Valley Lumberjills Beat Weirton Madonna In Straight Sets
The Lady ‘Jills of Valley High School have had some rewarding nights in volleyball this season and are ready to defend their Region One Sectional Crown after beating Weirton Madonna on Oct. 21 at home, in straight sets 25-21, 27-25, and 25-13 on the Lumberjills’ Senior Night.
Against the Lady Blue Dons, the Lumberjills went right to work in the first set and didn’t look back as they beat them the old fashion way, “Hard Work”, 25-21. The ‘Jills had an excellent game plan and that was to volley and make Madonna self destruct. Indeed, it worked as the ‘Jills relied on each other and executed to the tee with pin-point passing.
In the second set, the match was a little closer, but in the end it was all Valley, winning 27-25 in overtime. In the third set, the ‘Jills made quick work of the Blue Dons by the score of 25-13.
Kristen Wolfe led the Lumberjill offensive assault with 17 points, one ace, and added two digs and three assists. Rachel Ice had one of her best games of the season. She scored 14 points, five of which came way of a serve, and she added seven digs, one kill. and had 45 sets. Aly Midcap scored 13 points, three scoring aces, seven digs, and added two sets. Aly Weber ended the senior night festivities with 10 points, two service aces, two digs, four assists, and blasted a game-high seven kills. Leah Morris also had a nice senior night effort, she scored eight points, three of which were service aces, five digs, four kills, and had seven assists. Tiffany Hayes scored seven points, one service ace, one dig, one kill, and eight assists. Allyson Ashcraft and Kayla Cecil each scored three points, one of which were by way of a serve. Ashley Staley and Carla Mason got some varsity experience, each added a dig and an assist.
The junior varsity team also won their match with Madonna, wining two sets to one. Leading the way to the victory was Ashcraft, Staley, and Megan Midcap.
“Everyone contributed in the win,” said Valley Volleyball Head Coach Gary Partridge.
“They all worked hard and are getting better. I believe that the Mason-Dixon and the Sectionals will be exciting.”