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2011-10-13 / Sports

Lady Eagles Deal Yoe Woe

by Mike Organ


Aleece Moerbe gets low to dig a Cameron kill attempt. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Aleece Moerbe gets low to dig a Cameron kill attempt. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Lexington Lady Eagles defeated the Cameron Lady Yoe to avenge an earlier defeat and move into playoff position in district play. Lexington defeated the Yoe in three games 25-20, 25- 18, 25-15. The Lady Eagles were growing in confidence and momentum as the games played out. Aleece Moerbe had her “game of the year” with 11 kills and an ace. Johna Alford had what has become her usual dominating game with 16 kills, three blocks, and three aces. Karley Wren had a good defensive game with 11 digs. Brittany Nichol had 10 digs and 26 assists in the important win.

Another big asset for the Lady Eagles was the Lexington student body that was cheering and making noise to inspire the entire team.

Game 1- The two teams battled evenly, with Cameron having the lead by one to three points as the game progressed. Lexington took a lead when Brittany Nichol served three winners in a row. Moerbe slapped two of them into the Yoe’s face. Alford banged a kill to give Lexington the serve with the score 22-20. Madison Bexley then served three times as Cameron failed to make the necessary plays.


Johna Alford and Brittany Nichol try to block a Yoe kill attempt. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Johna Alford and Brittany Nichol try to block a Yoe kill attempt. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Game 2- Lexington began to assert themselves a little more in this game. Lexington fell behind early but soon took the lead, again on Nichol’s serves. She had two aces and Moerbe had a kill as she served five straight points. From there Lexington moved ahead as the teams swapped points. Moerbe served three points to get Lexington to 22, the last with an ace. After stopping a Cameron serve, Alford supported Meghann Wrinkle’s serve with a kill. Wrinkle then served the ball and the Yoe drove it into the net for a Lexington win.

Game 3- Cameron served first. Alford slammed one down to give Lexington a 1-0 lead. Karley Wren stepped up with four more points, two that Alford killed. The fifth serve was denied the Lady Eagles as Alford was ruled in the net on a kill. Lexington was ahead 5-1. Cameron never got close to the lead. Wrinkle had a couple of serve points, Moerbe a couple, and Alford two as the Lady Eagles opened the lead. Fittingly Alford killed the last point of the game as Lexington began celebrating.

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