The Lady Eagles Slay the Lady Dragons

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The Lady Eagles had a slow start against the Central Dragons on Thursday night, but never gave up. When Central pushed for long hard points, the Lady Eagles pushed back harder. With the help of hard serves and good offense, the Lady Eagles were able to get the win.

We made too many unforced errors that ended in the result we didn’t want for the first set. After losing the first set, we all changed our mindset and you could see that on the court. We started to work together and play some scrappy defense along with putting up a big threat on the net”

— Senior Ebonee Rice

In the first set, the Lady Eagles came out with low energy and struggled to play defense and serve receive. Towards the end of the close first set, the Lady Eagles started to block Central’s best outside hitter and was able to slow them down at the net however, it was too late and Central took the first set 25-23.

“We made too many unforced errors that ended in the result we didn’t want for the first set. After losing the first set, we all changed our mindset and you could see that on the court. We started to work together and play some scrappy defense along with putting up a big threat on the net,” said senior Ebonee Rice.

In the second set, the Lady Eagles came out firing on all cylinders. Sophomore Reagan Irons went back to serve and went on a 12 point service run to put the Lady Eagles in the lead. After that, Central couldn’t get back in the game and Lady Eagles took the opportunity to go after it. The ending score of the second set was 25-13.

“Reagan really stepped up when we needed points. She served the ball very well and gained us 12 points to get ahead in the second set. I love Regdawg!” said junior Courtney Williams.

The third and fourth set both were close matches, but at the end of the game the Lady Eagles would go back to serve  and go on a run to end the game. The third set ended with a score of 25-19 and the fourth 25-17.

The Lady Eagles are now 7-2 in the Mountain League and advance on to a tough week ahead playing Holidaysburg, Bald Eagle, and Penns Valley.

 

Stats:
Makenna Bauer – 7 service points, 14 kills
Brianna Foy – 9 service points, 10 kills, 12 digs, 3 aces
Mattie Cherry – 2 service points, 30 points,
Miranda Goodman – 11 service points
Elaina Gehlman – 6 service points
Ebonee Rice – 7 service points
Reagan Irons – 13 service points, 11 kills

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