Area High School Volleyball Action Heating Up
In the Parkersburg Invitational, the Lady Eagles’ volleyball team lost their first match of the season to Beckley, Sept. 11, 19-25 and 16-25.
Jordan Babe paced the Eagles with eight points, while Mallory Chapman chipped in seven markers. Makenzie Dawson, Lacey Jackson, and Abby Harlan each tallied six for the Blue Eagle netters.
Magnolia defeated Capital in the second match. No stats were available for this contest.
In the third match of the tournament at Parkersburg, Mallory Chapman paced the Eagles with 16 points, while Dawson and Marissa Bosley each added nine points. Jackson, seven points; Harlan, five points; and Babe, four points; finished the scoring for Magnolia.
Harlan added two blocks and had four kills, while Jackson dented the Parkerburg floor with three kills.
After losing their first set against Doddridge, 23-25, the Eagles turned things around by blasting the Bulldogs, 25-10 and 25-16 to win the match.
Babe and Jackson led the charge with a combined 35 points, while Harlan and Mallory Chapman teamed for 26 points. Meanwhile Dawson and Bosley evenly divided a dozen points.
Babe blasted nine kills, while Harlan rocked the house with five. Jackson added four kills, while Chapman netted four and Bosley two.
Things turned around in the Eagles’ final match against Wirt County. After winning the opening set 25-18, the Lady Eagles lost the next two 19-25 and 16-25 to drop only their second match of the season.
Magnolia had three girls score in double figures, with Chapman and Bosley each pacing Magnolia with 14 points and Babe 11 markers. Harlan chipped in with nine points and Dawson six points for all the Eagle scoring.
Babe also added five kills, while Jackson and Harlan finished with three and two kills, respectively.
Magnolia vs River
On Sept. 14 at Richard Potts Gymnasium at River High School, the Eagles would get back to their winning ways by getting the best of their cross-river rivals, in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-14, and 25-14.
Four Lady Eagles scored in double digits with both Bosley and Jackson netting 17, while Babe and Harlan teamed for 26 points. Chapman scored seven points.
Harlan, Jackson, and Babe led the hot Eagles with 49 spikes, while Chapman and Bosley drilled a dozen. Babe had a game-high five blocks in the contest.
For the Lady Pilots, Brittany Conners and Brianna Cook teamed for 10 blocks and 18 points to pace the Lady Pilots. Brianne McCune chipped in with nine points, including four service aces and led the Pilots with five kills. Anna Rufener and Annie Turner each tallied four points. Turner had two aces and nine assists. Stephanie Murdock had three digs and blocked two Magnolia shots.
Magnolia defeated Wheeling Central Sept. 16. No stats were available for this match.
After losing two straight sets, 19-25 and 21-25 against Shenandoah, Sept. 18 on the Eagles HammerDome home floor. It looked bleak, but, Magnolia strung together a great finish to knock of the Lady Zeps in the last two sets, 25-11 and 25-18, and one overtime period, 15-12, to win the match.
Again Blue Eagle freshman Mallory Chapman paced the hard-charging Eagles with 22 points, while Babe added 13 points, 10 kills, and two blocked Zep shots. Jackson had a fine game herself. She scored 21 points and blasted nine kills. Bosley and Lauren Cline each tallied 16 points, while Harlan and Dawson teamed for 15 points. Harlan also added eight kills and one save, while the Eagles Libero, Emily Blake, added 25 digs.
River vs Caldwell
On Sept. 20, the Lady Pilots hosted the Caldwell Redskins and dropped three straight sets, 15-25, 13-25, and 9-25.
Turner had seven assists and one kill for the Lady Pilots, while Cook contributed three kills, one dig, and two blocks. Potts chipped in with one service ace, two kills, and four blocks at the net, while McCune added two service aces, one dig, three kills, and one blocked shot.
The Lady Pilots will host the Frontier Cougars, tonight and Paden City Wildcats, Thursday.
Both matches start at 6 p.m.
The Lady Wildcats’ Dominique Craft scored 21 points, including three service aces, four digs, and seven kills to lead Paden City to a three set sweep, 25-8, 25-13, and 25-21 to win the match against Lady Bulldogs, Sept. 13 at Bridgeport.
‘Cat Logan Cosper followed with 17 points and one dig, while Amanda Heasley dented the scoreboard with 16 points and blasted 11 kills. Lynnsie Parsons had 65 sets and 32 assists, while Megan Cutlip protected the net with 12 kills and added three digs and five points. Italian exchange student Chiara DiLeo tallied seven points, five digs, seven kills, and had an assist.
Valley and Paden City Tri
The Wildcats visited the Lumberjills in a tri-match with Trinity and defeated them both. In the opener against Trinity, Heasley pounded the Lady Warriors with one of her best efforts of the season. She scored 26 points, including four service aces and added six kills to pave the way for a 25-20 and 25-16 victory.
DiLeo added nine points and nine kills, while Cutlip pounded out seven kills. Parsons added 23 assists for the Wildcats.
In their match with Valley, the ‘Cats’ Heasley continued her outstanding play by netting 13 points, that included three service aces and had six kills. Craft followed with 11 points and five kills, while Cutlip netted nine markers and eight kills. DiLeo had seven kills.
The ‘Jills’ Carla Mason had six digs and scored six points and two kills to lead them, while Cassie Ueltschy netted a team-high eight points and four kills. Leah Morris followed with three digs, three kills, and scored three points.
Against Trinity the Lumberjils picked their game up a little, but in the end the lost in two sets, 25-20 and 25-16. Mason lead the charge for the ‘Jills with nine points and four spikes, while Tiffany Hayes added five points and five spikes. Morris followed with four points and eight spikes.
The Lady ‘Cats won match #10 when they grounded the Lady Bulldogs of Bridgeport in three straight sets, 25-8, 25-14 and 25-18. Parsons led the charge with 23 assists and five points, while Heasley continued her torrid play, with a game-high 23 points, including one service ace.
Heasley also added five kills and five digs, while Logan Cosper tallied 14 points, that included three service aces. Craft and Cutlip teamed for 25 points, 10 digs and eight kills, while DiLeo contributed seven points, five digs and a game-high nine kills.
The Valley Lumberjills won their second match of the season Monday, Sept. 20 in Pine Grove, 25-13, 17-25, 25-19 and 25-12.
Hayes tallied 20 points, including five services aces to lad the ‘Jills to victory. Mason chipped in with a game-high 21 points, including four aces, four digs, four spikes, three of which were kills. Ueltschy followed with 18 points, including a pair of service aces, and five spikes. Ashcraft led the charge with 30 sets, while adding 11 points, two aces, two digs and six spikes. Brisendine added 14 points, while Morris netted 13 points, including four service aces. She also added one dig and a dozen spikes.
The ‘Jills are on the road until Oct. 5 when they host Bishop Donahue and Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. Paden City will host the Lady Pilots Sept. 23 and Frontier and Cameron on Sept. 27, also at 5:30 p.m.