Indy volleyball celebrates senior night with a 3-2 win over Rocky River

Left to Right: Sophia Ternes, Abriana Berry, Justice Lee, Coach Lindsay McSwain, Elizabeth Andrews, Holly Hunter, Jessica Draffen. (Ron Morris)

On Tuesday evening the Independence Lady Patriots’ volleyball team hosted cross town rival the Rocky River Ravens on senior night.  The team honored seniors:  Sophia Ternes, Abriana Berry, Justice Lee, Elizabeth Andrews, Holly Hunter and Jessica Draffen.

The Ravens almost spoiled Indy’s senior night as they won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-21.  After losing the first two sets and being one game away from losing the match, the Lady Patriots came alive.   The ladies won the next three sets, 25-21, 25-12 and 15-9, to win the match and celebrate senior night with a conference victory.

The Lady Patriots had 26 aces on their serves.  Senior Sophia Terns led the team with 12 aces.  Senior Jessica Draffen added 9 aces.  Junior Piper Glasgow scored 3 aces while senior Elizabeth Andrews had 2 aces.

Sophia Ternes led the Lady Patriots with 14 kills, and Elizabeth Andrews had 9 kills as the Lady Patriots won the match 3 sets to 2.

Speaking on her team’s come back Coach McSwain said, “I think they showed that they are a top seeded team.  I think that they showed that they can come back from being down and really rally together.  I think that they are the family they say they are.  They have grown a lot despite that they have had four head coaches in four years.  Our seniors have been real troopers and they have handled that with grace.”