Wildcats win over ‘Dogs, Riders and Cadets
Not backing down from any challenges that may come their way, the Paden City High School volleyball team is hard-charging their way through the 2014 schedule. Last week, the Lady Wildcat volleyball team faced off with five teams and came out the winner four times and have more than senior players stepping up to make a difference.
On Sept. 22 the team traveled to Bridgeport to take on the Bulldogs. PC won three of four sets, 25-18, 15-25, 25-23, and 25-15 to give them the match over the Lady Bulldogs.
Senior Graeson Baker worked a good game from the serving line, serving 24 points (three aces). She also had two kills, set the ball 36 times, was credited with seven assists, and had three digs. Taylor Cosper scored three points (two aces), had two kills, and 23 digs; Megan Pierce, 15 points (five aces), eight kills, two blocks, and a dig; Aubrey Neff scored 13 points, had three kills, set the ball 155 times, 36 assists, and had three digs; Haley Hizer, 14 points (one ace), 18 kills, and two blocks; Abbi Still, nine points, 11 kills, six blocks, and six digs; Dezirae Middleton, four digs; Kallie Arnett, two kills; and Cydney Blatt contributed seven kills.
On Sept. 23 vs. Wheeling Central, the Lady ‘Cats defeated the Lady Maroon Knights in two sets, 25-13 and 25-12 to take the win.
Hizer had a good game at the serving line, adding 17 points (five aces) to the Paden City total. She also was credited with eight kills and two blocks. Baker scored 12 points (one ace), had one kill and four digs; Pierce, eight points (one ace), four kills, four blocks, and a dig; Neff served seven points (one ace), had 53 sets and 17 assists; Still, three points, 13 kills, two blocks, and two digs; Cosper, three points, six digs; Middleton, one dig; Madison Kelly had one dig; and Blatt, one kill.
Versus Weirton Madonna, the Lady ‘Cats fell to the Lady Dons in two, 17-25 and 24-26.
Pierce scored 10 points (two aces) in the effort. She also had two kills in the match. Baker scored seven points (one ace) and three digs; Neff, seven points (one ace), two kills, 56 sets, 11 assists, and two digs; Hizer, six points (one ace), six kills; Still, five points, six kills, four blocks, and two digs; Cosper, six points, seven digs; Middleton, one kill, one dig; and Blatt, five kills, two blocks.
Paden City got the win easily in two sets over Linsly, 25-19 and 25-21 on Sept. 25.
At the serving line, Megan Pierce was on target serving up 18 points. She also contributed two kills, had two blocks, and a dig. Hizer served eight points (one ace) and had four kills. Baker added eight points (one ace) and had seven digs; Still, six points (one ace), 16 kills, two blocks, and a dig; Neff, five points, two kills, 84 sets, 22 assists, three digs; Cosper, five points, one kill, six digs; Middleton, one kill, one dig; Arnett, one kill, one dig; and Blatt spiked four kills.
The Ladies in Green and White handed the defeat to Toronto also on Sept. 25 in two sets, 25-23 and 25-12.
In the game, Cosper led the way on the scoreboard, serving 11 points, getting three kills and seven digs; Hizer came through with 10 points (one ace), eight kills, eight blocks; Pierce served seven points, had 10 kills, two blocks and one dig; Baker added eight points (one ace)and had one dig; Still, seven points, nine kills, six blocks and two digs; Neff, six points, one kill, 72 good sets, 19 assists, and two digs; Middleton, one dig; and Blatt, three kills and one dig.
The Wildcats played at home on Monday and Tuesday and will travel to Hundred on Oct. 2 for a 7:30 p.m. game. On Oct. 6 the team will host Beallsville at 6 p.m. and then hit the road for several away games.