TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Lady Bucs broke into the win column here Monday night with a straight sets triumph over Philippi’s Lady Bulldogs.
They claimed the opening set by a 25-18 count, and finished it off with a 25-19 verdict.
“I am very proud of or JV girls,” remarked varsity coach Sheena Westfall. “Things we worked on in practice really came out in the game.
“Emmalea Lipps has a beautiful serve and she was on point with them. Reagan Mason is a sixth grader who just continues to improve and impress me with each game and each practice. She had two kills for us, as well as helping us out on the defensive end.”
Lipps led the aces parade with five. Sophia Lantz and Riley Vincent racked up thee each, Ava Lantz and Mason each pitched in with two, and Maggie Ketterman and Bailey Radabaugh had one each.
Following Mason in kills were Lipps and Vincent with one apiece.
Ava Lantz had the team’s lone block.
Sophia Lantz paced them in digs with four, with Vincent notching three, Ketterman recording two, and Ava Lantz, Mason and Radabaugh adding one apiece.
“Hopefully the girls saw what they did and continue to do that,” Westfall said. “As long as we are playing our game, getting our serves and attacking the ball, we should be winning.”
The win balanced the Little Lady Bucs at 1-1 going into Tuesday night’s contest with the homestanding Robert L. Bland Lady Patriots. They will venture to Elkins Monday to battle the Lady Green Hornets, and then entertain Belington’s Lady Hawks Tuesday night.
Buckhannon 2 Philippi 0
Aces – Emmalea Lipps 5, Riley Vincent 3, Sophia Lantz 3, Reagan Mason 2, Ava Lantz 2, Bailey Radabaugh 1, Maggiie Ketterman 1.
Kills – Mason 2, Lipps 1, Vincent 1.
Digs – Sophia Lantz 4, Vincent 3, Ketterman 2, Mason 1, Radabaugh 1, Ava Lantz 1.
Assists – Lipps 3.
Blocks – Ava Lantz 1.