Lady Eagles Volleyball Dominate on Senior Night

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During what would be an emotional night for the whole team, the Lady Eagles still came out strong with a ton of energy to face the Huntingdon Bearcats and seal their positions for playoffs.

The seniors have been such a big and influential part of the season and I can’t wait to go into playoffs with them and hopefully go far”

— Courtney Williams

The Lady Eagles honored 3 seniors, Brianna Foy, Ebonee Rice, and Alexis Umholtz as well as junior Michelle Johner. Johner is a foreign exchange student from Switzerland that decided to join the volleyball team because she loved playing in Switzerland with her friends recreationally. After the ceremony with a few tears shed, the Lady Eagles looked at their last home game of the regular season as a way to play well together for one of the last times.

“We’ve been together ever since 7th and 8th grade when the junior high program was started, so its crazy to think about next year and not playing with them. The seniors have been such a big and influential part of the season and I can’t wait to go into playoffs with them and hopefully go far,” said junior Courtney Williams.

In the first set, the Lady Eagles came out onto the court to play for each other. The begining of the set started off slow with both teams going back and forth, but once the Lady Eagles started to get into rhythm, it all came together. The Lady Eagles point by point started to gain the lead and eventually win the set 25-13.

The second set started similar to the first with serve receive struggling, but with the help of the Bearcats errors and the Lady Eagles defense and offense, the Lady Eagles slowly started to take control of the game. Freshman Reagan Irons delivered from the service line with 11 service points with 5 aces throughout the entire game and Williams delivered on the defense side with 4 blocks. The second set ended with a score of 25-16.

In the third set, the Lady Eagles were ready to end the game with a bang and started off strong to get the early lead. The Lady Eagles would carry this lead throughout the entire set and win with a score of 25-16.

The Lady Eagles improve to be 10-4 and look forward to their last week of regular season play by playing Clearfield and Bellwood-Antis.

Stats:
Mattie Cherry – 5 service points, 25 assists, 2 aces
Makenna Bauer – 2 service points, 5 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces
Brianna Foy – 9 service points, 3 kills, 2 aces
Courtney Williams – 4 kills, 4 blocks
Reagan Irons – 11 service points, 13 kills, 6 digs, 5 aces
Miranda Goodman – 8 service points, 3 aces
Ebonee Rice – 7 service points, 15 digs

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