Spartans roll over Dragons in district opener
August 22, 2013By Bryan Priddy of South Warren Middle School
Spartans volleyball start the season with a strong statement against the Dragons
August 19, 2013
The Spartan volleyball teams went on the road and kicked off their regular season against the Moss Dragons Monday night. Both the 7th and 8thgrade teams won in straight sets capturing the 100 and 101st victories for the young program against only 10 losses. In the 7th grade match, the Spartans (2-1) used the timely serving of outside hitter Sophie Pemberton, who led the team with 12 aces while middle hitter Ashtyn Vandiver added 4 aces of her own. The Dragons never seemed to get it together and the Spartans rolled 25-8, 25-8.
In the nightcap, the returning district champions started where they left off last season. Nina Vespa paced the Spartans (5-0) with 13 aces while middle hitter Hannah Yonts and Meredith Woods provided the power with 4 kills each. The Spartans cruised to a 25-6, 25-5 victory. Next up for South Warren is a rematch of the district finals against a tough Bowling Green Junior High team. The Spartans travel to the Purples Tuesday night at 5:30. Come out and support your volleyball teams! Go Spartans!!!