Volleyball Lady Bucs roll past Brooke and Preston in home opener

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Kendal Currence (20) prepares to set up teammate Meghan Bailey (10) during their outing with Brooke Tuesday evening at the high school. The Lady Bucs beat Brooke, 25-21 and 25-8, and swept Preston in straight sets to win the tri-match and improve their record to 3-1.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur volleyball Lady Bucs made the most of their home opener this past Tuesday in a tri-match with Brooke and Preston.

The Lady Bucs came out of the evening unscathed as they defeated both teams by 2-0 scores.

Against Brooke, they held on for a 25-21 set one victory and then cruised in the second set by a 25-8 score.

The Lady Bucs had little issue putting away Preston as they took set one by a 25-9 score and set two by a 25-11 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur served up five aces against Brooke with McKenzie Reynolds leading the way with two.

Caroline Frye and Kendal Currence each paced the team with five kills while Meghan Bailey led them in assists with 15.

Reynolds had 15 digs while Caroline Frye had 10 with Currence leading the team in blocks with four.

The Lady Bucs had 11 aces in the win against Preston with Cadence Ringer and Currence each serving up three.

Reynolds had a team-high five kills, Bailey had a team-best nine assists and Frye and Bailey led the team in digs with two apiece.

“It was great to see the girls work together for these two wins,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Ashley Stanton. “Reynolds and Currence were vital front row players in these two games leading in kills and blocks.”

During the contests, the Lady Bucs recognized their lone senior on the team, middle hitter McKenzie Reynolds, during a Senior Night ceremony.

“I have had the honor and privilege of coaching Reynolds for five years,” noted Stanton. “It has been wonderful to see her grow not only as an athlete, but as a person. She has a great heart and passion for the game and it shows on the court. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

The pair of wins improved the Lady Bucs to 3-1.

They were slated to play Thursday in a tri-match at North Marion with North Marion and Preston.

They will return to action Tuesday hosting Grafton and Bridgeport at 5:30 p.m. and then visit Liberty Thursday for a 6 p.m. outing.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon-Upshur 2      Brooke 0

(25-21, 25-8)

Buckhannon-Upshur statistics

Aces – McKenzie Reynolds 2, Meghan Bailey 1, Cadence Ringer 1, Tori Perkins 1.

Kills – Caroline Frye 5, Kendal Currence 5, McKenzie Reynolds 4, Cadence Ringer 1, Tori Perkins 1.

Assists – Meghan Bailey 15, Kendal Currence 1.

Digs – McKenzie Reynolds 15, Caroline Frye 10, Meghan Bailey 5, Cadence Ringer 5, Tori Perkins 5, Allie Claypoole 4, Kendal Currence 2, Kaitlyn Shannon 2.

Blocks – Kendal Currence 4, McKenzie Reynolds 1.

Buckhannon-Upshur 2      Preston 0

(25-9, 25-11)

Buckhannon-Upshur statistics

Aces – Cadence Ringer 3, Kendal Currence 3, Caroline Frye 1, Meghan Bailey 1, McKenzie Reynolds 1, Tori Perkins 1, Allie Claypoole 1.

Kills – McKenzie Reynolds 5, Kaitlyn Shannon 2, Caroline Frye 1, Meghan Bailey 1, Cadence Reger 1, Tori Perkins 1, Kendal Currence 1.

Assists – Meghan Bailey 9, McKenzie Reynolds 1.

Digs – Caroline Frye 2, Meghan Bailey 2, McKenzie Reynolds 1, Kendal Currence 1.

Blocks – None.

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