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The varsity girls went to Spokane last Thursday and beat the Owls in two sets, winning 25-14 and 25-10.
Tough serving was the key to the win with the whole team only missing one serve.
Once again Emily Sterling led the team in aces with five. Both Abby Dean and Emily Petty were close behind with two apiece. Jorie Garret also had a big night with 13 kills.
Samantha Martin and Bethany Horn were the next kill leaders with four and two, respectively.
Lindsey Armour was almost perfect on passing, going 6-for-6 receiving serves and only missing two digs for the night.
The JV lost their match against the Lady Owls. The match consisted of two games with scores of 21-25 and 14-25. During the Spokane game there were several perfect servers, including Glenda Haden who was 8/8, Brittany Walker who was 4/4 as well as Makenzie Watterson who was also 4/4. Lauren Patton was almost perfect at 5/6 in serving.
Cori Dry led the team with two kills and was 7/8. Patton was the dig leader with 7/11. Next behind her was Nichole Randolph who was 2/4.
Brittany Walker led the team with assists having 12/15 and Haden was right behind her with 7/7.
The freshman team also fell to the Owls by scores of 10-25 and 23-25.
Tuesday night’s game was a huge win for the team, as Ava had never beaten Reeds Spring in volleyball – until Tuesday night.
The game, played in the Ava gym, went three sets with the Lady Bears winning the first set 25-21, dropping the second set 21-25 and winning the third set 25-14 for the victory.
Samantha Martin led the team in serving at a perfect 19-for-19 and one ace. Jorie Garrett was 13-for-13 with two aces and Emily Sterling was 11/12 with two aces, as well.
Garrett and Sterling also led the team in kills with 17 for Garrett and nine for Sterling.
Martin and Abby Dean also contributed to the kill list with four for Martin and five for Dean. Bethany Horn was 3/3 blocking and had two kills of her own. Emily Petty led the team with assists with 88/91, with 31 contributing to kills.
Dean and Armour also led the team in passing with Dean having 24/27 and Armour being 28/39.
“Overall it was a great game,” Coach Sara Lemons said. “The varsity really pulled together and played an amazing game both offensively and defensively to a very strong Reeds Spring team.”
The JV came out ready to play on Tuesday night as they took on the Lady Wolves from Reeds Spring. The girls did a great job working together and staying focused, and had one of their best starts of the season.
The Lady Bears lost the match in two sets, scores being 17-25 and 20-25.
During the game Erica Croney served 8/10 and had two aces. Cori Dry had a perfect serving game of 6/6 with two aces.
Patton stepped up to the net and went 4/4 on blocks and 4/5 hitting with one kill. Other top hitters include Croney with one kill and Dry with two.
The Ava junior varsity also improved their passing with Dry being 8/8, Nichole Randolph 4/5 and Makenzie Watterson 7/9. Brittany Walker led the team with 24-of-25 assists.
The freshmen had another disappointing loss to the Lady Wolves, scores being 12-25 and 5-25.
The Lady Bears will take to the road Thursday to play against the Marshfield Lady Jays and will be in the Forsyth varsity tournament on Saturday.