Redskins spike Steubenville in three sets

STEUBENVILLE – The Indian Creek volleyball team won its second straight match, this time beating rival Steubenville 25-11, 25-23, 25-16 inside the Crimson Center.

It was the second loss in a row for Big Red, after starting the season with wins over East Liverpool and Edison.

“The good thing is that we get to put this one behind us and play again tomorrow night,” said Steubenville coach Lynn Meyer, whose team welcomes city rival Catholic Central, which dropped a tough five-setter at Edison Tuesday.

After an season-opening loss at Carrollton in straight sets, the Redskins have swept Buckeye Local and Big Red.

“We just have to work on our talking skills,” said Indian Creek coach Crystal Hammack. “We don’t speak very well on the court. The kids have to step up and talk.”

Bre Berryman led the Redskins’ offense with eight kills. Savannah Shanley added 23 assists and three digs.

“She (Berryman) is going to get her kills and that’s what we told our kids,” said Meyer. “We needed to do a better job when she wasn’t on the court.”

It’s a different Indian Creek team as a Furda is not leading the offense for the first time in eight years.

“Jess did the talking for us last year,” said Hammack. “We always talk about being loud and obnoxious. Loud and obnoxious means everybody knows who has the ball, we’re not running into each other and the ball’s not hitting the floor.

“It’s definitely gotten better. We came out stronger tonight than we have. We came out and played the way we should.”

For the Redskins, Bethany Davis totaled two aces, five kills and four digs, Brooke Spence added three aces and five digs, Dakota Devore two aces and three digs.

Kaylee LaRue contributed two aces and 13 digs, Martina Marko one kill and one dig, Renee Antonelli four kills and two digs and Sydney Karas seven kills.

Taylor Young paced Steubenville with eight points, five kills, eight assists and four digs, Rhiannon Petrisko delivered five kills and two blocks, Annie Nehrbas two points, five kills and three digs, Lysaih Rice four points, two kills and a block, Tenia Barker nine points, two kills and three digs and T’Shai Smith four assists.

“We played with no passion, no intensity and no aggression,” said Meyer. “We just didn’t play ball. We can’t do that.”