Area Volleyball Action Heats Up The Floors
The Paden City Lady Wildcats won the Mason-Dixon Conference Championship Nov. 2, defeating Trinity 25-23, 25-14 and 25-23 and Clay-Battelle 25-9, 27-25 and 25-20.
Against Trinity, Paden City’s Megan Pierce did some damage serving up 16 points. She also was credited with one dig and eight kills. Cydney Blatt scored 15 points, had two blocks and seven kills, while Myah Charkawi chalked up 12 points (two aces), three digs and two kills.
Graeson Baker had 11 points and four kills for Paden City; Haley Hizer scored 10 points (three aces), four blocks and 10 kills; and Taylor Cosper scored eight points, one dig, one kill, 75 sets and 23 assists.
Abbi Still had one dig; and Kallie Arnett contributed two blocks and four kills.
In the match with Clay-Battelle, Hizer and Baker each were on the money at the serving line, each collecting 15 points for Paden City.
Hizer hammered four bullets in the deal, blocked two shots and had nine kills, while Baker offered up two digs and four kills. Cosper served 14 points (two aces), had one kill, 74 sets and 27 assists.
Pierce scored 13 points, two blocks, six kills; Charkawi made 12 points (one ace), three digs; Blatt was good for six points, two blocks and 11 kills; and Arnett had four kills.
MHS senior Mallory Chapman tallied a triple-double (11 points, 10 kills and 15 digs) in her last home match of the season to help the Blue Eagles to a 25-12, 25-12 and 25-8 victory over St. Marys Halloween night inside the Magnolia HammerDome.
Kelsi Chapman had an outstanding outing, as well, scoring a game-high 20 points, including seven service aces. Taylor Ludewig tacked on 19 points and Grace Berisford added another 10 points. Cieria Fowler mopped up the HammerDome floor with Blue Devils, as she blasted 18 kills and blocked five St. Marys shots at the net.
In addition, senior Ashley Moore contributed nine points and 10 digs, while Bailey Estep netted five points and dished out a game-high 32 assists, while Erin Estep made a kill.
The Williamstown Yellowjacket Volleyball Team defeated Magnolia and host Paden City in the best of three sets Oct. 29, with the Eagles and ‘Cats each winning the second set.
In the opener, the Lady Wildcats couldn’t contain the Yellowjacket front line and fell, 25-16. However, PCHS Head Coach Fred King had his team ready in the second set and came away with a hard-fought 24-26 overtime victory to send the match to a deciding winner-take-all third set.
The energy spent in the second set showed up early in the third set and the Lady Wildcats fell behind early, couldn’t regain their form and fell 25-10.
Megan Pierce scored a team-high 15 points, while Taylor Cosper followed with 11 points and 19 assists on 74 sets. Hillary Hizer contributed nine points, while Graeson Baker and Cydney Blatt each recorded six markers. Myah Charkawi came through for the Lady ‘Cats with five points.
In addition, Hizer slammed eight kills, while Blatt and Arnett each made six and Baker made five. Baker also had 18 assists and tacked on four kills, as did Pierce. Charkawi made a team-high seven digs.
It was more of the same in the Williamstown and Magnolia match. The Yellowjackets raced out to a commanding lead and would go on to cruise to a 25-13 victory in their opening set.
However, just like the Paden City match, Magnolia came out firing on all cylinders behind the outstanding net play of Mallory Chapman and Cieria Fowler to win set two, 17-25. But, it would be Williamstown winning going away, 25-12.
Chapman and Fowler combined for 14 blocks and 20 kills, while Bailey Estep dished out 22 assists and made four blocks. Grace Berisford served up 14 points, while Taylor Ludewig netted 10 markers and Kelsi Chapman eight points. Mallory Chapman and Ashley Moore each netted six points, while Bailey Estep contributed five points. Moore led the Eagles with 12 digs, while Mallory Chapman contributed six and Estep five. Evan Estep blocked four ‘Jacket shots.
In the final match of the night, it was the new-look Blue Eagles taking on the home-standing Lady Wildcats. The Eagles ran away with set one, 25-13, but the Lady Wildcats regrouped and took the Eagles to the end before dropping a 25-23 decision.
Moore paced Magnolia with 15 service points, including four service aces and six digs, while Ludewig netted 10 points. Berisford and Mallory Chapman each recorded six markers, with Mallory adding six kills, five blocks and five digs, while Berisford contributed five digs.
In addition, Fowler recorded eight kills and made a pair of blocks, while Mallory Chapman netted six points, six kills, five blocks and five digs. Kelsi Chapman recorded five points and made five digs, while Bailey Estep tacked on four points, three digs and dished out 15 assists. Estep drilled two kills and made two digs.
For the Wildcats, Baker had a good all-around game, scoring 11 points, making seven assists and four digs, while smacking four kills. Pierce netted seven points and pounding six kills to lead the way. Cosper made 55 sets with 15 assists, while scoring three points and while Charkawi tallied six points and made five digs.
In addition, Blatt scored five service points and smacked two kills, while Hizer added four points and tacked on five kills. Arnett added a kill, while Desiree Middleton provided a dig in reserve.
The Valley Lumberjills’ Erin Brown scored 21 goals, 20 spikes and blocked three shots to lead the ‘Jills over Cameron and Hundred in a tri-match at Hundred Oct. 21.
In the opener, Hundred breezed past Cameron in straight sets. In the second match, Valley outpaced Cameron 25-11, but fell to the Lady Dragons, 20-25 to set up the final set of the match between Valley and Cameron.
The Lady Dragons took the lead early on, but outstanding serving by Whitney Haught and Summer Briggs put the rest of the game on cruise control for the easy 25-8 victory for Valley.
Haught paced the ‘Jills with 14 points, including three service aces, while smacking six kills and digging out two. Briggs tacked on six points, including a pair of service aces, five kills and made six digs.
In addition, Brown netted 13 points, made 13 spikes, blocked two shots and had four digs. Rachel Baker added seven points, one ace, six kills and blocked two Lady Dragon shots. Grace Hayes contributed two points, while Sammy Roberts netted a point.
In a tri with Hundred, the ‘Jills were led by Brown with eight points, two aces, six spikes and three digs. She also turned away a pair of Hundred spikes at the net. Roberts, Baker, Bailea Underwood and setter Sarah Bassett each recorded five points, while Briggs ended all the Lumberjill points with four.
The red-hot Valley Lumberjills blanked Notre Dame in straight sets, 25-12, 25-11 and 25-15 Oct. 22 in Clarksburg.
Sammi Roberts and Sarah Bassett each netted seven points, while Cassidy Price tacked on six more. Grace Hayes followed with five markers, while Whitney Haught, Rachel Baker, Bailea Underwood, and Amanda Sharpe each added three service points. Summer Briggs, Erin Brown and Maggie Hornbeck each responded with two points for all the ‘Jills scoring.
Five Lumberjill players netted picture perfect serves: Bassett, Hayes, Underwood, Brown and Baker.
At the net, Baker turned away four Irish shots, while Brown blocked three others. Price drilled six spikes, while Baker and Brown each pounded out a pair.