Republic volleyball broke a three-match losing streak with a win on the road at Springfield Central Monday. Republic swept Central at all three levels, varsity, JV, and freshman.
In the varsity match, Central hung tough in the first set before falling 28-26, and Republic gradually asserted control after that., winning the final two sets 25-21 and 25-15.
Rilynn Finley had 12 kills to lead Republic. Alaina Norman had nine kills on nine swings, for a hit percentage of 1.000. She also led the team with 13 digs.
Republic’s net defense got better throughout the night, and the Lady Tigers’ block was working well in the final set. Kailey Manes led the team with four blocks. Brooklyn Claxton distributed 25 assists.
Republic had lost three matches in a row at the Springfield Classic Saturday, but the win Monday ends that skid and improves the Lady Tigers’ record to 14-4 this season.
The JV team won 25-20 25-11. The freshman team won 25-22 25-23.