Little Lady Buc volleyball team starts season with a pair of wins over Lincoln and Elkins


TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School volleyball Little Lady Bucs opened their season last week with a pair of victories over Lincoln and Elkins.

The Little Lady Bucs swept Lincoln by 25-15 and 25-22 scores and then had to go three sets to beat Elkins.

They took the first set by a 25-17 score but dropped the second set by a 25-23 score. They rebounded to take the final set easily by a 25-8 score.

The Little Lady Bucs almost scored half their points via the ace as they recorded 22 against Lincoln.

Emmalea Lipps led the squad in aces with seven while Ella McNeish, Riley Vincent and Ella Jeran each had four.

Alyssa Abel led the team in kills with four, McNeish had a team-best eight assists and Jeran had a team-high nine digs.

The Little Lady Bucs recorded 24 aces against Elkins in the three set win with Abel collecting nine.

Abel led the team in kills with 10, McNeish paced the team in assists with 11 and Ava Lantz had a game-high 23 digs.

The Little Lady Bucs (2-0) were slated to visit Washington Irving last Thursday and play Philippi and Bridgeport this week.

They will return to action Monday when they host Robert L. Bland.

The boxscores:

B-UMS 2                             Lincoln 0

(25-15, 25-22)

Buckhannon-Upshur statistics

Aces – Emmalea Lipps 7, Ella McNeish 4, Riley Vincent 4, Ella Jeran 4, Quinn Burnside 2, Ava Lantz 1.

Kills – Alyssa Abel 4, Ella Jeran 2, Emmalea Lipps 2, Ella McNeish 2, Riley Vincent 1.

Assists – Ella McNeish 8, Emmalea Lipps 1.

Digs – Ella Jeran 9, Alyssa Abel 4, Emmalea Lipps 4, Sophie Lantz 2, Riley Vincent 2, Quinn Burnside 1, Ava Lantz 1, Bailey Radabaugh 1.

Blocks – None

B-UMS 2                               Elkins 1

(25-17, 23-25, 25-8)

Buckhannon-Upshur statistics

Aces – Alyssa Abel 9, Ava Lantz 5, Ella Jeran 4, Ella McNeish 3; Riley Vincent 3.

Kills – Alyssa Abel 10, Riley Vincent 4, Ella McNeish 3, Ella Jeran 2, Emmalea Lipps 1.

Assists – Ella McNeish 11, Emmalea Lipps 5, Alyssa Abel 1, Ava Lantz 1, Riley Vincent 1.

Digs – Ava Lantz 23, Emmalea Lipps 8, Quinn Burnside 7, Alyssa Abel 6, Ella McNeish 6, Ella Jeran 4, Riley Vincent 4, Rylee Carr 1.

Blocks – None.

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