The Miami Trace volleyball team hosted Clinton-Massie for an SCOL match Tuesday evening.
Miami Trace won the match, 3-0.
Scores of the sets were: 25-9, 25-18 and 25-17.
It was Senior Night and prior to the match, Miami Trace recognized its three seniors: Samantha Ritenour, Clare Sollars and Kylie Reisinger.
“It was an emotional night tonight, being Senior Night,” Miami Trace head coach Doug Mace said. “I’m very proud of our three seniors. Kylie had an awesome match tonight. She had four or five blocks and five or six kills. She played really well at the net.
“Clare Sollars, especially in the first two games, led us in serving,” Mace said.
“Sam is Sam,” Mace said. “She’s the heart of our team. Our three seniors are doing what you would want. We’re having a pretty good season and a lot of that does circle around what those three seniors are doing.”
Ritenour has been on the varsity team for four years, while Reisinger and Sollars are both in their second season on varsity.
Miami Trace kept the lead through the first two games.
In the third game, Miami Trace was down, 10-5.
“I took a timeout there,” Mace said. “We made a couple of adjustments and then we were able to get back in it.
“Clinton-Massie is very well-coached,” Mace said. “They have a very good program. They’re just down a little bit right now. They were struggling with their passing. Once they got the ball up to their setter, they were able to score some points against us.”
Miami Trace (14-6 overall, 11-2 in the SCOL) is at Washington Thursday with the j-v match at 5 p.m.
“When we played them out here, it went five games,” Mace said. Miami Trace won the first two games, then Washington won the next two to force a fifth and deciding game.
Miami Trace won that fifth game, 16-14.
“It could very well be like that again,” Mace said. “I’m pretty sure we’ll have a pretty big crowd. It should be a fun match to watch.”
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