3, East Bladen 2
Hill rallied in the final two games to
overcome a 2-1 East Bladen lead and edge the
Lady Eagles 3-2 Tuesday night in Four County
Conference volleyball action by game scores
of 25-20, 22-25, 24-26, 25-12 and 15-5.
Senior Abbey Norris hammered in 4 kills as
the Lady Eagles edged in front early at 4-3.
A Lexie Mendell block captured a service
point for junior Miller Heustess at 5-3. A
Claire Campbell spike and another Norris
kill kept East ahead 7-6, before Wallace
opened up a 17-8 lead with an 11-1 spurt.
Junior Lacey Suggs halted the Lady
Bulldog run with a spike, then blistered an
ace and two more service winners to trim the
margin to 17-12. Norris knocked in 4 more
kills to win a trio of service points for
Heustess and one for Bethany Lesane that
whittled the lead to 20-18. Wallace closed
out the game with a 5-2 run.
drilled in a pair of aces and two more
service points as East jumped in front 5-2
in Game 2. Freshman Hannah DeVane reeled off
5 straight service points aided by a Mendell
spike and a Norris tip as the Lady Eagle
lead grew to 11-3.
A Norris block
and kill kept the margin at 13-5. Campbell
spiked in a winner, Norris tallied 2 service
points, and Mendell scored on a block for a
A Norris kill stopped
an 8-1 Lady Bulldog run, and 2 Suggs’
service points and one from DeVane kept East
ahead at 23-20. Norris pounded in a kill,
and Heustess served out the game to tie the
Norris began Game 3 with
a block and a kill to capture a service
point for Suggs and edge East in front 2-1.
Campbell cracked a winning return, and
Mendell spiked in a winner to keep the Lady
Eagles within 5-4.
Suggs and Norris
tipped in winners to win service points for
Mendell and Campbell and tie the game 7-7.
Suggs rifled an ace off the top of the net,
then belted 2 more service winners and
another ace for an 11-9 East lead.
Norris tapped in a winner, and Mendell
won 2 service points to knot the game 18-18.
Suggs smashed in a pair of kills to win 2
Campbell service points and vault East in
Suggs swatted in a kill
and whistled in an ace for a 22-21 Lady
Eagle lead. Norris delivered a kill, and
Lesane served out the game with a trio of
service points as Norris pushed across a
winner and Mendell took game point with a
Down 2-1 the Lady Bulldogs
started Game 4 with a 12-0 run. Norris
halted the blitz with a trio of kills, and
Suggs and Heustess tallied service points to
close the gap to 13-5. Norris tapped in a
winner, and Suggs knocked down a kill at
15-7, but a 10-5 Wallace run ended the game
and tied the match.
a kill to win the first service point in
Game 5 for Suggs. Suggs pushed across a
winner to keep East even at 2-2. However
Wallace took the match with a 13-3 closing
Suggs fired in 9 aces, 17
service points and 4 kills to lead East.
Norris slammed in 16 kills, an ace, 2
blocks, 5 tips, and 2 back-row attacks.
Heustess racked up 24 assists, 8 service
points and tipped in a winner. Mendell
followed with 3 service points, an ace, 2
assists, 3 kills, and 3 blocks. Devane
tallied 6 service points and an ace.
Lesane finished with 3 service points, and
Campbell added 2 kills and a service point.
Wallace-Rose Hill won the junior
varsity match 2-0 by game scores of 25-5 and
The Lady Eagles will travel
to Union Thursday for a 4:30 match.