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Rams Win OCC Clash At Lexington

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 9/10/2013

Arguably the two best teams in the Ohio Cardinal Conference battled for league supremacy Tuesday night, with Madison picking up a hard fought victory at Lexington.

The teams went back and forth for four sets, with the Rams taking game one in extra's 26- 24, then Lady Lex bounced back with a dominating 25-16 win in game two before Madison took the last two sets 25-22 and 27-25.

The Rams actually found themselves behind Lexington (5-5, 3-2) by several points in each game, but were able to grind out tough points.

"You just have to keep fighting." Rams junior setter/outside hitter Katie Wagner says. "Even though we were down some in that last game you got to keep going no matter what happens."

Wagner had a monster night with 36 assists and 7 kills, a player Rams head coach Brian Votaw says was key to their success. Votaw also agrees with Wagner that the teams heart and grit is was enabled them to get a win over a quality Lady Lex squad.

"Our never say die, never willing to quit attitude." Votaw says was the biggest factor in the teams win. "At crucial times when we needed people to step up and play, our players did."

One of those players was junior libero Chase Carper, who led the team with 11 digs and a pair of aces. Carper says it was big to get a win after the team dropped their first contest last Thursday.

"We just came out off a loss to Orrville, so at the beginning we were kind of down." Carper says. "We picked each other up and that's the thing we got to keep doing and I think if we do we can keep going really far."

Madison is now 11-1 overall, 4-1 in the OCC. They will next be in action on Thursday when they host Mansfield Senior.

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