Dayton, Ohio- Sinclair finishes the 2014 season with a 3-1 win over Cuyahoga Community College Chargers. With this win the Tartans end the season with an overall record of 13-21 and a 6-8 record in the OCCAC. This caps off a four game winning streak, their best of the season. After defeating their remaining three conference opponents, Sinclair finished 5th in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.
Sinclair got off to a hot start in the first as they took the set 25-15. Events unfolded quickly as the Tartans lead 15-6 and never looked back. A combination of great blocking and hitting propelled Sinclair to take the set with little trouble.
The second set proved to be a much different story. Sinclair got off to a slow start with four consecutive service errors, but managed to stay in set with their efficiency in siding out. The Challengers then got on a roll gaining a comfortable lead and were able to hold off the Tartans and took the set 19-25.
During the third set intermission, all of the sophomores were recognized for Sophomore Night. These players played their final game as a Sinclair Tartan. They were all recognized for their contributions to the Sinclair Volleyball program and their successes on and off the volleyball court. The 2014 sophomore class includes Claire McGowan, Tiffany Jordan, Rebecca Moyer, Elizabeth Collins and Carly Butler.
Sinclair responded to dropping the second set by getting off to a 10-6 lead in the third. The Challengers battled back to tie the set at 14 apiece. The set got close down the stretch as they were tied once again at 22. A tremendously hard fought volley ending in the Tartan’s favor proved to be the difference as they took the set 25-22.
Cuyahoga had a response of their own in the fourth set by taking an early 12-6 lead. Coach K.C. Gan called a critical timeout that got the Tartans back into rhythm going on a 9-3 run to tie the set up at 15. After trading points from that point after, Sinclair had a surge at the end to take the fourth set 25-22 and win the game.
Sinclair Tartans 25 19 25 25
Cuyahoga Challengers 15 25 22 22
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