Lumberjills Still Competing
The Valley Lumberjills took one on the chin Oct. 6 when Bishop Donahue came to Pine Grove and won three straight sets to win the match.
Rachel Ice, Kristen Wolfe and Aly Weber led the Lumberjills with 14, 13 and eight points, respectively. Ice added three aces, while Wolfe chipped in with four service aces and seven kills. Weber added six kills and had three blocks.
The ‘Jills just ran out of gas, with no pumps in site, at Hannibal Oct. 1 as the River Pilots won three of four sets to get the victory.
After losing a heart breaker 24-26 in overtime, the Valley came storming back to win the second match 25-21. However, the Lady Pilots refueled and won the third and fourth set 23-25 and 16-25.
The ‘Jills spread the wealth around as all the starters scored in double figures. Tiffany Hayes led with 17 points, including three aces. She added two digs, two kills and three sets. Wolfe contributed 16 points, including three aces, two digs and two sets. Aly Midcap scored 14 points, one of which came from a serve. She also chipped in with three digs, one kill, and had two sets.
Weber and Ice each scored 12 points and had two service aces. Ice led the team with 32 sets, while Weber and Morris paced them with five kills apiece. Morris also added 10 points, and two digs.
In the junior varsity match, the Lady Pilots won both their sets to win the match. Leading the way for Valley was Ashley Staley and Heather Quinn.
The Lumberjills team picked up a huge win in three straight sets against the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees Sept. 30 in Barricksville.
The first and third sets ended with the same score, 25-21. In the second set, the Lumberjills went right after the Cee-Bees, swatting their pesky hosts with all the artillery they had at their disposal and finished on top 25-16.
Rachel Ice and senior co-captain Aly Weber led the VHS assault with 22 points and 15 points, respectively. Ice also had eight service aces, two digs, three kills and added an assist, while Weber added five service aces. In addition, she blasted the Cee-Bee front line with five kills and had two blocks. Aly Midcap scored only eight points, but she led the ‘Jills with 30 assists and chipped in with five digs. Kristen Wolfe scored 13 points, including five service aces. In addition, she added three digs, one kill and three assists. Leah Morris finished with six points, three digs, seven kills and eight assists, while Hayes added one point on a service ace, two kills and two assists.
The junior varsity team won its match in three sets after dropping the opening set 20-25. Megan Midcap, Cassie Ueltschy, Olivia Brisendine and Carla Mason did most of the damage to help Valley win.
The ‘Jills improved to 3-9 on the season with a win over Cameron 25-22, 25-14 and 25-20, Sept. 29.
The duo of Wolfe and Hayes led the way for the ‘Jills with 17 points apiece, including five service aces. Ice and Weber chipped in with 13 points each, with Ice finding the floor six times on service aces and Weber adding two aces of her own. She also chipped in with 16 sets and led the power game with six kills. Ice led the way with 31 sets and six service aces. Morris scored seven points and added one kill, two digs and four sets.
“This was an excellent all around game for us,” said Head Volleyball Coach Gary Partridge. “We needed this one.”
In the jayvee match, the girls from Valley won the last two sets 25-13 and 25-16 after dropping set one 20-25. Brittany Kuhens, Heather Quinn, Megan Midcap and Kayla Cecil led the way for them.
The Valley Lumberjills volleyball team picked up a huge win in three straight sets against the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees Sept. 30 in Barricksville.
The first and third sets ended with the same score 25-21. In the second set, the Lumberjills went right after the Cee-Bees. Swatting their pesky hosts with all the artillery they had at their disposal, and finished on top 25-16.
Senior co-captain Aly Weber led the ‘Jills’ assault with 15 points, including five service aces. In addition she blasted the ‘Cee-Bees’ front line with five kills and two blocks.
Rachel Ice led the scoring column with 22 points, eight of which were service aces. She also had three kills and 10 assists. Kristen Wolfe had 13 points, five aces one kill and three digs, while Tiffany Hayes added 11 points and two kills.
Aly Midcap scored eight points, five digs and had 30 assists. Leah Morris scored six points, led with seven kills and added three digs.
The Lumberjills will host the Lady River Pilots on Oct. 8, with the JV contest starting at 5 p.m. with the varsity to follow.