The tradition continues – Northeastern volleyball killing the Rockets’ competition

Clermont Northeastern’s varsity volleyball team is continuing its winning tradition. Thus far, the Blue and Gold is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division.

“I’m pretty well pleased. This is a pretty solid team,” said coach Cindy Dorsey. “I’m not surprised with how we’re doing. I have eight seniors on the team, six of them played last year (on the SBC-A title squad).”

The outstanding senior leaders are Emma Keough (middle hitter and “good all around”), Erin Connor (middle hitter), Lyndsey Waldman (setter and outside hitter), Katie Peace (outside hitter and setter), Kara Johnson (libero), Dawn Rapp (right side), Kristen Miller (right side), and Megan Goldfuss (right side).

“This team is pretty comparable with last year’s team. This is a closer team and they bring a lot of passion to the game and they’re volleyball smart,” said Dorsey. “It’s a versatile team. They can all substitute for each other.

“This is a great group of girls. They’re pushing to be the best they can.”

Clermont Northeastern defeated New Richmond 25-11, 23-25, 25-16, 25-11. Western Brown also went down 25-18, 25-23, 25-18. Goshen was mastered 25-22, 25-9, 25-19.

Amelia’s varsity volleyball team began its season by winning the championship of the Ross Invitational. The Barons defeated the host Rams along with Middletown Madison and Western Hills. The Barons lost to Anderson 25-9, 25-12, 25-10. Kings also won out 25-17, 25-14, 25-15.

Batavia downed Georgetown 25-16, 30-28, 25-21. The Bulldogs were leashed by Indian Hill 25-10, 22-25, 25-17, 25-12.

Glen Este made Mount Healthy ill 25-5, 25-5, 25-18. Norwood barely nudged the Trojans 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23. The Purple and White upended Amelia 25-14, 25-9, 25-18.

Goshen broke even in a triangular meet by knocking off Northwest 25-9, 25-15 and being knocked off by Turpin 25-20, 25-8. The Warriors were whipped by Western Brown 29-27, 26-24, 22-25, 25-16.

Milford outlasted Loveland in an all-night marathon 25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11. Kings dethroned the E-Gals 25-9, 25-19, 25-15. Colerain took the Red and White 25-17, 25-21, 29-27.

Williamsburg surmounted Summit Country Day in a three-way showdown 25-21, 25-22 and fell down Indian Hill 25-16, 25-18. East Clinton earned a hard-fought 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 win over the Wildcats. ‘Burg bested Batavia 25-14, 24-26, 20-25, 15-13 (a BHS win is missing in the overall score).

Felicity was beaten by Hamilton in the Madeira Invitational 25-11, 25-19. The Cardinals endured in a tough showdown over Williamsburg 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 13-25, 15-5.

New Richmond was finally downed by Deer Park 25-23, 25-23, 25-20. The Red and Black recovered to beat Bethel-Tate for their first victory of the season 25-14, 25-20, 27-25. Western Brown bounced the Lions 25-20, 25-17, 25-13.

Bethel-Tate was taken by Western Brown 25-8, 25-12, 25-13.