Eagles Defeat John Marshall And Linsly
After winning the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-15 on Sept. 21 against John Marshal, the Magnolia Volleyball Team would be forced to play an extra period after their guests turned the tables by beating them by the same two scores in the third and fourth sets. The Lady Eagles fought back and defeated the Monarchs 16-14 in the fifth and deciding match.
Marissa Bosley paced the Eagles with a game-high 25 points, including five services aces, while Mallory Chapman followed with 22 markers. They both chipped in with nine digs and Chapman would add six spikes.
Fresh off her first varsity match last week, the Eagles’ Lauren Cline continued her fine play with 15 points. Jordan Babe also contributed 15 points, 14 kills, and five blocked shots. Blue Eagle captain Lacey Jackson was one point away from a triple-double with nine points, 12 kills, and 11 digs, while Olivia Melott scored three points. Eagle Libero Emily Blake had 29 digs in the Blue Eagle victory and front line player Abbey Harlan had nine kills and six points.
Jackson had nine service aces in a row in the first match against Linsly to help propel the Eagles to a 25-13, 25-16, and 25-9 three-set match victory at the HammerDome, Sept. 23.
Jackson tallied 15 points, while Babe and Makenze Dawson each netted 13 markers. Bosley scored 10 points, while Melott contributed eight points, including three service aces. Mallory Chapman finished with six points, including one service ace, and Cline added a pair of services aces. As a team, the Blue Eagles netted 26 service aces.
At the net, Babe blasted 10 kills, while Jackson had seven kills. Mellott and Chapman teamed for 10 kills, while Bosley contributed three kills. The win improved Magnolia’s record to 8-2 on the season.
Magnolia ran into a buzzsaw in Weirton Sept. 25. Weir, Oak Glen, and Tyler Consolidated beat them in three separate matches.
Against Weir and Oak Glen, the Lady Eagles couldn’t win a set, losing in two straight sets, 25-16 and 25-20 to Weir; 25-20 and 25-14 against Oak Glen.
Bosley led the Eagles with 19 points in both matches, while Chapman netted 14 points. Babe had seven points and six kills against the Riders, while netting five points and two blocked shots against the Lady Golden Bears.
Jackson scored five points in both matches and added two blocks against Oak Glen. Dawson scored five points against the Red Riders.
Magnolia topped their sectional rival, Tyler, in the opening set 20-25, but would fall, 25-17 and 25-11 in the next two sets to lose the match.
Bosley and Cline each tallied 11 points for Magnolia, while Chapman netted nine points, three kills, and two blocks. Mellott scored nine points for the Lady Eagles, while Jackson tallied seven points, three blocks, and pounced the Knights with nine kills. Babe also had a good match. She scored six points, blasted nine kills, and snuffed two Tyler shots at the net.
The Lady Eagles will host a match with Wheeling Central Sept. 30 and with Monroe Central on Oct. 4. The jayvee matches begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity match to follow 15-20 minutes later.