ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Edison volleyball team advanced to Saturday's 7:30 p.m. co-final against rival Indian Creek with a 25-15, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17 victory over Meadowbrook Wednesday at St. Clairsville High School in an Ohio Division II Eastern District sectional tournament semifinal.
"It was a good night," second-year Edison head coach Leah Snyder said.
Snyder said her team is not going to need any special motivation to get up to play the Redskins Saturday night.
HERE’S THE SERVE — Edison’s Cassady Jarvis serves during Wednesday’s 25-15, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17 win over Meadowbrook in the sectional tournament at St. Clairsville High School.
-- Aaron Petchal
"I don't think they do," she said. "They are going to pumped up. It is a sectional final. I think Indian Creek will be ready too."
The Wildcats and Redskins have met three times this season. Edison leads the season series, 2-1.
The teams split during the regular season before Edison got the better of Indian Creek in the OVAC Class 5A Tournament semifinals last week at Steubenville High School.
Edison went on to defeat Parkersburg South to claim the tournament championship.
Meadowbrook claimed the Class 4A Tournament title by defeating Oak Glen in the semifinals and East Liverpool in the tournament final.
The Colts also defeated the Potters Monday in a sectional quarterfinal to advance to their match against the Wildcats.
Caitlin Brenstuhl had nine points, three aces, two kills, 18 assists and three blocks to lead the Wildcats. Cassady Jarvis had eight points, three aces, three assists, nine blocks and six kills, with Hannah Johns adding seven points and three kills, Alexis Gill nine blocks and four kills and Victoria Freeland had five digs.
Katie Davidson chipped in five points, 11 assists and two blocks, while Katelyn Pollock had five points, five blocks, 17 kills and six digs and Kylie Smith five points, three aces and 10 digs.
In the first game, Edison built a 19-10 lead on the serve of Hannah Johns. The Colts staged a little rally, but the Wildcats were able to regroup and put the game away.
In the second game, Edison led 20-17, but Meadowbrook rallied to take a 24-23 lead. The Wildcats scored the final three points of the game to win the game.