The West Senators picked up another victory Tuesday night, beating the Valley Indians in straight sets.
Offensively, West was led by Terra Butcher and Hannah Dixon who captured 10 and nine kills respectively. Haleigh Throckmorton also contributed with six kills.
Gracie Dixon and Throckmorton led the Senator defense with 11 digs apiece.
While the Senators picked up the victory, the story of the night was Kayleigh Coleman who recorded her 1,000th career assist. Coleman is the first player in West history to reach the milestone.
“She is the first player in program history to achieve this milestone,” Senators coach Brittany Sessor said. “We are very proud coaches! Kayleigh’s hard work, dedication to this sport and perseverance throughout her career, which has allowed her to reach this achievement. Of course, without great passing and excellent finishing by our attackers, it would not have been possible. A total team effort and it couldn’t have happened to a greater player.”
West def. Valley 25-17, 25-19, 25-18
Clay 3, East 0
The Clay Lady Panthers picked up another conference win Tuesday evening after they defeated the East Lady Tartans in straight sets in an SOC I matchup held at East High School in Sciotoville, Ohio.
Clay needed three sets to take home a road win against the Lady Tartans, defeating East 25-3, 25-7 and 25-15.
Delanie Gilliland led the Lady Panthers with kills against the Lady Tartans Tuesday evening, finishing with eight. Jensen Warnock followed Gilliland with seven kills, while Jaelyn Warnock had six.
Clay piled up 18 aces in the match shared by four players. Lila Brown led with seven, while Jensen Warnock finished with five. A pair of Lady Panthers ended the night with three aces each, Lynlee Wells and Jaelyn Warnock.
Gilliland had the only block of the night for Clay.
Sahelyn Vassar had three digs in the win. Skylar Artis, Lila Brown and Jaelyn Warnock each had two.
Lila Brown set up a multitude of plays for Clay, ending her night with 20 assists, to lead the Lady Panthers. Jaelyn Warnock added three more assists in the win.
Jaelyn Warnock, Vassar and Jensen Warnock finished the night with 7, 6 and three service receptions respectively.
Brown had 34 points serving in her team’s conference win over East. Jensen and Jaelyn Warnock added eight and five points serving for the Lady Panthers.
With their three-set victory over the Lady Tartans, the Lady Panthers improved their overall record to 11-4, along with a 7-1 record in the SOC I.
Clay will take the court again Thursday evening when they host the Green Lady Bobcats of Franklin Furnace, Ohio in another SOC I matchup. Match time is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
East will be back in action Thursday as well in another conference showdown. The Lady Tartans will host the Eastern Lady Eagles at East High School.
Wheelersburg 4, South Webster 1
The Wheelersburg Pirates continue to dominate SOC play, improving to 9-0 in the conference with a four set to one victory over the Jeeps in South Webster.
Wheelersburg (11-1, 9-0) was led by Makayla Akers who recorded 18 kills offensively while picking up 14 digs on the defensive end. Also contributing to the offense was Samantha Vallance with 10 and Mallory Bergan with seven kills.
While Akers led the offense, Ellie Ruby led the Pirate defense with 37 digs. Kasey Bergan and Abbie Kallner also had strong defensive performances with 27 and 20 digs respectively.
“I am so pleased with the effort and heart my girls played with tonight,” Pirates coach Kendra Coleman said. “It was great to see them come together and may plays.”
Wheelersburg will travel once again Thursday as the Pirates head to Minford to face the Falcons.
Wheelersburg def. South Webster 28-26, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22
Glenwood 8, Valley 1
The Glenwood (New Boston) Tigers defeated the Valley Indians 8-1 on the pitch Tuesday evening at New Boston Municipal Stadium in New Boston, Ohio.
Glenwood amassed a five goal lead in the first half of the match, while adding three more goals in the second half, allowing only one goal by Valley.
Drake Truitt got the scoring started for the Tigers Tuesday evening, when he found the back of the net — with an assist from Kyle McQuithy — less than eight minutes into the match.
Tim Hobbs scored Glenwood’s second goal of the evening — unassisted — with 23.34 left in the first half.
Truitt hit his second goal of the match a few minutes later, with 20:46 left in the half. Dylan Rawlins provided the assist for Truitt’s second score.
Kyle McQuithy added to the Glenwood scoring spree in the first half of Tuesday’s match against Valley, finding a hole in the Indians defense.
Finally, McQuithy earned a hat-trick after scoring his third goal of the night with only 6:05 left in the half. McQuithy set up the hat-trick securing goal, earning his second assist of the match.
In the second half, McQuithy added another goal for Glenwood with 12:16 remaining in the game.
The Tigers would score two more times in the win, an unassisted goal by Dylan Rawlins with 8:39 left in the match and then a goal by Logan Crumm — from an assist by Rawlins — with 5:20 remaining.
Glenwood will hit the road Thursday evening as they travel to Ironton, Ohio to take on the St. Joseph Flyers. Match time is set for 5:30 p.m.
Valley will host the South Webster Jeeps Tuesday, October 8, 2016.
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