WSN volleyball wins on senior night
Published 10:05 am Wednesday, October 5, 2011
On senior night in East Brewton Tuesday, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagle volleyball team picked up an area win over Thomasville.
The Lady Eagles won 3-1 over the visiting Lady Tigers to improve their overall record to 7-11 and finish their area schedule with a 3-2 record.
Also on Tuesday, the JV Lady Eagles won 2-0 over Thomasville to finish their record with a 4-6 record.
WSN JV 2, Thomasville 0
In JV action Tuesday, W.S. Neal won 2-0 winning set one 25-20 and set two 25-6.
In set one for the Lady Eagles, Ashley Fleming led with six service points and one ace and Tiffany Sawyer added five points and one kill.
Tykeria Nolan had five points, one ace and one kill in the win and Cheyenne Jackson added two kills in the win.
In set two, Fleming had six straight service points and one ace and Sawyer had nine straight service points and four aces.
Jasmine Crook had three service points in the win and one kill and Katelyn Millican chipped in one service point.
WSN varsity 3, Thomasville 1
In the varsity match following the JV match, W.S. Neal defeated Thomasville 3-1.
The Lady Eagles won set one 25-17 and set two 25-15. In set three, Thomasville pulled out a 25-22 win over the Eagles. In set four, W.S. Neal ended the game with a 25-18 win.
Lauren Boatwright had 15 total service points in the win with seven in the first set, one in the second, five in the third and two in the four.
Kaitlin Hadaway added 11 points with two coming in the first, five in the second and two each in the third and four sets.
Ashlyn Lambeth had 14 combined service points in the four matches with two in the first set, five in the second and seven points in the fourth. Kendal Clayton had seven points in the match with one in the first set and three each in the second and third.
Paige Grantham had seven combined points with three in the first set, one each in the second and third and two in the fourth set.
Gracee Dixon added three points with one in the first set and two in the fourth.
“Tonight was a big win for us against an area opponent,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Jeff Haney said. “This win ensures that we are the number two seed in the area tournament next Tuesday. I am extremely proud of the way the girls played. We played with a lot of enthusiasm and did a great job controlling the ball. We lost the third set because we got a little complacent. That is something that got us beat earlier in the season, but we were able to pick up the intensity and finish the job in this match.”
Haney also said the win was night considering it was senior night for his Lady Eagles. “Our two seniors, Lauren Boatwright and Paige Grantham, did a great job leading the team on the floor,” Haney said. “They are both integral parts of our team and will leave a void that will be difficult to fill next season. The team and I are excited about the next week and we can’t wait to be back on the court.”