Defiance volleyball tops Lima Shawnee

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SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP -- Defiance had little trouble with Lima Shawnee on Thursday, topping the Indians in straight sets, 25-22, 28-26, 25-13 in WBL volleyball action.

Demma Strausbaugh paced the Bulldogs (10-8, 3-4 WBL), finishing 16-17 serving with three aces, 31-35 hitting with 10 kills and 8-8 on serves received with three blocks and 17 digs. Sam Murray was 9-12 serving with three aces, 24-24 hitting with seven kills and 8-10 on serves received with 15 digs and Kayle Pasterz was 10-10 serving and 30-33 on serves received with 20 digs.

Shawnee falls to 3-16 and to 1-6 in the WBL.

"We did not play our best game in the first two sets of this match, but I was glad to see the girls come out in the third set and be able to run more of our offense," stated Defiance coach Brooke Buti. "Shawnee did not give up all night. Kayle Pasterz played great defense and ran the back row well for us tonight."

Defiance returns to action on Tuesday at home against Kenton.

At Shawnee

Defiance def. Shawnee, 25-22, 28-26, 25-12

Defiance (13-6, 7-0 NWOAL) - Megan Relyea 9-13 serving; Megan Sewell 11-14 hitting, 4 kills, 5 digs; Sarah Sanford 12-14 serving, 3 aces, 7-9 hitting, 3 kills, 48-49 setting, 14 assists, 8 digs; Kayle Pasterz 10-10 serving, 30-33 serve receive, 20 digs; Paige Mathewson 6-7 serving, 26-27 setting, 7 assists, 6 digs; Demma Strausbaugh 16-17 serving, 3 aces, 31-35 hitting, 10 kills, 8-8 serve receive, 3 blocks and 17 digs; Sam Murray 9-12 serving, 3 aces, 24-24 hitting, 7 kills, 8-10 serve receive, 15 digs; Libby Burkhart 6-6 hitting, 7 blocks.

Shawnee (3-16, 1-6 WBL) - No stats.

Reserves: Shawnee, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23.

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