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CHARLESTON — Taylorville High School junior volleyball player Sam Logue serves the ball during the Tornadoes match at Charleston on Thursday night. Logue finished the match with 5 service points, 2 of which were aces, in Taylorville’s 23-25, 25- 10, 25-7 win.
Lucas Domonousky/ Breeze-Courier photo
Breeze-Courier Sports Writer
CHARLESTON — The Taylorville Tornado vollyball team traveled to Charleston to challenge the Trojans Thursday night in a regular season Apollo Conference matchup. The match took all three games, but the Tornadoes eventually came on on top. Charleston stole the first set, then Taylorville won the next two, securing the match win, 23-25, 25- 10, 25-7.
Back and forth the Trojans and Tornadoes fought to gain the advantage of the innitial game, but neither team could find the leverage. Coming down to just a couple of points, the match was too close for either teams liking. The Trojans ended up taking the game by a score of 25-23.
Showing no signs of defeat, Taylorville came out in games two and three even stronger and more determined. The Tornadoes completely shut down the Trojans momentum and quieting the rowdy Charleston crowd. Taylorville threw themseves in overdrive. This was Taylorville’s most all around team victory this season. With no particular player standing out. Summer Brandis really connected with her team. The senior had 27 assists on the night. The most important coming as the final point of game three and the match to Elle Richards. The junior Richards ended the match with 5 kills. Nothing but excitement coming from the away game.
Taylorville’s next matchup will be back at home next Tuesday. The Tornado volleyball team will face Mahomet-Seymour for the non-conferece match.