the score 6-5, but again  trailed 13-5 after big points by MT.
    Ann Marie Stamper scored the first of what was a six-point stretch for HHS. Also bringing the Lady Indians within two points of the lead were Holly Fouch and Hannah Patton to make the score 13-11.
    Later in the set MT hit the ball out of bounds, allowing HHS to tie the game at 14, and again at 15 and 16.
    A.J. Sanders gave HHS a two-point advantage at 18-16 with a block, followed later with an ace from Fouch to make the score 20-16.
    HHS led for the remainder of the set as Shaylyn Sluss knocked the ball off a MT player to give HHS set one.
    Set two had early deadlocked scores with HHS and MT battling to 6-6, 7-7, 8-8 and 10-10 ties.
    Sarah Abell and a serve from Sluss gave the Lady Indians 10-8 advantage. After regaining the lead at 11-10 the Lady Indians never relinquished it to take the second set.
    Then things went downhill for the Lady Indians.
    MT jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the third set, but HHS battled back to make it  a two-point game at 16-14. HHS was unable to pull through, dropping set three 25-20.
    The fourth set was the closest battle of the match as HHS didn't let MT get too far ahead.
    Ellen Purvis served up an ace to bring HHS within five points at 20-15. Abell brought HHS within three points at 20-17 with a point.
    HHS trailed 22-17, but battled back to make the score 22-21 with a point from Abell. Fouch brought HHS within one-point again at 24-23, but MT won the set 25-23 as HHS hit the ball out of bounds.
    In the fifth and final set MT led the entire way, but early in the set Brittani Howard  made the score 5-3 with a big hit. MT won the fifth set 15-11 and the match 3-2.[[In-content Ad]]

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