Lady Eagles Win 2-3 Matches
After losing the first two sets to the Lady Bruins of Brooke High School, 10-25 and 23-25 Oct. 7, Magnolia would come back to win the third set, 25-21, before falling in the fourth set 21-25.
MHS freshman Mallory Chapman paced the Eagles with 19 points, while Jordan Babe added 16 tallies. Lauren Cline added 14 points, while Marissa Bosley contributed 12 points. Lacey Jackson and Makensie Dawson followed with eight points and seven points, respectively.
The Eagles hosted the Lady Pilots on Oct. 12 and emerged victorious in the straight sets by identical scores of 25-4 to win the match in the HammerDome.
Four Lady Eagles scored in double figures, while sharing in 24 service aces.
Chapman paced her team with 23 points, including eight aces and three kills, while Cline followed with 18 points, five of which were service aces. Babe and Bosley combined for 28 points, 11 aces and nine kills. Emily Blake added six kills, while Jackson tallied six points and four nasty kills. Jackson and Babe were strong at the net, each adding a pair of blocks.
The Eagles started off on fire against the Wheeling Park Lady Patriots Oct. 14 at the Palace on the Hill, winning 25-16. But, the Eagles cooled off considerably in the second set, losing 13-25. However, it’s a best of five match and the Magnolia girls fought off a gallant Patriot effort to win the next two sets, 25-13 and 25-23.
Chapman tallied a game-high 18 points, including one service ace, while the duo of Cline and Jackson split 24 points. Jackson had three service aces and Cline added one. The other three Magnolia starters also were in double figures. Bosley scored 13 points, including three aces. Babe tallied a dozen points and Blake netted 10 points, including a service ace.
Babe had a game-high 26 spikes, with 10 going for kills, while MHS Homecoming Queen Lacey Jackson cracked her nails a bit on her way to blasting 20 spikes, 11 of which went for kills. Chapman added 16 spikes, 11 of which went for kills, and Blake added five spikes. Babe also added three blocks at the net, while Chapman netted two for the much-improved Magnolia team.