Wildcats Volleyball Team Paws Out Purrfect Play
SISTERSVILLE – The Wildcats made their way to Wheeling recently for a tri-match with Central and Madonna.
Against Central, the Wildcats fell in three sets, 25-19, 18-25 and 25-20 on Sept. 22. Aubrey Neff led the charge with 18 service points, 18 assists and six digs. Madison Kelly scored 15 points with one ace, five kills and three digs. Kallie Arnett had a big night at the net with 15 kills to go along with three points, two digs and two sets. Jenna Arnett added nine service points and two aces, one kill plus two digs. Jenna Ferrebee had five kills, three points and two sets. Malayna Price scored 10 points, had seven digs and one assist. Katrina Heasley chipped in with five points, one ace, one dig, one kill and two assists while Chelsea Baker added two sets, one dig and one kill.
Against Madonna, the Wildcats claimed the match in two straight sets 25-14 and 25-19. Ferrebee led the Wildcats with 14 service points and two aces, plus seven kills. Neff added 11 points, 14 assists, two digs and one kill. Kelly scored 10 points, had seven kills and two digs. K. Arnett knocked down eight kills while J. Arnett added three points. Heasley helped out with six points, two digs and one kill. Price chipped in with nine digs, six points and four kills. The Wildcats’ record now stands at 11-5 on the season.
The Wildcats hosted Bridgeport, Ohio on Sept. 20 at Bob Burton Gymnasium. The Bulldogs of Bridgeport had their way in the first set winning 25-12 and from there took the match winning the next two sets 25-23 and 25-22. The Wildcats, who were leading in the Class A OVAC race, played tough all night, but couldn’t overcome power of the Bulldogs who had their serves working and played well at the net. Neff had her usual big match as she accounted for 18 points and 18 assists on 40 sets while adding two aces, eight digs and one kill. Aiding Neff in the cause was J. Arnett with 11 points on some hard serves and seven digs plus one kill.
K. Arnett had a game-high nine kills and added six points plus three digs. J. Arnett, an up-and-coming player, added six points and five kills while Madison Kelly served up eight points, had a dig and added two kills. Helping keep the Wildcats close throughout the match was Heasley, who had three points, three digs and four kills. Price had another good match as she chipped in with five points, 11 big digs and one kill. Baker added a dig.
The Wildcats traveled on Sept. 19 to Beallsville, seeking revenge for a recent setback at the PCHS gym. The Wildcats found themselves in another battle, but came away with a three-et win. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Heasley with 15 points, one kill and four digs. Neff scored 10 points and had 14 assists on 49 sets and two digs. Kelly had 13 points, two kills and five digs. J. Arnett added nine points and three digs while K. Arnett pitched in with six points and six kills, plus one dig. Ferrebee added four points, four kills and one dig. Price had four points, three kills and 16 digs as the Wildcats won 25-16, 8-25 and 25-23.
Against the Cougars from Frontier, the Wildcats fell in three sets, losing the first set 25-16, winning the second 25-22 and losing the third 25-17. Paden City led in the match by Neff with 15 points, 16 assists on 44 sets, and four digs while also adding four kills. Backing Neff was J. Arnett with nine points, two kills and two digs. Heasley added nine points, one kill and four digs, while Kelly had seven points, two kills, three assists , three blocks and four digs. Ferrebee five points, four kills, one block and two digs aided the cause and K. Arnett added five points six kills, two blocks and three digs. Price chipped in with eight points, two kills, and a team high 10 digs.