A productive week included a strong showing at the Mayfield Invitational and a big league win over Stow-Munroe Falls as the Twinsburg volleyball squad continues to make strides.
Twinsburg, 8-11 overall, placed third at the Mayfield Invitational as the Tigers went 2-1 Saturday.
The Tigers' lone loss came to champion Villa Angela-St. Joseph in the semifinals as VASJ won 25-14, 24-26, 25-14. Twinsburg defeated Mayfield 25-14 and 25-18 as well as Perry 25-19 and 25-16.
VASJ beat Copley for the team title at Mayfield.
Senior outside hitter Simone Gest was named the Mayfield Tournament MVP.
"Simone got the most votes for all-tournament team making her the tournament MVP," said Tiger head coach Jess Mazanetz.
In the win over the Perry Pirates, Gest had 10 kills, five digs, and two aces.
Senior Jill Spindler had four digs and two aces for Twinsburg while seniors Caryn Radcliff and Kamaree Walker each had five digs. Walker had six assists as well.
Sophomore Bryanna Curry posted four blocks and three kills as junior Ally Schank added eight assists.
In addition, senior Camryn Beskur-Fontaine three aces and three digs.
Strong defense came from senior Tyshanee Allison, who had two blocks and senior Bailey Wylde also contributed two assists.
Against VASJ (12-10), Gest had seven kills and eight digs for the Tigers.
Curry was active with six kills while Allison and Schank each had two. Schank had eight assists and Curry had three blocks. Walker added five assists.
Spindler shined with 14 digs and two aces. Beskur-Fontaine added five digs. Junior Alyssa Willis also played well.
Twinsburg ran into state power and league leading Wadsworth on the road Thursday and lost 25-17, 25-15, 25-14.
Ranked ninth in Ohio in Division I, Wadsworth made it 19 straight wins to up their record to 12-0 in the Suburban League 19-1 overall.
Mazanetz knows how potent Wadsworth can be. Twinsburg fell to 3-9 in Suburban League National Conference action.
For the Grizzlies, that win streak is now the longest winning streak in Medina County history.
Gest had six kills and Curry had five in the loss. Gest also had nine digs as did Beskur-Fontaine.
Spindler added two aces and six digs. Schank had 10 assists and Walker had four.
Twinsburg wraps up the regular season Oct. 11 at home against Nordonia on Senior Night.
The Tigers defeated Stow 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 17-25, 17-15) last Tuesday in a huge league victory.
"I thought our girls fought back after being down in the fifth set for our best win of the season," stated Mazanetz.
Gest had a superb contest as she posted 27 digs and 18 kills.
Schank produced 24 assists, Curry had five blocks, and Beskur-Fontaine added four aces.
"Even though our record doesn't necessarily reflect it, I think we have competed really well in the conference," said Mazanetz.
"We took North Royalton to four sets both times we played them, we played Nordonia to four sets, and beat Stow in five. In my mind, the one match we wish we could have back is Hudson."