The Southwood volleyball team ran into a very good Maconaquah team Tuesday, falling to the Braves 15-25, 20-25, 21-25.
Maconaquah would jump out to an early 11-4 lead in game one off kills and aces from Emily Bowyer and Olivia Smith before the Knights would respond. Kills from Erin McGouldrick and Alissa Pershing guided Southwood to a 5-2 run to cut the deficit to 13-9. The Braves would answer with a 6-0 run aided by kills from Bowyer and Smith to lead 19-9 before going on to win game one 25-15.
Southwood grabbed the early lead in game two, getting kills from Erin Lehner, Pershing and McGouldrick before the Braves went running once more. With Southwood up 6-5 the Braves would take advantage of Knights mistakes plus got kills from Lilly Maple and Smith to out score the Knights 9-1 and take a 14-7 lead. The Braves would continue to hold a six to eight point lead until 24-17 when the Knights made things interesting. Lehner would knock home a kill that started a three point run to cut the deficit to 24-20 before Bowyer ended the game with a kill. Maconaquah led 2-0.
The Braves looked as though they were going to run away with game three, jumping out to a 7-2 lead and building the lead to 17-9. At 21-12 the Knights found one more surge. Pershing would record a kill that started a 9-1 run and cut the Maconaquah lead to 22-21. Two Southwood errors and a kill from Maple gave the Braves the game three win 25-21.
Aslhley Smith: 4 Service Points; 8 Assists; 13 Digs
Makenna Pace: 4 Service Points; 5 Digs
Alissa Pershing: 6 Service Points; 2 Aces; 8 Kills; 1 Assist; 7 Digs
Reese Shepherd: 1 Assist; 5 Digs
Erin Lehner: 3 Service Points; 1 Ace; 2 Kills; 5 Digs
Erin McGouldrick: 8 Kills; 1 Dig
Marissa Metzger: 2 Service Points; 2 Kills; 6 Digs
Natalie Haycraft: 1 Assist; 1 Dig
Maggie Ball: 1 Kill; 2 Blocks
Kayla Mays: 1 Kill; 1 Block
Allison Steele: 4 Service Points; 1 Ace; 6 Assists; 4 Digs
The Southwood junior varsity defeated Maconaquah 25-21, 25-19
Rylee Barney: 2 Service Points; 1 Ace; 3 Kills; 1 Dig
Madison Johnson: 5 Service Points; 1 Kill; 2 Digs
Kylie Ray: 7 Service Points; 5 Aces; 11 Assists; 1 Kill; 1 Dig
Trista Roser: 5 Service Points; 1 Ace; 4 Kills; 5 Digs
Natalie Haycraft: 4 Service Points; 4 Kills; 5 Digs
Mya Denney: 3 Service Points; 2 Aces
MaKenna Proffitt: 1 Service Point; 3 Kills
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