Tornadoes sweep Lancers

By Paul Boggs -

STEWART, Ohio — Hurricane Matthew may be churning towards the Southeastern United States, but the Southern Tornadoes are still sweeping across the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division.

That’s because the Tornadoes, in winning their fifth consecutive contest on Tuesday night, swept the host Federal Hocking Lancers 25-15, 25-22 and 25-20 in a TVC-Hocking volleyball tilt at McInturf Gymnasium in Stewart.

With the win, Southern raised its record to 16-2 — and 12-1 in the league.

The Tornadoes — which host Eastern tonight in an all-important division affair — still trail league leader, defending champion and current undefeated-for-the-division Waterford.

Against the Lady Lancers, Faith Teaford tallied seven kills and a block, while Sierra Cleland and Kamryn Smith secured six kills apiece.

Amanda Cole collected four kills and two solo blocks, part of three overall and included an ace.

Cleland had three solo blocks, as her, Smith and Talon Drummer dialed up an ace apiece.

Southern’s return match against Eastern tonight (Thursday, Oct. 6) also marks the program’s annual Volley For The Cure.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs