VB teams compete at OVAC
Local high school volleyball teams are nearing the end of regular season play right about now and with that comes conference and tournament play. Teams are busier than ever, making last minute changes to line-ups and strategies and getting ready for post season play. Both Tyler Consolidated and Paden City teams performed very well in the OVAC conference last week and both look to do well in their upcoming Sectionals.
On Saturday, third seeded Tyler Consolidated fell to fourth seeded Edison Local in the class AAA OVAC Volleyball Championships at Steubenville to bring home the runner-up trophy to Tyler County.
The Silver Knights took the first match of the game 25-14, but then fell in the next two, 25-23 and 25-14.
Against the Edison Lady Wildcats, junior Whitney Williams scored 15 serving points, had two aces and five digs. Sami Jones scored five points, had two blocks, seven digs, and four kills; Allison Wable added three serving points, one ace, eight digs, had two blocks and four kills; Heather Suter scored one point, three digs, had three blocks and 10 kills; Lynsey Casteel had four kills, one dig, and one block; Alison Clegg, four kills; and Torrye Cline had 20 digs.
Knight setter, Keri Suter had 33 digs, 20 assists and 60 good sets.
In the previous game against St. Clairsville, the Knights took the win in two, 25-21 and 25-23. Cline served 13 points to lead the Knights. She also had one ace and five digs. Jones served six, with one ace, eight digs, one block, and five kills; Williams scored three points and had three digs; Wable scored two points with two aces, five digs, one block and four kills; Heather Suter scored one point, had six digs, three blocks and eight kills; Casteel had three kills and one block; and Alison Clegg had four kills, one block and two kills.
Keri Suter served one point, had five digs, 19 assists and 41 sets.
The Lady Knights win loss record now stands at 21-9 with games scheduled this week in the LKC playoffs on Oct. 21 at home at 6 p.m. against Gilmer County; vs. St. Marys on Oct. 28 and at Wirt County on Oct. 30.
The Lady Wildcats of Paden City High School came up against the defending OVAC Class A Volleyball Champions, St. John Central on Saturday in Steubenville, and though they gave the Irish a scare, the ‘Cats wound up in the runner-up position.
The Irish took the first game, 25-10 while the Lady Wildcats battled their way to a win in the second, 25-19. A win by St. John in the third, put paid to Paden City’s hopes of a championship.
Against St. John, Wildcat setter, Lynnsie Parsons served 12 points, had 20 assists; two digs, one kill and 78 good sets. Chiara DiLeo scored 11 pints, had seven digs, five kills and two assists; Logan Cosper scored nine, and had six digs; Amanda Heasley had eight points, four digs and nine kills; Dominique Craft served five points, had 11 digs and six kills; and Megan Cutlip scored two points, had five digs and nine kills.
In the semi-final against Weirton Madonna, Paden City took the match in two games, 25- 9 and 25-19. Cutlip was the leading scorer for the Green and White with 18 served points, three aces, two digs, and seven kills; DiLeo scored 10 points, had one assist, 10 digs and four kills; Craft scored eight, with one assist, five digs and 11 kills; Cosper scored five, had one ace and seven digs; and Heasley scored three, had one dig and three kills.
Parsons had 52 sets, one kill, one dig, 22 assists and six points.
The Lady Wildcat record now stands at 23-9 on the year with games to be played this week at home on Oct. 26 with Williamstown and Magnolia and on Oct. 30 when they host the Mason Dixon Conference tournament.