‘Jills And Hornets Each Lose To Lady Wildcats
The Lady ‘Cats split their opener Sept. 4, losing 19-25, 26-24 and 25-23 to Bellaire St. John and getting the best over Valley, 25-12 and 25-20.
In the loss to St. John, the Lady ‘Cats upset the Irish in the opening match 19-25, but would fall in a pair of close ones, 26-24 and 25-23.
Aubrey Neff scored 20 points, had 50 sets, with 11 assists and two digs to lead the Paden cause, while Graeson Baker netted 14 points that included one service ace, 12 digs and 12 sets with four assists.
In addition, Haley Hizer tallied 14 service points, eight kills, one dig and blocked one Irish shot at the net.
Megan Pierce and Abigail Still each scored seven markers, with Still blocking two. Taylor Cosper tallied six points and had 17 digs, while Dezirae Middlleton followed with four digs. Cydney Blatt had four points and made two kills, while Kallie Arnett pounded four kills.
In the match with Valley, the Lady ‘Cats jumped on the ‘Jills in the opening set 25-12 and closed out with a 25-20 victory to win the match.
Neff scored only three points, but had 30 sets with 10 assists to lead the charge, while Baker had 15 points that included three service aces.
Baker also had five digs. Hizer added 10 points, two aces and belted seven kills, while Pierce tallied six points and blasted three.
In addition, Katrina Heasley had five service points, while Cosper added five points and seven digs. Still scored four points and had as many kills, while Middleton added three points. Blatt and Arnett each added kills for the Lady ‘
Cats, while Malayna Price had a dig.
For the Lumberjills, Grace Hayes had 18 sets, while Cassidy Price hand-delivered 10 spikes and two blocks.
Bre Harris contributed two assists and one kill, while Bailea Underwood added three digs, two assists, two dinks and made two sets.
Sammi Roberts, made three sets, two spikes, two dinks and two digs, while Cassidy West made one spike and had three digs.
Maggie Hornbeck chipped in with three digs, while Rachel Baker added four spikes and blocked nine shots at the net.
The ‘Jills lost to St. John in straight sets, 25-14 and 25-21. Hayes led the way for the ‘Jills with 18 sets, while Price again added 10 kills. Roberts added three sets and made seven digs, while West had three digs. Baker made three blocks, giving her 11 on the night, while Underwood and Harris each contributed four sets and made five digs.
Paden City won a tri-match with Frontier and Hundred Sept. 8 in Bob Burton Gymnasium.
Against Frontier, the Lady ‘Cats won the opener, 25-18, lost the second set, 22-25, and won the third and deciding match, 25-15. Cosper had 15 service points and made 18 digs, while Baker had 18 points, seven sets, five digs and five assists to lead the way for the Wildcats.
In addition, Pierce tallied 14 points and drilled five kills, while Hizer tacked on nine markers, six digs and made a dozen kills. Neff and Still each scored eight points, with Neff adding 61 sets and 20 assists. Still provided 12 kills and made six digs. Blatt, had five kills, while Middleton made five digs.
Against Hundred, the Lady ‘Cats wasted no time in handing the Hornets 25-11 and 25-6 losses. Baker had 16 points that included four service aces, while Neff scored a dozen points with four service aces. She also made 13 assists to lead the Wildcats.
Lady Hornet Paige Shriver had double digit spikes, while Maddie Wheeler provided two service aces to lead Hundred’s campaign.
Hizer and Still netted eight kills between them, with Hizer scoring eight points and Still four points. Cosper added six points and made five digs, while Arnett had three kills.
It was the Hornets’ first match of the season under the leadership of Dan Gottron and Roger Tustin. Members that dressed to play in the opener were Shriver, Wheeler, Josie Phillips, Meleah Umstead, Emily Rine, Alyn Hayes, Madeline Goff and Kaitlyn Kuhn.
Against Frontier the Lady Hornets lost the opener, 25-16 and led for most of the second set before falling 25-23.
Shriver had 11 kills in the match, while Wheeler had three service aces. Phillips and Rine each made eight assists, while Umstead added three digs and Rine added five.