TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs hosted a tri-match on Wednesday with Belington and Elkins. B-UMS fought for a win, but just couldn’t pull it off. They won the second set against Belington and the second set against Elkins, but B-U dropped both matches with a final score of 2-1.
“We did not play our best volleyball, but the girls did not give up either. Again, being off a few days did not go in our favor. Mason, Lantz, Pastorius, and Hamer did all they could do on the defensive end for us,” noted Coach Sheena Westfall.
“Coming off the Belington game, it seemed as though some adjustments needed to be made to see if we could get a fire under the girls. Again, we just could not pull ourselves out of the slump,” Coach Westfall observed. Reagan Mason and Bailey Radabaugh led with 16 digs each, while Rebecca Pastorius contributed 13, Sophie Lantz had 11, Avery Hamer added 10, Makenzie Egress recorded 2, and Jayla Westfall had 1. Egress and Westfall were the only two with assists for a total of 11.
The Little Lady Bucs came up in the second set against Elkins with a score of 25-23, but still took the loss for the match as a whole. Mason and Lantz contributed with 17 digs each, while Hamer added 15, Pastorius had 14, Radabaugh with 13, Alivia Cogar contributed 9, and Makenzie Egress added 3. Coach Westfall said this game was a night of struggles, but the girls were resilient and with full confidence, believes things will move forward to finish with a strong season.
Belington Middle School 2
(25-20, 23-25, 27-25)
Aces – Makenzie Egress 4, Sophie Lantz 4, Reagan Mason 3, Rebecca Pastorius 3, Avery Hamer 2
Assists – Makenzie Egress 9, Jayla Westfall 2
Kills – Bailey Radabaugh 6, Rebecca Pastorius 3, Sophie Lantz 2, Makenzie Egress 1
Digs – Mason 16, B. Radabaugh 16, Pastorius 13, Lantz 11, Hamer 10, Egress 2, Westfall 1.
Elkins Middle School 2
(25-14, 22-25, 25-15)
Aces – Egress 7, Lantz 3, Alivia Cogar 1
Assists – Westfall 3, Egress 3
Kills – B. Radabaugh 2, Lantz 2, Hamer 1, Pastorius 1
Digs – Mason 17, Lantz 17, Hamer 15, Pastorius 14, B. Radabaugh 13, Cogar 9, Egress 3