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2012-08-23 / Sports

Lady Eagle Volleyball

by Mike Organ

The following details all the Lady Eagle Volleyball action last week. It’s hard to believe the season has already started! Sorry about the lack of pictures. I took a load of them, then, for some reason, erased them. I’ll do better next week.

Lexington Hammers Hearne

The Lady Eagles started the 2012 season with a dominating win over Hearne in the APK Center Tuesday. Lexington won the match with scores of 25-11, 23-7, and 25-3. The last game score is one of the most one-sided scores seen in many a moon.

Lexington started off slowly, showing a little indecision on some balls, as Hearne played Lexington point for point up through nine. From that point on Lexington began building momentum as they dominated Hearne the rest of the match.

Johna Alford led in kills with 10. Aleece Moerbe was right behind with nine and Karley Wren had eight smashes. Madeline Morton and Meghann Wrinkle contributed three kills each and Brittany Nichol had one dink kill. Madison Bexley had 10 digs and freshman Karsen Ross had 24 good sets for the Lady Eagles. Wrinkle dished up seven service aces and Alford had five non-returned serves.

The Lexington JV also defeated Hearne in two games.

Lexington Defeats Somerville in 3

Lexington battled to a 27-25 win over Somerville in the first game of the match. Building momentum from the opening win, Lexington won the next two games 25-22 and 25-17. Johna Alford led the Lady Eagles in kills with 10. Karley Wren had eight downers, Aleece Moerbe five, and Meghann Wrinkle four. The Lady Eagles’Alford and Wren served up two service aces each. Wren had 18 digs with Madison Bexley and Madeline Morton having nine digs each of Yegua hits. Karsen Ross put up 26 assists for teammates.

Iola Stops Lexington

Class A state volleyball power Iola defeated Lexington in three games in the second part of a duel match Friday. Iola barely topped Lexington 25-23 in the first game. Iola then kept the pressure on, and played good defense to win the last two games at 16. Madeline Morton led the team in kills with seven. Johna Alford and Aleece Moerbe had six kills each. Karley Wren and Meghann Wrinkle had three each. Wren had 12 digs, with Karsen Ross having eight digs. Moerbe had seven digs in the loss. Ross continued to put up assists for teammates. This match, she put up 20. Ross also served four aces for the Lady Eagles.

Coach Amanda Player said of the dual matches, “Both matches were really good competition for us. Throughout all 3 games with Somerville, we played really well and fought hard as a team. It was a great win for us. Iola was a harder team for us in the sense that they were much stronger, defensively. The girls and I all agree that there is a lot that we can learn from our loss with Iola. However, with that loss set aside, I believe that our volleyball season is off to a good start.”

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