Lauren Cline, Mallory Chapman, and Emily Clegg combined for a dozen service aces to help Magnolia dispose of Class-A volleyball rivals Wheeling Central in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-16, and 25-14, Sept. 11 in Maroon Knight territory.
Cline led the way offensively with 18 points and 45 assists, while Chapman followed with 16 points, 10 kills, 18 digs, four assists, and Clegg cashed in with 10 points and 15 digs to power the Lady Blue Eagles to victory.
In addition, Hillary Feldmeier contributed nine points and 11 digs, while Erinn Clegg and Ashley Moore teamed for 13 points and 26 digs.
The Lady Eagles - down by 2-1 games - fought back against River to win the final two matches, including a 15-10 tie-breaker to claim a hard-fought victory.
The Lady Pilots raced out to a comfortable lead, only to watch Magnolia come roaring back to make it a game. River's Jensen Caretti put her team on her shoulders and controlled the net with her blocking and kills to help the Lady Pilots claim a 21-25 victory in set one.
The second set went similarly, but this time it was the Lady Eagles winning 25-23. The third set flip-flopped with River coming away with a 23-25 victory. Magnolia went right after the Lady Pilots in the fourth set, winning 25-12 to set up the tie-breaker.
For the Lady Eagles, Chapman netted a game-high 20 points, 20 kills, 25 digs, and six blocks to pace the Big Blue attack. Cline contributed 45 assists and 15 points, while Clegg tallied 16 points and six kills. Hillary Feldmeier posted 14 points and 15 dig, while Kiera Standiford tacked on 14 points and made seven kills. Ashley Moore scored eight points and made eight digs.
In addition, Erinn Clegg and Abby Durig each made 10 digs, while Katie Blatt and Audrey Gibb shared 10 kills and 10 digs.
For the Lady Pilots, Jensen pounded the HammerDome with 22 kills and made eight blocks, while Brielle Williams added 13 points, three kills, four digs, and six blocks. Monica Curtis had a team-high 14 points and made eight digs.
In addition, Annie Turner tallied 11 points, six kills, and made 36 assists, while Mackenzie Wade added nine points and 13 digs. Mikayla Ciezeski and Malenzie Marshall each contributed four kills, while Marshall contributed 29 digs and Ciezeski contributed three blocks. Leslie Young would tack on six kills and make five digs for the Pilots.
Magnolia- South Point
The Lady Eagles played in the Little Hocking Invitational Volleyball Tournament over the Sept. 15 weekend and won 2-3 matches.
Against South Point, Cline paced the Magnolia with 25 assists, while Chapman added 10 kills, three blocks, and eight digs. Standiford contributed four kills, while Blatt, Clegg and Gibb each recorded a pair of kills that resulted in a 25-21 and 25-14 Blue Eagle victory.
It took three sets to dispose of Cole Grove High School 20-25, 25-17, and 25-20 to move to the championship match. Chapman netted half of her 14 points via service aces while adding 17 kills. Emily Clegg tallied a game-high 15 points that included three service aces.
Cline and Erinn Clegg each added 13 points, while Feldmeier and Standiford each recorded nine points. Blatt, Standiford, and Gibb pounded 12, 10, and eight kills, respectively.
In the championship tilt, Federal Hocking defeated the Eagles 11-25 and 22-25. Emily Clegg had a good game as she led her team with 15 points, including a pair of service aces, while adding a pair of kills and blocks. Chapman also was on her game, netting nine points, 15 digs, 12 kills, and six blocks, while Feldmeier and Erinn Clegg each contributed seven points.
In addition, Moore scored five points and made 10 digs, while Cline and Standiford each recorded three points. Standiford added six kills and made three blocks, while Gibb smacked four kills and Blatt killed three.
Ten River Pilot netters contributed to a three-set victory over the visiting Valley Lumberjills Sept. 11 inside R. L. Potts Gymnasium by the scores of 25-12, 25-11, and 25-9.
Hannah Jones led the way for the Lady Pilots with 18 points, including eight service aces. She also bumped up 18 digs, while Annie "Get Your Gun" Turner contributed 12 points, 28 assists, and eight digs.
In the kill department, Brielle Williams paced the red hot Lady Pilots with 11 kills, while Jensen Caretti blasted nine, Leslie Young five, and Mackenzie Marshall three.
