‘Cats Beat Bishops, Blue Dons, Blue Devils
Aubrey Neff made 215 sets, 50 assists and three digs while scoring 26 points – including four service aces – to lead the Lady Wildcats to a victory over Bishop Donahue and Weirton Madonna Sept. 9 in a tri-match at Paden City High School.
It wasn’t easy in the win over Bishop, as Donahue outscored the Lady ‘Cats 17-25. However, Paden City won the next two sets by the identical 25-22 score to win the match. Neff made 125 sets in the three sets, with 26 assists, three digs and 13 service points that included three aces to lead the charge in the second set.
Graeson Baker followed with a game-high 17 points, while making 26 sets, 18 digs and one block. Hailey Hizer followed with 15 points, with four service aces, and a game-high 12 kills, while Megan Pierce scored eight points with two service aces, four kills and a block.
In addition, Taylor Cosper and Abagail Still each tallied seven points. Cosper contributed 27 digs and two kills and Still tacked on seven kills and six digs. Cydney Blatt made seven kills and blocked a shot, while Dezirae Middleton made four digs.
In the match with Madonna, Neff made 90 sets, with 24 assists, while scoring 13 points, including an ace to lead Paden City in the three-set victory, 25-12, 20-25 and 25-14.
Still scored 14 points and made eight kills, while Baker contributed 13 points, three aces, 20 sets, three assists, 14 digs and a kill. Hizer followed with 12 points, three service aces, seven kills and a block, while Cosper and Pierce teamed for 17 points. Cosper added 16 digs. Blatt scored a point and made two digs while bombarding the Blue Dons with nine kills. Kallie Arnett one and two blocks in the respective games.
Baker had an all-around nice match against the Beallsville Blue Devils, winning 25-12, 25-10 and 25-12 in straight sets with 15 points, two aces, six digs, 16 sets with seven assists and a block.
Pierce and Cosper added 18 and 17 points, respectively, with Pierce dropping in a service ace and Cosper four bulls eyes. Pierce also added two kills and two blocks, while Cosper tacked on one kill and two digs.
In addition, Neff and Hizer each tallied 10 points, with Neff adding 18 assists on 58 sets, and Hizer contributing a game-high 13 kills. Still score four points and planted 11 kills and four blocks. Arnett and Blatt each recorded four kills, with Blatt also netting a point and making two blocks. Middleton made a dig and had two assists on four sets.