Eagles Sweep Pair of Road Matches
After a successful trip to Pittsburgh last weekend, the defending WVSSAC Class-1A state champions Magnolia Blue Eagles made a quick trip to Charleston Wednesday, Sept. 25 to take on Doddride and South Charleston in the Charleston Showcase and returned home with a pair of 2-set victories.
In the opener, the Lady Blue Eagles took any frustrations they might have had on the long drive, wasted little time in beating the Doddridge Bulldogs by the scores of, 25-11 and 25-7.
Lenieca Grimm had another great outing, scoring 8-service points, with 3-aces, while setting up 22-assists and making a dig, while Kyndra Pilant hammered 14-kills, while scoring 4-points, with 3-aces, and collecting 4-digs and blocking a shot to pace the road-warrior Lady Blue Eagles. Kayna Anderson, also provided 8-service points, with 2-aces and collecting 6-digs, while sophomore red-red Jaci Rhode drilled 5-kills and blocking a shot.
In addition, Freshman Shalea Holiday contributed 4-kills, while Liza “Bean” Clegg provided 3-points, 1-kill and 1-dig. Siohomore Alyssa Kocher tacked on 3-points, with 1-ace and 3-digs, while Zoey Jenkins tallied 2-service points. Kyra Dalton got into the fun, collected 4-digs, while Kara Lynch, rejected a Doddridge shot.
In the night-cap, the Eagles were again on their game defeating South Charleston by the same 25-14 scores in both sets. Grimm dished out 19-assists, while scoring three of her four points via service aces, while smacking one back for a kill. Pilant was just warming-up pounded 15-kills, while scoring 2-points and blocking a shot. Anderson totaled 9-digs, while scoring half her 4-points, with aces, and belting a kill.
In addition, Kocher paced the Big Blue with 14-points, and had 2-digs, while Rohde pounded a kill and rejected a shot. Clegg tacked on a point with a service ace, while pounding a kill. Also getting in the action was Dalton with 3-digs, while Jenkins tallied a point and bumped up a pair of digs. Kaylee Cline recorded a pair of blocks to finish off all the Magnolia statistics.
The Lady Eagles looked to rest a few days before heading across the pond to take on the much-improved Lady Pilots Oct. 1 and the host Weir and and Wheeling Central Oct. 3 with both matches starting at 5:30 p.m.