Defenders sweep East Richland

Staff report

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Just one more to go for the Ohio Valley Christian School volleyball team.

That’s because the Defenders, competing in the annual Ohio Christian School Athletic Association state tournament, will play for Friday night’s state championship — following an easy semifinal sweep.

The top-seeded Defenders swept fourth-seeded East Richland Christian on Friday night 25-12, 25-12 and 25-13 on the OVCS campus.

The win raised OVCS’ record to 21-1, and sends it to Friday night’s state final at Ohio Christian University in Circleville.

Leading scorers for the Defenders were Katie Westfall with 20 points, Katie Bradley with 14 points, Cori Hutchinson with 18 points and Emily Childers with 10.

Staff report