ECVB traveled to Muncie Central on Saturday. This was our first time participating in this tournament, so we went in knowing the competition would be strong and that we would have to play at a higher level in order to compete. ECVB defeated Muncie Central to open the day with the scores of 29-17 & 25-17. It took us a little bit to find our rhythm in this match, but they never quit. We were down 22-24 at the end of the match and didn’t quit. They fought hard to force extended play and eventually came out on top. Our match last week against Lawrenceburg probably helped in this match because it showed them that they could do it and that they didn’t need to panic. We controlled the second set a lot better and took them out of their comfort zone. ECVB vs Muncie Central 9-28-19We defeated Richmond in the second round of pool play 25-21 & 25-7. We gave up some leads in set one, but Richmond is very scrappy and that can become frustrating, especially for our offense. But they pushed from the service line and then never let up in that area the rest of the match. Molly Gregg opened set 2 with 12-0 serving run with multiple aces in that run. We pulled Richmond out of sync by being aggressive on our side of the court. ECVB vs Richmond 9-28-19We lost to Wapahani in the championship 25-22 & 25-14. We definitely gave them a run for their money in the first set. We dug too big of a whole that it was tough to come out of it, but they never quit and played hard the entire set. The second set was a different story. We let a couple of errors get to us and from that point forward we were pulled out of the game. Wapahani is a very disciplined and fast team and we just didn’t keep up with that in the second set. When you’re facing a team that makes a run for the state title every year, you have to stay in control of everything you can, and we didn’t do that. ECVB vs Wapahani 9-28-19Varsity is now 16-7 on the season. Next up: at Springboro on Thursday.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.