W-G vball loses close battle with Delphos Jefferson


WAYNESFIELD – The Waynesfield-Goshen High School volleyball team battled hard before coming up on the short end of a marathon 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 11-25, 11-15 loss to Delphos Jefferson Monday.

The two teams battled for two hours and 40 minutes before action was finally over.

Despite the loss, Waynesfield head coach Kelly Dunson said the team showed drastic improvement over its first game played Saturday at Botkins.

“The team played hard,” Dunson said. “We were passing the ball better and we were picking up hitters much better. It was 100 percent improvement. We reacted to the ball well.”

With a 2-1 game lead, the Tigers only big setback was in the fourth match.

“The fourth set we fell apart a little bit,” Dunson said. “Things turned and we didn’t recover quickly enough. Our hitters hit a few too many out of bounds and we didn’t recover quickly enough when we made mistakes. We need to learn to just move on. We had a hard time shaking off our erros and moving forward.”

The Tigers play again Thursday as they open up NWCC play in Milford Center against Fairbanks on Thursday. The Tigers are now 0-2 on the season.