BYESVILLE - Fort Frye's volleyball team was due.
Not since 2001 had the Lady Cadet netters won a sectional volleyball crown.
That changed Saturday when Sam Skinner-coached Fort Frye swept Shenandoah, 25-12, 26-24 and 25-13, at Meadowbrook High in Byesville.
Fort Frye’s Abby Baker (8), Natalie Smith (9), Lexi Huck (22), and Bailey Thieman (1) celebrate title, match, and game point against Shenandoah at Meadowbrook High Saturday.
"These girls worked so hard, and improved as the year went by," Skinner said. "Everybody was on the same page, and did a great job."
During the season, Fort Frye was beaten twice by Shenandoah, a Pioneer Valley Conference opponent.
"We just put it together at the right time," Skinner said.
Fort Frye def. Shenandoah 25-12, 26-24, 25-13
Fort Frye (14-6, 8-4): Deidra Combs 11kills, 1assist, 8blocks, 4digs, 1ace, 2pts; Lexi Huck 7kills, 14digs, 1ace, 4pts; Ellie Schwendeman 3digs: Abby Baker 1assist, 1block; Alli Hesson 22assists, 1dig, 4aces, 22pts, Bailey Thieman 9kills, digs, 3aces, 9pts; Natalie Smith 2kills, 1block; Alyssa Skinner 2digs; Cortney McIntosh 2aces, 8pts.
Next match: Fort Frye vs. West Muskingum in district semi at Cambridge at 6 p.m. Tuesday
West Muskingm def. Monroe Central 22-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-12
Monroe Central (19-5, 10-2): Kill: Chelsie Roberts 8, Chelsie Tweanger 8, Anne LaFollette 4, Kaitlin Miller 4; Assists: Cameron Brock 11, Melanie Stimpert 7; Points/aces: Roberts 5/11, LaFollette 5/1, Tewanger 5/0; Blocks: Roberts 4, LaFollette 3, Rabey 3; Digs: Tewanger 21, Roberts 13, Amanda Haslam 11
The Lady Cadets were paced by Deidra Combs, who finished with 11 kills, eight blocks, four digs, two points, and one ace.
"She controlled the net," Skinner said, "and really intimidated (Shenandoah), I think."
Alli Hesson led the team with 22 points and 22 assists.
The Fort went on an 18-2 run in the first game, and won with relative ease.
The second game was a little tougher as the Lady Cadets had to rally from a 24-20 deficit to win.
Hesson led the comeback with six straight service points.
In the final game, Fort Frye cruised to victory, and clinched the sectional title.
Fort Frye is now scheduled to play West Muskingum in a district semi at Cambridge High at 6 p.m. Tuesday.