The Marion volleyball team split a pair of non-league games at Southeast of Saline Thursday.
The Warriors defeated the host Trojans in three sets, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, having previously defeated Southeast of Saline in two sets in a Class 3A substate matchup last October.
“We love playing Southeast of Saline because they’re always good competition,” coach Brea Campbell said. “For some reason there’s always just been a battle between them (and us).
“We knew that they would want us because we beat them out at substate.”
Marion then lost to a tough Sacred Heart team in two sets, 25-15, 25-15.
“They were a very scrappy team,” Campbell said. “We didn’t know anything about them. We tried everything to put that ball down and they just always got to it. We went into long rallies that unfortunately didn’t come up on our end.”
Marion—The Warriors earned a pair of Heart of America league wins at the modified quad in Marion Tuesday.
Marion defeated Inman, 25-18, 25-8. The Teutons had defeated Marion in the HOA tournament last year, and with Remington, were the only league teams to hand the Warriors a defeat.
“Everything just went right,” coach Brea Campbell said of the match. “Everyone had the right attitude. Everyone knew that was going to be a big game. I believe (the Teutons) were 15-1 before they came to Marion.”
To conclude the night, Marion defeated Bennington in two sets, 25-8, 25-15.
“Bennington’s not a team you can sleep on because they do have good hitting and they’ll come back at you,” Campbell said. “It also helped that we were at home. (Our) girls were in the gym where they’re comfortable. They knew what they had to do, and they wanted to come do it.”
Coming—Marion (3-2, 16-7) was scheduled to play at Remington Tuesday and will travel to Ell-Saline Oct. 3.