Rice Digs: Tyrone Junior Hits 500 Digs

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Tyrone junior Ebonee Rice hit a major milestone in her volleyball career when she passed the 500 career dig mark in the game against Huntingdon. This week the Lady Eagles also won three matches and celebrated Senior Night or as many people are calling it, Kylee Gooding Night, on Thursday against Clearfield.

We are heading in the right direction and making small improvements every game.  We have another 3 matches next week to finish the regular season”

— Head Coach Mike Kraft

Huntingdon 0, Tyrone 3

In past years, the Lady Eagles have played long sets and long matches in Huntingdon. This year however, that would change for the better.

In both set 1 and set 2 the Lady Eagles started with a 7-0 lead and kept that lead throughout the whole game. The ladies kept control of Huntingdon winning set 1 25-17 and set 2 25-13. The third set was closer then the Lady Eagles would have liked. The entire game was neck and neck, each team only earning 1 or 2 point per server. The Lady Eagles hung on and pulled out the win 25-20.

“Our serving controlled the game and allowed us to put a lot of pressure on them tonight. Last time we played them we had to take twice the amount of swings to win. Tonight we terminated rallies early and earned a lot of points from the service line. [This is good] considering we have three games in a row this week,” Head Coach Mike Kraft said.

Senior Kylee Gooding led with 15 kills, 20 digs, 14 service points, and 3 aces. Sophomore Makenna Bauer had 3 kills, 3 aces, 6 digs and 8 service points. Junior Ebonee Rice had 18 digs, 3 aces, and 8 service points while sophomore Courtney Williams had 3 kills and 5 blocks. Sophomore Mattie Cherry had 19 assists, 1 ace, 10 digs, and 10 service points.

Bellefonte 0, Tyrone 3

Tonight was a little sloppy at times, but several kids are battling some rough sicknesses.  However, for being sick, we looked really good at times. We are starting to get more offense from other younger ‘role’ players”

— Head Coach Mike Kraft

The Lady Eagles next faced Bellefonte at home. In the beginning of the season, the Lady Eagles won against Bellefonte in 4 sets. This time the girls look to beat them in three and better their seeding in playoffs.

Like the game against Huntingdon, the Lady Eagles came out in set 1 and set 2 with a service lead of 6 or more points. The first set went to the Lady Eagles 25-16 and the second a little closer with a score of 25-20. The third set, the Lady Eagles dominated getting a huge service lead to end the game 25-14.

“Tonight was a little sloppy at times, but several kids are battling some rough sicknesses.  However, for being sick, we looked really good at times. We are starting to get more offense from other younger ‘role’ players.  We’re heading in the right direction with playoff a little less than two weeks away. Junior Brianna Foy had a great night playing in somewhat of a new position,” said Kraft.

Foy lead with 9 kills and Gooding contributed with 8. Gooding also had 2 blocks, 5 digs, and 4 service points. Bauer had 3 kills, 3 digs, 3 aces, and 7 service points. Rice had 9 digs, 2 aces, and 6 service points while Williams had 5 kills and 1 block. Sophomore Miranda Goodman finished off the stats with 3 digs, 2 aces, and 7 service points.

Clearfield 0, Tyrone 3

Entering into Thursday nights game, the Lady Eagles wanted to take down the Bison in 3, making a sweep for the week. The girls delivered with an astounding 42 service points all together in those three sets, 15 of them being aces.

In all three sets, the Lady Eagles where up 16-3 and wouldn’t let the Bison get more than 15 points on the board. The scores were 25-12, 25-13, 25-9. “This was a huge energy booster for playoffs  and a great way for us to end such long week of game play,” said sophomore Makenna Bauer.

“We are heading in the right direction and making small improvements every game.  We have another 3 matches next week to finish the regular season,” Kraft said.

Foy had 12 service points, 4 aces, 7 kills, 4 aces, and 3 digs while Gooding had 6 kills, and 5 digs. Bauer had 7 kills and 4 digs while Williams had 4 kills and 2 blocks. Cherry came out with 4 service points, 2 aces, 23 assists and 4 digs. Rice had an a great game with 20 service points, 7 aces and 10 digs. Both Juniors Alexis Umholtz and Logan Johnston with Freshman Holly Long contributed with service point.

The Lady Eagles have another long week ahead of them with 3 games in row. Monday- Central Mountain away, Tuesday- Philipsburg-Osceola away, and on Wednesday night the Lady Eagles face Bellwood-Antis for their Pink Out game at home.

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