PC earns second in OVAC
Paden City’s Lady Wildcat varsity volleyball team has fans sitting on the edge of their seats these days as the team has racked up 25 wins to five losses and came oh-so-close to an OVAC Class A title on Saturday.
Last week in the semi-final OVAC volleyball championships, the ‘Cats played host to the Weirton Madonna Lady Dons at Bob Burton Gymnasium, sending the Blue home with the loss after three exciting sets.
Madonna showed up in Paden City ready to play and though the Lady ‘Cats kept the score close, the visitors took the first set, 25-20. The home team stayed strong and put their dependence on strong team play to take the next two sets in quick fashion, 25-16 and 25-20.
“Both teams played well,” said Paden City head coach, Fred King. “Our girls turned the heat up when they needed to, and we got the win. It was nice to have a good sized home crowd there to support our girls as well.”
Seniors Megan Pierce and Graeson Baker led the way at the serving line for the Green and White with 16 and 14 serving points respectively.
Abbi Still stepped into the spotlight with 16 powerful kills in the game with Cydney Blatt and Haley Hizer totalling 10 apiece. Still also had 12 blocks to lead the defense.
The win over Madonna moved the ladies in Green on to the OVAC championship match at Steubenville High School on Oct. 11.
Going up against Conotton Valley for the title, the Lady ‘Cats put together a fine effort to push the match to five sets before falling to the Lady Rockets 27-25, 6-25, 25-23, 20-25, and 9-15.
Baker served 17 points from the line while Aubrey Neff added 12. Hizer had 18 kills and three blocks; and Still contributed 14 kills and four blocks.
In addition to their OVAC games, Paden City also matched up with River last week, falling to their Ohio opponents in three sets.
The Lady Wildcats played at Clay Battelle on Tuesday and will see action at Tyler Consolidated on Thursday night.