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Aurora High volleyball team runnerup in Suburban, looking to postseason

by STEVE BATKO | CORRESPONDENT Published: October 12, 2016 1:00 AM
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Aurora -- Playing a team that has a 22-0 record in the league in the past two seasons is obviously a huge challenge.

Aurora's volleyball team played for the Suburban League American Conference championship Oct. 4 at home against Revere, which won 25-20, 22-25, 25-19 to keep its league record perfect.

Aurora, which came back to beat Copley at home Oct. 6, was 11-6 overall and 9-2 in the SL heading into this week, and is scheduled to finish league play Oct. 13 at Tallmadge.

"Sometimes it just isn't your night, and against Revere it wasn't our night at all," noted head coach Tyler Price, as the Minutemen improved to 15-5 overall.

"The girls were able to bounce back and pull out a win against Copley," added the mentor, who hopes to make a run in the Solon Division I sectional tournament.

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The Lady Greenmen won 25-21, 25-27, 25-23, 25-20 over Copley.

"We were able to capitalize on some errors by Copley in the first set, and then gave them some errors of our own in set 2," said Price. "It was a gritty and sloppy match overall, but we were able to pull it out.

"The past couple of weeks have started to take its toll on the team. Hopefully, I can find some time to get the girls some well needed rest for a playoff run."

Morgan Copley posted 16 kills and 3 aces in the win over Copley.

April Davis registered 27 digs and Anna Davis had 39 assists and 3 aces. Sydney McDowell had 11 kills. Leading the team in blocks was Brooke Besinger with 3.

Revere is led by four seniors, including outside hitter Viktoria Farian (Seton Hill College recruit) and middle hitter Erinn Kahoe (Slippery Rock).

"Farian came out as an all-star," noted Price. "We knew that she was going to get a lot of sets, and she capitalized. She is a very smart player and was able to hit around our defense. Not many teams can stop her.

"With the chances of a league title over, we are now focusing on districts."

April Davis battled in the loss, as she had 25 digs and one ace, while Copley had 10 kills. Emily Stepanek added 2 blocks, Anna Davis had 24 assists and Jordan Parks added 1 ace.

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