Eagles Win One Match In Parkersburg ‘Fall Brawl’
After starting the season on fire, the Lady Blue Eagle Volleyball Team has slowly gone down hill with the latest loss coming Oct. 4 from Monroe Central in three sets, 19-25, 21-25 and 19-25, at the MHS HammerDome.
Freshman Mallory Chapman paced the team with 17 points that included three service aces, two spikes and two blocks. Marissa Bosley contributed 12 points and five attacks, while Jordan Babe and Lacey Jackson each netted eight points and five kills. Makensie Dawson followed with seven points. Alivia Melott scored five points and Lauren Cline added five and two points, respectively.
The Eagles traveled to Parkersburg Oct. 9 to compete in the Parkersburg South Fall Brawl, emerging victorious in one of four matches, beating St. Albans and losing to South, Williamstown and Hampshire.
In the opener against the Lady Patriots of South, Magnolia played right with their Class AAA opponent before falling a little short in set one, 20-25 and took the Patriots to overtime before losing 25-27.
Babe paced the Eagles with 13 points and three kills, while Cline followed with eight points, two of which were service aces. Chapman and Bosley combined for 14 points, four aces, and eight kills. Emily Blake, added four points and six kills. Jackson was shutout on points, but added a pair of nasty kills.
In the second match, the Lady Eagles stayed the course before falling 15-25 and 21-25.
Bosley had a team-high eight points, while Chapman and Cline evenly split 14 markers. Blake added six points and a pair of kills, while Babe and Jackson teamed for eight points and six kills.
In the third match, Magnolia took Hampshire to the wire before falling 23-25 in the first set. The Eagles ran out of gas in the second set, losing 9-25.
Chapman and Babe paced the Eagles with a combined 15 points, while Bosley and Cline each added five points; Jackson, four; and Blake, three points.
In the fourth and final match of the Fall Brawl, Magnolia defeated St Albans in straight sets, 25-16; and 25-9.
Bosley led the Lady Eagles with a tournament-high 17 points, including six service aces and a kill. Cline and Jackson each tallied eight points. Chapman posted seven points, while Babe marked up six points. Jackson had a team-high five kills, while Melott chipped in with three kills.