Saturday, March 25, 2023

Bison fall to Redskins

Beachwood’s volleyball team struggled early and never recovered in a 3-0 loss to Cuyahoga Heights on Tuesday.

The Redskins won 25-23, 26-24 and 25-11.

“It’s a tough one,” said Beachwood coach Sarah Schoenhagen. “The first game we lost by two and we made nine errors. I think they were a little bit nervous because it was a big game.”

The loss dropped Beachwood’s record to 3-2 on the year.

Beachwood jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the second set but couldn’t put away the Redskins.

“Their server went up and got three straight points and things seemed to fall apart,” Schoenhagen said. “From there it was kind of downhill. It was 14-14 when she got done serving and our confidence just dropped.”

The Bison never recovered.

“Cuyahoga Heights wanted it more,” Schoenhagen said. “That’s pretty much the story. They wanted it more.”

Valisha Watkins led the Bison with 8 kills and she tied Jaelyn Pounds for the team lead with 8 digs. Pounds posted a team-high 11 assists and Shaneice James had 7 blocks.

The Bison have to put the loss behind them as they host Western Reserve Academy on Wednesday and travel to Wickliffe on Thursday.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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