The Spartans traveled to Anderson on Thursday night and took down the Redskins to claim their 3rd consecutive ECC title. The Spartans finish the regular season 20-2 overall, 13-1 in the ECC, #4 in the Cincinnati D-1 rankings and riding a 17 game win streak into the playoffs.
In front of a packed house and with a potential share of the ECC crown on the line, Anderson battled the Spartans tough all night. In the end, the Spartans simply had too many weapons and too much firepower for the Redskins to handle. Led by seniors Claire Armbruster, Marisa Cerchio, Charlotte Kerregan and Emily Cattran, the Spartans responded every time Anderson made a run. In the end, the Spartans pulled away in each set to sweep the Redskins 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 in the match and 2-0 for the season series.
Not surprisingly, the Spartans end the regular season with many ECC Top 20 leaders in the final statistical rankings. For Kills: Claire #3, Marisa #6, Charlotte #14 and Peyton #17. For Assists, Emily #2, Claire #16 and Sarah #17. For Blocks, Marisa #4, Charlotte #8, Claire #18 and Peyton #20. For Digs, Sarah #8. For Passes, Sarah #4, Claire #10 and Lisa #16. For Serves, Charlotte #3, Emily #5, Claire #6, Peyton #14, and Sarah #16. For Aces, Claire #1, Charlotte #4, Emily #12 and Peyton #19.
Come on out and cheer on the Spartans as they begin their playoff run on Wednesday night at 6:00 at Lakota West against the winner of Oak Hills v Mt. Healthy.