Oak Harbor freshman, Reagan Schultz, helps the Rockets stay undefeated
OAK HARBOR - The unbeaten Oak Harbor volleyball team struggled early in its first two sets, but the Rockets remained poised and pulled away from Rossford in Thursday's non-conference action.
Rossford scored the first several points of the opening set before Oak Harbor rallied for a 25-15 win.
"Oak Harbor is a very good team," said Rossford coach Joe Durco. "I told (their) coach that she was very blessed to have two awesome middle hitters."
Olivia Rahm was busy throughout the evening and finished with 16 digs and three aces for the Rockets.
Again, in the second set, the Bulldogs led early but Logan Harris led the Rockets with several strong serves as Oak Harbor gathered itself and moved ahead before taking the second set.
"We came into the game with the plan to take them out of their middle-oriented game," Durco said. "It worked at times."
Kaytlynn Sandwisch led the way for Oak Harbor in assists as the senior compiled 41 on the night.
Oak Harbor (3-0 overall) concluded the match with a 25-16 win.
Peyton Bloomer finished with 26 kills while Harris and Grace Wolf added ten apiece for Oak Harbor.
The Rockets also had 11 digs from Alaina Hetrick.
"Our underclassmen are gaining confidence every game," said Jacki Gezo, coach of the Rockets. "We played well as a team."
The Rockets will return to action on Saturday as they travel to Clyde to take on the Fliers and Mansfield Madison in a tri-match.
Rossford (0-2 overall) will travel to Eastwood on Tuesday for its opening Northern Buckeye Conference contest.
"I thought we played well and Oak Harbor's coach said we did as well," said Durco. "We led at times during the game and it gave us some momentum. Oak Harbor is experienced and it showed.
Megan Dunne had 20 digs for the Bulldogs while Karagyn Durco finished with 15 assists and three aces.