Lady Eagles Capture Ravenswood Rumble
Magnolia was clicking on all cylinders during the Ravenswood Rumble Between The Regions Sept. 17 at Ravenswood High School, beating Fayettsville, Trinity, Ravenswood and Fairmont Senior to win the title.
In the opener against Fayettsville, Magnolia’s Bailey Estep set up countless Eagle spikers for 20 assists in route to a 25-17 and 25-18
victory, while Kelsi Chapman rocked the Red Devil floor with 10 kills. Taylor Ludewig 10 service points in the first outing, while
Kristen Massey bumped up 10 digs.
In the second match with Morgantown Trinity, Magnolia made quick work of the Warriors, winning 25-8 and 25-7.
Estep was again on her game as she dished out 22 assists, while Chapman tallied 18 service points, including five aces to pace the
Lady Eagles, with Massey and Ludewig evenly dividing 20 digs.
In the third match, Magnolia spread the scoring wealth, as Chapman and Tylar Seckman each netted nine markers, while Ludewig, Estep, Chapman and Kyndra Pilant bomb-barred the hosts with devastating kills in winning 25-22 and 25-21 in a pair of tantalizing volleyball matches.
In the championship match against Fairmont Senior, Via Anderson responded with 12 service points, while Chapman and Ludewig equally share 18 points and 14 kills. Estep dished out 25 assists, while Massey contributed seven points and six digs in a total team effort.
“The team is playing well right now,” saif MHS Head Coach Pam Chapman. “We still need to continue working on some parts nof our game and to never be satisfied of the things we have accomplished so far. As coaches we are pleased with the way the team is playing, and how they are playing together as a team.”
Eagles Flies By Seminoles In Sweep
The Blue Eagles improved to 9-1 on the season, beating Monroe Central in straight sets, 25-13, 25-19 and 26-24 Sept. 19 inside the MHS HammerDome.
After a slow start in the first set, the Lady Eagles responded with a 24-6 run, including the final six service points by Bailey Estep to get the win.
In the second set, Tylar Seckman got the party started, scoring six straight service points to give the hosts a 9-3 advantage, and bumped it up to 15-4 with Kelsi Chapman at the line. However, Monroe Central battled back to close the gap down to within four points, before Estep closed things out once again to give the hosts a two set lead in the best of five.
The Seminoles used their late second set run to give Magnolia a run for their money as there were five ties and three lead changes,
with the later one at 24-24 before a Chapman kill, and a Seminole return went out of bounds to give the hosts a 26-24 overtime victory.
At the net, the Lady Eagles recorded 15 blocks, while Estep set up Chapman, Seckman, Ludewig and Pilant for 34 kills. Chapman, Ludewig, Pilant, Seckman, Estep and Kristen Massey handled the Seminole spikes with 85 digs, with Massey leading the way with 29 digs.
Individual statistics were, Chapman with 10 points, three blocks, nine kills and 12 digs, while Seckman contributed seven points, one ace, four blocks, six kills and seven digs in a all-around nice match.
In addition, Estep recorded 34 assists, scored 11 points and bumped up five digs. Ludewig was two points short of a triple-double,
with eight points, 12 digs and 12 kills, while Pilant added eight blocks, seven kills and three digs. Massey ended the stats with 29
digs and six points.
Magnolia Claims Exciting Five Set Match With Frontier
Bailey Estep secured 12 points, 12 digs, one kill and dished out a game-high 48 assists to help Magnolia defeat Frontier for its 10th
win of the season in five sets Sept. 21 inside the MHS HammerDome.
The Eagles opened the game on fire, beating the Lady Cougars 25-10, but Frontier put out the fire winning the next two sets, 21-25 and 23-25. However, the Blue Eagles pulled it back together in the fourth set, 25-12 to set up the deciding tie-breaking fifth set,
winning, 15-12 to win the match.
The Big Blue’s Tylar Seckman scored a team-high 13 points, including four service aces, while making eight kills, four blocks
and four digs in a solid outing. Taylor Ludewig chipped in a triple-double, 10 points, 14 kills and 12 digs.
In addition, Kelsi Chapman branded the HammerDome floor with 15 nasty kills, while adding 23 digs, three points and one block.
Kristen Massey bumped up 30 digs, and scored two of her 12 markers with service aces, while Via Anderson tallied five points and eight digs. Kyndra Pilant, also bashed their opponents for countless spikes, including 13 kills and three blocks.
The junior varsity team, made it a clean-sweep, beating Frontier in straight sets, 25-22 and 25-12.