Taylor Chick 'sets' Huron volleyball record; River Rats falter in field hockey and more Monday results
Huron High School senior Taylor Chick broke the volleyball team’s career record for aces at a tournament over the weekend.
Monday was just another match played, and another record in the books for Chick.
The River Rats took the short trip to Greenhills School and, early on, Chick "set" the career record for assists at 1,567. Chick, a senior, led the team with 13 assists on the night putting the record at 1,577. Huron won the match, 3-0.
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“We knew she was getting close, so it was exciting when she got it,” Huron coach Toney Cummer said of the record.
Chick also added to her aces record with five of Huron’s 17 on the day, and inched the River Rats (8-16-5) closer to their team season record in that regard.
“One of the big things for us is to serve aggressively and we did a good job of that tonight,” Cummer said.
The closest set of the night was the first with Huron winning 25-21. The Gryphons (4-9-4) lost the next two 25-17, 25-18, but Greenhills coach Tiffany Willard was pleased with how her team finished.
Down 24-11 in the final set, Greenhills scored seven straight points on match-point before losing.
“I definitely liked the effort and intensity tonight, it’s just sometimes we play a better team and they’re a good team,” Willard said.
Nine out of 10 times, Willard realizes, Huron -- with a student enrollment of 2,079 compared to Greenhills’ 324 -- is going to be the better team, but feels it's important to keep the rivalry going between the schools.
“They definitely push us, but a couple years ago we were evenly matched,” Willard said. “They always get up to play Huron. They're the bigger school down the road and they want to compete with them.”
“We never go in thinking it's going to be an easy win. They get their home crowd going. They take that underdog approach and we try not to ever take them lightly,” Cummer said. “Some of the kids are in the same neighborhood and play club together, so it’s important for us to keep the rivalry going.”
Cindy Ofili led Huron at the net with six kills and five blocks. Viggy Parr ha five kills, eight assists and nine digs for Greenhills, while Jackie Oestreich had seven kills and three blocks.
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Tonight's high school roundup was compiled by Pete Cunningham and Ryan Larimore.