The Manchester Lady Squire volleyball team hosted Oak Hill Monday and although they were not clicking on all cylinders defeated the Lady Eagles 25-19, 25-16, 22-25, 25-11.
After the first game was tied 5 times early, the Lady Squires started to pull away behind Tiffany Clark and Sydney Snep, stretching the lead to 16-9. However, Manchester kept shooting themselves in the foot and leaving Oak Hill some hope. Of the 19 points scored by Oak Hill, 14 of them were on Squires errors. Two of the final four points scored were on Natalee Cain kills and the Squires escaped 25-19.
In game two with the Lady Squires leading 5-4, Bekah Brunn had a block for a kill, followed by 5 straight Tiffany Clark aces to put Manchester up 11-5. Back came a few mistakes and Oak Hill was back in the game at 11-8. Manchester stretched the lead to 15-8 on a Cain kill and a tip from Malysaa Bedke. Manchester would hold the lead at 8 until Oak Hill cut it to 21-16. Manchester would end the game with a 4-0 run, aided by an ace from Meika Kennedy to win 25-16.
Sometimes you just have an off night and luckily the Squires had managed to win the first two games not playing like the Squires can. Game three was not a Squire game. 19 of Oak Hill’s 25 points were scored on Manchester errors, losing game three 22-25. Tiffany Clark had four kills in the game and Natalee Cain had two.
The Lady Squires spark showed up in game four, ignited by Bekah Brunn. Manchester went up quick 5-1 on three Brunn kills. After a Clark kill, an ace from Bedke and then a block from Brunn the Lady Squires led 10-2. The Squires would use three short runs to widen the gap. At 13-7 they went on a 4-0 run. At 17-8 they went on a 3-0 run and at 21-9 a 3-0 run. The Squires won game four 25-11 and the match 3-1.
Clark : 12 kills, 7 aces, 12 digs, 1 block
Cain : 7 kills, 2 aces, 4 digs
Snep : 4 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs, 3 blocks
Brunn : 4 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks
Bedke : 3 kills, 25 assist, 12 digs, 1 block
Brewer : 3 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig, 1 block
Kennedy : 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 aces, 26 digs
Watson : 17 digs
Metzger : 3 digs
Peden : 1 dig