Aviators fall to volleyball powers


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



Butler’s Dani Holop goes for a dig during the Aviators’ match versus Troy on Tuesday.

Butler’s Dani Holop goes for a dig during the Aviators’ match versus Troy on Tuesday.


Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

Grace Swarts sets for a teammate during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday.


Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

Karli Kercher gets a dig during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday.


Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

TROY — The Troy volleyball program has been a juggernaut in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North since its inception including a perfect league slate a year ago. On Tuesday, the Butler Aviators traveled to Troy where the Trojans swept the match in three sets 25-14, 25-19, and 25-10.

Alyssa Burley led the Aviators with eight kills and eight digs and Taryn Butler had four kills. Dani Holop recorded three service aces and five digs while Karli Kercher had six.

Marion Local 3, Butler 0

VANDALIA — Another volleyball power visited the Student Activities Center where the Aviators made things interesting in a three-set sweep 25-21, 25-19, 25-17.

Burley again led with 11 kills and 16 digs while Butler had seven kills. Grace Swarts had 22 assists and four blocks while Grace Marshall had five blocks. Swarts was named the Player of the Match for the Aviators.

The Aviators will take the Labor Day weekend off before returning to action on Tuesday, Sept. 4 when they host league rival Tipp. That match is set to begin at 7:45 p.m.

Butler’s Dani Holop goes for a dig during the Aviators’ match versus Troy on Tuesday.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_082818jb_butler_DaniHolop.jpegButler’s Dani Holop goes for a dig during the Aviators’ match versus Troy on Tuesday. Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

Grace Swarts sets for a teammate during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_082818jb_butler_GraceSwarts.jpegGrace Swarts sets for a teammate during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday. Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

Karli Kercher gets a dig during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/web1_082818jb_butler_KarliKercher.jpegKarli Kercher gets a dig during Butler’s match at Troy on Tuesday. Photo by Josh Brown | Troy Daily News

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.