The Washington Lady Blue Lion volleyball team hosted the squad from Hillsboro High School for an SCOL match Tuesday evening.
Washington dropped the first set, but came back to win the next three to take the match, 3-1.
Scores of the sets were: 24-26, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-15.
“We came out and lost the first (set),” Washington head coach Ashley DeAtley said. “We just weren’t playing to our full potential.
“We told the girls what we expect,” DeAtley said. “What we’ve been fighting for is just to bring the intensity every single time.
“In the second (set), we turned things around,” DeAtley said. “It wasn’t that pretty, but, we needed to fix our block a little bit. Hillsboro has a couple of good girls that were finding the holes.
“Victoria Jones was going after everything and just hustling,” DeAtley said. “So, I made the decision to keep her in the back row, which really doesn’t happen very often with a 6-2 girl. With the intensity she brought tonight, I thought she needed to stay in. We couldn’t keep her off the court. That was a good move for us.
“We had Susanna Eckstein come in for Delaney Greer in the back row and she did really well, so we kept her there,” DeAtley said.
“I had Taylor Long come in and she did a really nice job covering on defense,” DeAtley said. “She kept some balls in play that we needed.
“All around, our girls started off slowly, but then we picked up the pace,” DeAtley said. “Hannah Haithcock was just about unstoppable.”
Haithcock led the Lady Lions with 16 kills.
Faith Kobel had nine kills, Victoria Jones had six kills and Delaney Greer had four.
Jones had two ace serves, while Haithcock, Halli Wall and Greer each had one.
Haithcock and Jones each had 15 digs and Haley Maxie had 12.
Jones had three solo blocks and one block assist and Kobel had two solo blocks and two block assists.
Washington won the j-v match against Hillsboro, 25-6, 25-12.
Washington (now 10-6 overall and 8-3 in the SCOL) will host Wilmington Thursday with the j-v match starting at 5 p.m.
Elsewhere in the SCOL Tuesday, Miami Trace defeated McClain, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20 and Chillicothe beat East Clinton, 25-12, 25-8 and 25-9 to clinch at least a co-championship in the SCOL.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1