Butler County Times Gazette
  • T-Birds go 2-0 in home triangular

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  • The Circle Volleyball Team went 2-0 in their own triangular on Tuesday defeating Winfield and El Dorado.
    In non-division play, the T-Birds needed only two games to defeat Winfield 25-9, 25-10. Circle went on to earn victory over El Dorado 22-25, 25-20, 25-16 to move to 3-1 on the season.
    “The El Dorado match was competitive one. It took us a set to start attacking the way we’re capable of,” said Circle head coach Shelly Nibarger.
    El Dorado opened up solidly earning a 3-0 lead in the opening game.
    The Wildcats maintained their lead throughout the first game and earned a 25-22 victory.
    Both teams battled back and forth throughout the second game and Circle built an early lead and never relinquished it to beat El Dorado 25-20 sending the match to a third game.
    “I thought our outside hitters Erin Schiesser and Leslie Geist started seeing the floor better in sets 2 and 3 and began to take advantage of the weaknesses in El Dorado’s defense,” said Nibarger.
    In the third and deciding game, Circle sprinted to a 6-2 lead over El Dorado to begin the contest and the T-Birds never looked back. Circle maintained a 5-6 point lead throughout the game and won 25-16.
    “Our setter Katie Frankenbery mixed up her sets well and did a nice job running our offense. Middle blocker Jamie Wright also had a nice match with 5 kills and 6 very timely blocks,” said Nibarger.
    The Lady T-Birds travel this weekend to participate in the Ark City Tourney on Saturday.
    Attacks – Leslie Geist 24 Kills, Erin Schiesser 10 Kills, Alexis Wiebe 9 Kills
    Assists – Katie Frankenbery 50
    Digs – Taylor Adlesperger 17
    Serving ­– Frankenbery 18-18 with one ace
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