Raider junior Miriam Sinn (17) hammering home a kill over the Jefferson Lady Wildcats Monday in at Wayne Trace. (DHI Media/ Tina Eley)
Raider junior Miriam Sinn (17) hammering home a kill over the Jefferson Lady Wildcats Monday in at Wayne Trace. (DHI Media/ Tina Eley)

HAVILAND - Six Wayne Trace seniors celebrated Senior Night at the ‘Palace’ with a sweep of visiting Delphos Jefferson Monday night in non-league volleyball action.

Wayne Trace took game one 25-21 and the Raiders went on to post a 25-19 second set victory before wrapping up the match by posting a 25-17 game three win.

With the win, the red, white and blue improved to 11-9 on the season while Delphos Jefferson fell to 5-14 overall.

Game one was back and forth early with the Raiders grabbing the early lead after an Alli Hefner kill and ace to go on top 6-4.

Trailing 10-8, the Wildcats got a pair of kills from Delaney Deuel to spark four straight Delphos Jefferson points for a 12-10 advantage.

The two teams continued to trade the lead with the set featuring nine ties as the squads were knotted at 21-21.

However, Wayne Trace then closed out the opening set with an Alli Hefner kill, a Brooke Greulach ace and two more Alli Hefner slams to wrap up the 25-21 win.

Raider head coach Angie Speice was pleased with the play of her squad.

“I thought the girls did a nice job of building off of last week’s win over a good Bryan team,” said Speice. “We came in and played relaxed and we did a lot of good things tonight.”

The second set saw the two teams split the first dozen points before a Meagan Speice kill put Wayne Trace on top for good 7-6.

Leading 10-9, the Raiders pushed the margin to 13-9 after an Alli Hefner kill and a Kaylee Shepherd ace before Delphos Jefferson answered.

A joint block by Ali McClurg and Courtney Teman helped spark an 8-5 run that culminated on a Jayla Rostorfer slam to get the Wildcats within 18-17.

However, a Speice kill along with three Greulach aces pushed Wayne Trace back in front 23-17.

Two Deuel slams sandwiched around an Alli Hefner kill got Delphos Jefferson within 24-19 but Wayne Trace closed out the set on a Shepherd slam for the 25-19 victory.

“This was a good win for our seniors,” Speice said. “They were able to all be on the floor at the same time so I think that was a special moment for them.”

Wayne Trace then closed out the match in game three, controlling it most of the way.

Delphos Jefferson did jump in front early, taking a 7-6 advantage after a pair of Deuel kills, but the Raiders would respond.

A Meagan Speice kill, a Greulach ace and slams from Morgan Hefner and Speice quickly put Wayne Trace on top 11-7.

The Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the set at 11-11 but it was all Raiders from that point on.

Five straight Wayne Trace points, thanks to a pair of Sadie Sinn aces along with kills by Shepherd and Alli Hefner, put the red, white and blue on top 16-11.

Slams by Alli Hefner and Shepherd along with a Meagan Speice ace extended the Raider lead to 19-12 but Wayne Trace wasn’t done.

The red, white and blue widened the margin to 22-14 after kills by Alli Hefner and Miriam Sinn before slams by Meagan Speice and Miriam Sinn helped push the advantage to 24-15.

Following a pair of Raider hitting errors trimmed the lead to 24-17, a Delphos Jefferson service error ended the night and the 25-17 win for Wayne Trace.

“The girls did a nice job of being aggressive tonight,” said the Raider head coach. “All of the girls came in and contributed and were able to make some big plays for us.”

Kaylee Shepherd led the way for the Lady Raiders with 16 assists, seven kills, one ace and a dozen digs while Alli Hefner recorded a dozen kills, four digs and an ace. Sadie Sinn chipped in 18 digs and a pair of aces while Meagan Speice posted six kills, six digs and an ace.

Brooke Greulach also had five aces and four digs for Wayne Trace with Olivia Egnor having three digs and an ace. Miriam Sinn and Morgan Hefner both had four kills while Miriam Sinn also finished with five assists and four digs.

Deuel led the way for the Lady Wildcats with 15 kills while Teman added five slams and an ace. Rostorfer chipped in 19 digs for Delphos Jefferson and Allison McClurg recorded 14. Teman had nine digs as well for the Wildcats while Audrey North had eight.

Ayron McClurg dished out 15 assists for Delphos Jefferson and Teman had five.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity improved to 7-13 on the season with a 25-16, 16-25 and 25-18 victory over the Lady Wildcats.