Garaway Volleyball

Garaway drops game one to Hawks and then cruises to IVC win


After dropping the first game of the match to Hiland, the Garaway Pirates turned up their night to take the next three in convincing fashion.

Hiland won the first game 25-17 and looked on their way to an upset win in the Inter-Valley Conference on Thursday, September 24 in the Perry Reese Jr. Center at Hiland High School.

The Pirates had other plans ripping off wins of 25-17, 25-3 and 25-13 in games two through four. Garaway improves its overall record to 4-8 and and 4-4 in the IVC with the victory. The Hawks fall to 1-12 on the season and 0-8 in the conference with the second round of conference games still to play.

Hiland won the JV match 25-18, 28-26.


                1. With the score 9-2 in the game three, Garaway rattled off 15 straight points to make the score 24-2.  After a long rally, a Abby Detweiler tip came up just short ending the run one point shy from winning it on the streak.  When the ball hit the net and bounced to the floor a collective “oh” came from the Garaway stands.  Cassidy Widder ended it on the next point with a long kill.



2.  In game one the Hawks looked prime to give the Pirates a run for their money.  They rolled out to a 8-5 lead on a Brooke Workman kill, but the Pirates fought back to get it to 16-13 Hawks. Hiland proved up to the task early ended game one on 9-4 run for the win.

3. Much like game three, Garaway came flying out of the gate to a 2-10 lead over the Hawks.  Pirates’ coach Deb Swihart talked after their game with Ridgewood (a 3-1 loss) about trying to finish game much better.   Her team had no problem this time closing out the Hawks and picking up a IVC win.


Garaway coach Deb Swihart on game one loss and how her team recovered.
“We just played so passive in game one.  We really didn’t make them work and made a lot of errors on our end. In game two we finally started to do what we were telling them to do.  We started to put the ball in places they were not.”

Swihart on the last time her team scored 15 points in a row.
“Not this season. Allison (Lunebord) had a really great string of serves going there.  It was very nice.

Swihart on a needed win for her team.
“I feel like there was a lot of things that happened tonight that were good for us.  Like dropping the first game and having to come back.  They struggled through that second game a bit, started to fix things, and then really came out strong and finished the night well.”


Hiland Aces
Brooke Stutzman – 1
Amanda Yoder – 1

Hiland Kills
Ashley Weaver – 6
Amanda Yoder – 6

Hiland Assist
Rhiana Schlabach – 9
Ashley Weaver – 6

Hiland Digs
Brittany Wengerd – 31

Garaway Aces
Allison Luneborg – 5
Alli Yoder – 3
Ellen Stingel
Abby Detweiler – 1

Garaway Kills
Allison Luneborg – 22
Abby Detweiler – 11
Samantha Putt – 4

Garaway Assist
Cassidy Widder – 20
Sierra Slentz – 14

Garaway Digs
Abby Detweiler – 16
Allison Luneborg – 16
Amber Monigold – 14


Hiland @ East Canton – 9/28 – 6:30pm
Garaway @ Strasburg – 9/27 – 6:30pm

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