Wildcats Swat Hornets, Fighting Irish
SISTERSVILLE – Paden City made the two hour trip to Hundred on Thursday for a tri-match against the Hornets and Clarksburg Notre Dame.
In the Wildcats first matchup, they made easy work of Notre Dame limiting them to a two set total of seven points. The Wildcats got some great serving in the match from Malayana Price as she rattled off 19 service points with Abbey Stackpole adding another 14 service points. Kallie Arnett had a match high eight kills and Aubrey Neff scored nine points had 34 sets and 12 assists. Jenna Ferrebee added six kills.
In the match against the Hornets of Hundred, the Wildcats again made things look easy as they finished up the night with a two set match win 25-10 and 25-8. Katrina Heasley did most of the damage as she fired up her hard serve and ended with 11 points she also added four digs. Jenna Arnett scored a match high 13 points and sister allie added eight kills, Ferrebee had a match high nine hard kills to go along with five points. Madison Kelly served up eight points and added six kills while Price finished the night with seven points and five digs. Neff was her usual self as she gained 21 assists on 57 sets and scored five points. The Wildcats improved to 16-6 with the sweep.
Paden City took on a pair of up river teams on Sept. 27 in a tri-match with Bishop Donahue and Linsly at McMechen. Holding down first place in the OVAC standings the Wildcats are warming up for the upcoming tournament when they host the OVAC Semi-Finals. In the first match, they met some resistance from Donahue losing the first set 25-22, but came back strong in the second set with a 25-18 win. They then closed out the hosts with a 27-25 thriller in the third set. The OVAC Semi- Final night will feature a rematch with the Bishops starting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 with the winner advancing to the OVAC Final starting at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Union Local.
Ferrebee, 11 and K. Arnett, 12 combined for 23 kills to propel the Wildcats over the Bishops as they controlled the net play. Ferrebee also added 20, one ace and a dig. Neff also came up big with 59 sets, 26 assists, 13 points, eight digs and five kills. Paden City got lots of help from Price with 15 points, one ace, 13 digs and four kills and Heasley with nine points, one ace, two digs and two kills. J. Arnett with 10 pointsthree digs and a kill and Kelly with seven points, three kills and two digs also aided the cause. Kameron McClain added two digs.
The Wildcats won their second match of the night in straight sets against the Cadets of Linsly 25-16 and 25- 22. Paden City started out the match making quick work of the Cadets as Neff was on her game as she recorded 25 service points, 33 sets, 17 assists, two aces, four digs and added two kills for good measure. Neff who has been a sparkplug for the Wildcats made several great sets to allow the PCHS hitters good opportunity to kill the ball. Kelly added six points, three digs, three kills, two sets and one assist two aid in the Wildcats’ win. Also helping out was Heasley with seven points, two digs and two points as she had her usual steady game. Price chipped in with four points, eight digs, one set, one kill, and one assist. Ferrebee who has been playing big around the net added four kills and three points. K. Arnett with five points and a dig finished the stat sheet for the Cats for the 14-6 Wildcats.
The Wildcats won one and dropped one when they hosted a tri-match Sept. 26 with Cameron and River. The Wildcats came out on fire in the match against Cameron and took both sets in easy fashion winning 25-17 and 25-15. Paden City who has been getting solid play from several players lately received more of the same in this match using teamwork to spread out 17 kills and 50 points. Price served up 12 points with three aces to lead the charge while also adding six digs and a kill. Heasley played big also with 10 points, three digs and two kills. Neff had her usual big match with 17 assists on 48 sets, 13 points with one ace, four digs and a kill. Kelly with eight points, two digs and three kills helped fill the stats and Ferrebee added two points, one ace and four kills. K. Arnett pitched in with seven kills, one point and two digs while J. Arnett had four points, one ace and one kill.
In the next match the Wildcats played tough against River, but couldn’t put them away and ended up falling in two sets 25-22 and 30-28. In the first set, it was back and forth the whole match with River gaining the advantage to grab the win.
The second set was more of the same with River finally getting the win in a thriller. The Wildcats tied the set at 25 on a service point and from there it was back and forth before the Pilots closed it out on a kill for the win Price and J. Arnett led the Wildcats from the service end getting 10 points each while Kelly and Heasley both served up eight points and K. Arnett and Neff each added six points. Neff also finished with 67 sets and 20 kills to go along with two kills and three digs. K. Arnett came up big at the net with 12 huge kills and a dig and J. Arnett added one dig and a kill. Ferrebee continued to impress with five hard kills three digs and two points. Heasley also played strong at the net with six kills and two digs and Price added nine hustle digs and a kill.