Blue Eagle Volleyball Team Starts 2010 Season On Top
Generally speaking, when a volleyball hits the floor within the lines, it is considered an offense on defense.
With this in mind, Magnolia used the power game and pin-point serves to defeat Linsly in three straight sets to win its first volleyball match of the season Sept. 7, 25-21, 25-18, and 25-13 in Cadet territory.
The Lady Eagles found the floor on 23 kills and 18 service aces to help them gain the opening-season victory. Jordan Babe was the top swatter at the net with 10 kills, while Alivia Mellott followed with five. The the dynamic duo of Lacey Jackson and Marissa Bosley evenly split eight kills.
Service aces were at an all time high in Wheeling against Linsly, as four Lady Eagles saw perfection 18 times, with Bosley leading the way with six aces. The trio of Babe, Jackson, and Makenzie Dawson each drilled four.
Magnolia freshman Mallory Chapman saw varsity action to her liking as she paced her team with 20 points, while Bosley followed with 19 markers. Jackson also hit in double figures with a dozen points, while Babe and Dawson teamed for 16 markers.
While using their power game quite nicely, the Jackson-led Eagles used finesse, too. Jackson had 10 digs along with Emily Blake, while Bosley slipped in eight to help Magnolia to its victory over the ladies from Linsly.
The Lady Eagles will be still be on the road for their next three games and won’t play in the HammerDome until Sept. 18 against Shenandoah and Connoton Valley at 11 a.m.