Lady Tigers defeat Fairbanks, fall to Coldwater in regiona final


By Brandon Little - [email protected]



The Galion Lady Tigers group together in a match against Fairbanks. Galion defeated Fairbanks in four sets to move to the regional final match.

The Galion Lady Tigers group together in a match against Fairbanks. Galion defeated Fairbanks in four sets to move to the regional final match.


Brandon Little | Galion Inquirer

MILLBURY — Galion ended a nice tournament run in the regional final on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Tigers fell the Coldwater, 3-1. Galion ended up on the oppisite end of their regional semi-final win over Fairbanks.

The Lady Tigers were able to take the first set over Coldwater by a score of 26-24. The Cavaliers rebounded to win three straight sets, 25-16, 25-17, 25-8, to move on to the state final four.

Back on Thursday, Galion had an answer for an early Fairbanks punch, enough of an answer to send them to the regional finals. The Lady Tigers defeated Fairbanks, 3-1, after dropping the first set in a close one.

Fairbanks took an early 9-5 lead in the first set, but Galion fought back to tie it, 10-all. The Lady Tigers led 19-17, but some late serving errors hurt, as well as some close calls. Fairbanks was able to edge Galion, 25-23, to take a 1-0 lead.

The second set started with a 4-2 advantage in favor of the Panthers, eventually getting to 13 apiece. Fairbanks had a narrow 20-17 lead that Galion was able to erase, taking the second set, 25-21.

Galion came out hot in the third set, quickly grabbing a 6-0 lead. The Lady Tigers felt the momentum carting over from the previous set’s comeback. Fairbanks decreased the lead to 16-15, then it was tied at 7-7. The Lady Tigers took a 2-1 lead with a 25-23 win in the third set.

Galion again used a hot start in the final set by jumping out to an 11-5 lead. The Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Champs moved on with a 25-19 fourth-set win.

Fairbanks ended their season at Lake High School with a record of 23-3.

Overall, the Lady Tigers season ends at 23-3 as well. This is a mark that should be exciting for the program to build off of.

The Galion Lady Tigers group together in a match against Fairbanks. Galion defeated Fairbanks in four sets to move to the regional final match.
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By Brandon Little

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