Lady Bucs host 4th Annual Buckhannon Spooktacular Volleyball Tournament

Kendal Currence (#20) spikes the ball over the net for the Lady Bucs. Photo by Holly Currance.

TENNERTON — Six junior varsity teams from around the state kicked off the 4th Annual Buckhannon Spooktacular Volleyball Tournament Friday night. Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Berkeley Springs, Lewis County, Pendleton County, Philip Barbour, and South Charleston battled it out in tournament play, with Phillip Barbour’s junior varsity team taking home bragging rights, beating out Pendleton County in the final. 

Saturday featured plenty of varsity volley competition with the following 10 squads participating: B-UHS, Hampshire County, John Marshall, Lewis County, Liberty, Notre Dame, Pendleton County, Petersburg, Robert C. Byrd, and Shady Spring. 

The Lady Bucs started pool play with a matchup against Liberty. Liberty proved to be evenly matched with the Lady Bucs, as each team won one set a piece. The Lady Bucs set the tone with a first set victory, 25-21. Liberty responded with a 25-22 win in the second set. The Lady Bucs then convincingly swept Petersburg in straight sets, 25-10 and 25-6. 

After a dominating performance against Petersburg, the Lady Bucs played their last leg of pool play against Notre Dame. The Lady Bucs beat Notre Dame 25-17 in a competitive first set, then proceeded to overwhelm Notre Dame in the second set, 25-6.

Six of the 10 teams advanced out of group play into tournament play. The Lady Bucs found themselves matched up against Robert C. Byrd in the first round of tournament play. The Lady Bucs narrowly dropped the first set, 21-25. The Lady Bucs weekend came to an end with a hotly contested second set loss, 25-27. 

The tournament concluded with a Shady Spring and Robert C. Byrd showdown in the championship match. Shady Spring beat out Robert C. Byrd in the final to be crowned champion of the 4th Annual Buckhannon Spooktacular Volleyball Tournament.

Statistics by game:

B-U vs. Liberty

Aces – Kloey Chapmen 1; Meghan Bailey 1; Shelby McDaniels 3

Kills – Alyssa Abel 3; Meghan Bailey 1; Kloey Chapmen 1; Kendal Currence 2; Caroline Frye 2; Shelby McDaniels 3; Candence Ringer 6

Assists – Meghan Bailey 14; Caroline Frye 1; Shelby McDaniels 1; Tori Perkins 1

Blocks – Kendal Currence 4; Shelby McDaniels 1

Digs – Alyssa Abel 2; Meghan Bailey 4; Kendal Currence 4; Caroline Frye 17; Shelby McDaniels 9; Tori Perkins 10; Candence Ringer 8

B-U vs. Petersburg

Aces –Meghan Bailey 2; Kendal Currence 2; Shelby McDaniels 4; Cadence Ringer 1

Kills – Alyssa Abel 2; Kloey Chapmen 2; Kendal Currence 7; Caroline Frye 2; Shelby McDaniels 4; Tori Perkins 1; Candence Ringer 4

Assists – Meghan Bailey 18; Kloey Chapman 1; Kendal Currence 1; Caroline Frye 1; Shelby McDaniels 1; Tori Perkins 1

Blocks – Kendal Currence 3

Digs – Meghan Bailey 4; Kendal Currence 2; Caroline Frye 6; Shelby McDaniels 10; Tori Perkins 1; Candence Ringer 5

B-U vs. Notre Dame

Aces – Alyssa Abel 2; Meghan Bailey 5; Kendal Currence 4; Caroline Frye 1; Shelby McDaniels 2; Cadence Ringer 6

Kills – Alyssa Abel 1; Kendal Currence 6; Caroline Frye 5; Shelby McDaniels 2; Tori Perkins 4; Candence Ringer 1

Assists – Alyssa Abel 2; Meghan Bailey 15; Shelby McDaniels 2

Blocks – 0

Digs – Meghan Bailey 2; Kendal Currence 4; Caroline Frye 3; Shelby McDaniels 4; Tori Perkins 8; Candence Ringer 1

B-U vs. Robert C. Byrd

Aces – Kendal Currence 1; Kendal Currence 1; Caroline Frye 1; Shelby McDaniels 1; Cadence Ringer 1

Kills – Alyssa Abel 2; Meghan Bailey 1; Kloey Chapmen 2; Kendal Currence 4; Caroline Frye 3; Shelby McDaniels 2; Candence Ringer 1

Assists – Meghan Bailey 10; Kendal Currence 3; Shelby McDaniels 2

Blocks – Alyssa Abel 2; Kloey Chapman 1, Kendal Currence 3

Digs – Meghan Bailey 10; Kloey Chapman 3; Kendal Currence 8; Caroline Frye 15; Shelby McDaniels 6; Tori Perkins 16; Candence Ringer 4

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