Caretti was strong at the net, as well, with three blocks, while Williams added two and Mikayla Cieszeski one. Besides the seven Jones service aces, Marshall added two, Monica Curtis tallied four, and Brittany Harrigan sank one.
Mackenzie Wade chipped in with five digs, while Marshall and Curtis, along with Jones and Turner, added digs as well.
For the 'Jills, Justine Miller and Ali Haught scored six and five points, respectively, while Jessica Ashcraft had 35 sets to pace Valley.
The 'Jills drilled 21 spikes in the two matches, with Haught leading the individual stats with seven, Brittany Sivert five, Hannah Loy four, Miller three, and Ashcraft and Brittany Haught, one each. Ali Haught and Brittany Sivert each had a pair of service aces, while Miller netted one. Ali Haught had a pair of blocks while Sivert and Brittany Haught each made seven digs. Miller added six, Whitney Haught two and Ashcraft, Loy, and Ali Haught each added four digs.
The Lady Pilots dropped their sixth loss of the season to Buckeye Trail, who won 17-25, 25-27, and 22-25.
Wade had a team-high 12 points, while Caretti led the Lady Pilots team with 10 kills and nine blocks. Turner kept River in reach with a game-high 18 assists, while adding six kills and one block. Jones and Curtis chipped in with nine and seven points, respectively, while Cieszeski contributed seven kills and seven blocks. Connors added two kills and one block.
Paden City's volleyball team swept past Cameron and Morgantown Trinity high schools Sept. 11 to win a tri-match in Cameron.
The Wildcats cruised by the Lady Dragons, 25-4 and 25-6 in the opener, while they stymied the Morgantown Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-22 and 25-10.
In the match with Cameron, Taylor Cosper lit up the Dragon scoreboard with 15 points, including three perfect service aces to lead the way, while Josie Fox followed with nine points and three digs.
Lynnsie Parsons and Myrah Charkawi each tallied eight markers, with Parsons adding a trio of kills and digs. Graeson Baker chipped in with seven points and three digs, while Megan Pierce blasted a trio of kills.
In the match with Trinity, Taylor Cosper upped her previous score with a 16-point outing that included a pair of service aces. She added two digs to lead the Wildcat victory over Morgantown.
Baker ramped up her scoring in this match with 15 points and nine digs, while Logan Cosper dished out 21 assists on 51 sets and scored six points. Fox and Charkawi each added five points to the Wildcat cause, with Fox chipping in eight digs, and Charkawi with four digs and three nasty kills.
In addition, Parsons tallied three points and laid to rest 12 kills and bumped up five digs, while Pierce plated six kills.
Valley-Paden City-Notre Dame
In a tri-match at Valley High School, Paden City would win it all, beating Notre Dame, 25-11 and 25-7, while blitzing the 'Jills 25-19 and 25-15.
In the win over Notre Dame, Charkawi scored 14 points and made four digs, while Logan Cosper netted 10 points and dished out 14 assists. Parsons followed with nine points, seven kills, and three digs. Fox and Baker each tallied six points, while Taylor Cosper added five points and Pierce slammed home three kills.
In the contest with Valley, Talyor Cosper had a team-high16 points, while Charkawi was next with 10 points. She followed that up with three kills and four digs. Logan Cosper and Baker each netted seven points, with Cosper dishing out 21 assists.
In addition, Parsons scored six points, pounded nine kills, and had three digs. Fox scored eight points and had five digs, while Haley Hizer drilled seven kills.
For Valley, Jessica Ashcraft scored seven points and dished out 33 sets, while making four blocks and four digs. Hannah Loy also scored seven points, including three aces.
Brittany Haught and Justine Miller each tacked on five points, while Ali Haught and Brittany Sivert each netted four points. Whitney Haught added a dig and made a pair of blocks.
In the finale of the night, Valley put it all together, dropping Notre Dame in two straight matches 25-7 and 25-13. In the two matches the 'Jills blasted 17 service aces, with Ashcraft leading the charge with six. Brittany Haught had four aces; Miller had three; and Loy and Ali Haught had two aces each.
Ashcraft added 15 sets, three spikes, and four digs in an all-around nice match, while Loy tallied 12 points, two sets, and three spikes. Miller followed with nine points, one set and a dig, while Brittany Haught contributed 10 points, one set, and one dig. Finally, Ali Haught netted six points, two sets, three digs, and made one block for Valley.