Wildcats Victorious In Tri-Match
Paden City kept up their winning ways Sept. 13 at Pine Grove in a tri-match with the Valley Lumberjills and the fighting Irish of Clarksburg Notre Dame. In their first match with Notre Dame, the Wildcats disposed of the Irish with a two set win, 25-17 and 25-16.
The Wildcats took control of the match with the score tied 4-4. Paden City rattled off five straight points and then outscored the Irish, 17-13, the rest of the way to get the first set. In set two, Paden City never gave up the lead and at one point led, 15-4, before getting the win, 25-16.
Leading the Wildcats in the match was Abbe Stackpole who served up 11 points, including an ace and six digs. Mallory Yeater filled the stat sheet with 11 assists, 38 sets, four points, three aces, three kills and two digs. Maggi Still added 11 assists on 41 sets, while getting three kills, a point on an ace.
Hope Weber knocked down six kills, had five points and two aces, plus two digs. Cora Anderson, who has been stepping up her play, had a good match with six points, including two aces, five kills, three digs, and one assist. Madi Kline added five kills, three blocks and two points, plus a dig. Brandis Dalrymple finished with one kill.
In the two-set win against Valley, 25-16 and 25-18, Anderson again came up big for the Wildcats with 15 service points, which included three aces. She also added five digs and a kill. Yeater continued her steady play as she dished out 10 assists on 35 sets; she scored six points on six aces, had seven digs, two kills and one block. Weber got seven kills, four digs, a block and a service point. Stackpole added six digs, three points with an ace, and Kelsey Michael recorded a dig. Still ended with five assists, 23 sets, two digs and a kill. Kline got three kills and two points, and Dalrymple added a kill.
Wildcats Overcome Beallsville On Heroes Night
Wednesday was a special night at Paden City High School as the Paden City American Legion Post #86 Womens Auxiliary used the Wildcats’ home volleyball game to recognize first responders for their service to their communities and country, following the remembrance of 9-11. Several military, law enforcement, and fire fighting personnel were in attendance for the event. The high school volleyball team, with the assistance of Paden City Assistant Fire Chief Charles Racer, unfolded the American flag, and the Paden City High School marching band performed the National Anthem.
The Wildcats then proceeded to eliminate the Beallsville Blue Devils in straight sets for the volleyball win.
Paden City took the early lead and never looked back during the Sept. 12 match-up with the Beallsville Blue Devils. The Wildcats scored the first 11 points to get the straight set victory, 25-10, 25-17 and 25-16, over the visitors.
Cora Anderson scored 10 of those points from behind the service line to help the Wildcats take the early advantage.
“That strong start was very important for us,” Paden City coach Jennifer Yeater said. “That helped to set the tone and the mood for the evening.
We just focused on keeping our serves in and our hits down. Those strong serves got us off to a good start.”
Following the quick 11-0 start for Paden City, the Blue Devils cut the score to 13-6, but that was as close as they would get in the first stanza.
“We’ve started slow all season,” Beallsville coach Jeff Fluharty said. “It’s killed us every game. Paden City moved really well on the floor, and when something bad happened, they rallied around each other, and our team didn’t.”
Beallsville’s only lead of the night came early in the second set as it grabbed a 1-0 edge, but Paden City responded with the next point.
In a 6-6 deadlock, the Wildcats took the next point to secure a 7-6 lead, and Maggi Still kept it that way by reeling off four consecutive points to give her teammates an 11-6 cushion.
Beallsville looked much stronger in the final two sets as Olivia Muncy kept her team’s hopes alive with a pair of aces that cut the deficit to 13-12.
“Our hitting was a little better in the last two sets,” Fluharty said. “We were a little more aggressive, and in this sport, that’s what you have to be.”
Despite the push toward the lead, Paden City kept control of the match and the lead. Eventually, Hope Weber generated the final five points of the set to put the Wildcats up 2-0, heading into the third frame.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 7-2 lead, and the Blue Devils never got within four points as the hosts finished as strong as they started.
Still led Paden City with 11 points, nine assists, seven kills and six aces, while Weber supplied 11 digs, seven kills and six points; Anderson charted 12 points, seven aces and five digs.
Mallory Yeater dished out 18 assists, 47 sets, and seven points. Abbe Stackpole collected 11 digs, and Madi Kline added five kills in the victory.
The win raised the Wildcats’ record to 4-1 on the season
Wildcats Win One, Drop One
Paden City took to the road on Tuesday night, Sept. 11, for a tri-match with Cameron and Morgantown Trinity. In the three team match, the Wildcats knocked down home-standing Cameron, taking two out of three sets, 25-16, 23-25 and 25-8.
The young Wildcats got another good match from sophomore Hope Weber who finished the match with eight points, nine kills, one block, eight digs and one assist. Sophomore partner Mallory Yeater added to her season set total by getting 17 assists on 49 sets; she also added six kills, four points, two digs and one block.
The Wildcats, who are loaded with sophomores, got a good effort from Maggi Still as she knocked down five kills, added 12 assists on 33 sets, and scored one service point. Freshman Madi Kline served up 10 points and added five kills, two blocks and one dig. Junior Cora Anderson scored eight points, had 10 digs and three kills, while Abbe Stackpole got 14 digs, six points, and one assist. Brandis Dalrymple had three kills and a block, and Savannah Price added four digs.
In the match with Trinity, the Wildcats off their game a little and dropped the match in two sets, 25-19 and 25-23. Yeater led the way with five kills, 10 assists, 39 sets, and four digs. Weber scored six points, had four kills, one block, two assists and nine digs. Dalrymple, just a freshman, came through with seven kills and two blocks, while Still added four points, two kills and 12 assists on 33 sets. Kline added six points, three kills and a dig. Stackpole got 12 digs, and Anderson ended with one point, three kills, and two digs.