Area prep volleyball teams play



August 31, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Uniontown High’s Eagles split matches on the road Tuesday at Erie. The Eagles defeated host Erie 25-22, 25-21 then dropped a 25-22, 25-20 decision to Girard.
The Eagles were led by Hannah Travis with eight service points and one kill against Erie. Lauren Rockhold served up seven points and had four set assists.
At the net Hope Jurgensen and Hayden Rathbun each had three kills and Ashley Nietfeld had one kill. Tayler Shook had four set assists.
In the Girard match, Travis served seven points and had three kills. Nietfeld had three kills and Rathbun had two kills. Shook put up seven set assists.
In junior varsity action Uniontown beat Erie 25-14, 19-25, 15-11 with Mandie Ridge serving 15 points and Lakyn Coyan with nine service points. Girard beat Uniontown 25-22, 23-25, 15-13. Tyeesha Perry served nine points and Britney Stokes served seven points.
“We struggled in the varsity matches with our passing. Our setters did a great job converting passes for our hitters but we put them in some tough situations,” said Jackie Hall, Uniontown head coach.
Hall said serving was also an issue at critical times in the close matches. “In rally scoring, you just can’t give up the serve.”
Yates Center High’s Wildcats opened their 2011 season with a 2-1 count at Moran. Yates Center beat host Marmaton Valley 25-15, 25-18 and got past Crest 25-14, 22-25, 25-17.
Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats netted a 25-21, 25-20 win over Crest High’s Lady Lancers. They lost 25-18, 25-15 to Madison.
“The girls never gave up even against a much bigger and stronger Madison team,” said Lindsay Ermel, MVHS head coach.
 “The girls played aggressive at the net as well as on defense. We made sure Madison earned all their points.”
In junior varsity play, Marmaton Valley beat Crest 25-20, 25-27, 15-7 and lost 25-19, 25-21 to Yates Center.
No individual statistics from Yates Center or Marmaton Valley nor a report from Crest were available by press time.

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