WSN volleyball completes perfect week

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 27, 2017

W.S. Neal volleyball had a big week, collecting three wins over Jay High School, Flomaton High School and Escambia County High School.

Monday’s match against Jay was won in four sets, 26-24, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20.

The team was led by four kills from outside hitter Alyssa Askew and five aces from Kayla Ball.

The Tuesday matchup against Flomaton saw the Eagles sweep three sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21.

Serving was strong in this game, as Ball, Aaliyah Askew, Marishia Fraser and Tori Gilliam all collected three aces each.

Neal kept the momentum going on Thursday against Escambia County, again sweeping three straight sets, 25-13, 25-17, 25-23.

Fraser led the team offensively with six kills, while Anijah Stewart stepped up defensively with five digs.

The three straight victories pushed the Eagles over .500, as they now sit at 5-3 on the season. Head coach Megan Donald credited the seniors for the team’s recent turnaround.

“My seniors stepped up and began leading the team,” Donald said. “Their leadership showed in the way we were able to play together and work better as a team. I couldn’t be more proud of the progress we have made and what’s to come.”

Next week, the Eagles host Pleasant Home on Tuesday and travel to T.R. Miller for a cross-town rivalry matchup on Thursday.