Wildcats take MD tourney
The Lady Wildcat volleyball team at Paden City High School again wear the title of Mason Dixon Champions with their win of the conference tournament last week. (See the color picture of the team on page 14.)
The Lady ‘Cats hosted the tournament and went through Morgantown Trinity and Clay Battelle in order to wear the crown. In the semi-finals, the ‘Cats bested Trinity 25-20, 23-25 and 25-12 to get to the final game.
Amanda Heasley served 23 points and three aces in the game. She also had six kills and three digs. Dominique Craft scored 13 serving points, and one ace, had one assist, two sets and five kills. Chiara Di Leo scored 12, had three assists, 12 digs, 13 kills and set the ball four times. Logan Cosper scored seven, had two assists, eight digs and five sets.
Wildcat setter Lynnsie Parsons had 50 good sets in the game, served 13 points, had 30 assists, one ace and three digs.
In the championship game with the Cee Bee’s of Clay Battelle, Di Leo served 11 points and had one assit, three aces, five digs and five kills. Craft scored nine points with one ace, five digs and seven kills; Megan Cutlip scored eight points, had four digs and six kills; Heasley served up seven points and one ace. She also had four digs and six kills; Cosper scored five and had six digs.
Parsons had 47 good sets in the game, scored 10 points and 18 assists and was credited with six digs.
Earlier in the week the ‘Cats hosted Williamstown and Magnolia in a tri-match, and felt the sting of loss twice. Against Williamstown, the Green and White fell 15-25 and 17-25.
Craft served 10 points and two aces in the effort. She also had two assists, six digs and three kills. Heasley had seven points, three digs and five kills; Cutlip was credited with four points, three digs and five kills; Cosper, three points, four digs; Di Leo, two points, five assists, nine digs, six kills and 16 sets.
Parsons had 34 good sets in the game, served four points, had 12 assists and three digs.
Against Magnolia, Paden City fell 12-25 and 24-26. Parsons had 30 good sets in the game, scored nine points, had 12 assists, one ace and six digs.
Heasley served nine points, one ace, had four digs and four kills; Cosper had six points, one ace and six digs; Craft served four points, had eight digs and four kills; Cutlip had four points, six digs and seven kills; Di Leo, served up four points with one ace and three assists. She also was credited with three kills and 16 sets.
The Lady Wildcats played the first round of their Sectional tournament on Monday at Bishop Donahue, winning over Wheeling Central, 25-19, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-15.
Craft served up 14 points, two aces, three sets, two assists, nine kills and nine digs. Heasley scored 15, had four kills and six digs; Cutlip mastered 17 points and one ace, 20 kills and five digs; Di Leo, 15 points, five sets, three assists, 14 kills, and 13 digs; Cosper, 13 points, two aces, nine digs; Loy, three digs; and Josie Fox, one dig.
Parsons was credited with 114 sets, 27 assists, 14 points, one ace and three digs.
With the win the Lady ‘Cats advance to the Sectional championship match on Thursday.
The Tyler Consolidated volleyball team ended their regular season last week and took on Weir in the first game of their Sectional on Tuesday at Weir.