On Saturday September 12th the Howland Middle School Lady Tigers’ 7th grade volleyball team successfully defended the home court in two sets (25-10 and 25-13) against the Hubbard Lady Bulldogs to earn their second win on the season. In the first set Gianna Glaros led the team in scoring with 6 service aces, which was more than the rest of the team combined. In the second set Kate Burman waited until the score was 20-14 to find “the zone” and smack down 5 aces in a row to seal the deal: game-set-match!!! Overall both coaches were happy to see more productivity from the offensive side of the net; even though the Tigers continue to struggle from the defensive side. The team will have 3 days to ready the defense for play at home next Thursday September 17th against Austintown @5:30pm.