PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur volleyball team returned to the court Monday evening after a near four-week lay-off due to Upshur County going orange on the color-coded COVID-19 map.
The Lady Bucs met Philip Barbour and North Marion at a tri-match at Philip Barbour High School.
B-U ran into a buzzsaw with one of the best teams in Class AA in Philip Barbour, dropping a straight sets out by a 2-0 score (25-4, 25-14).
They beat North Marion in a hard-fought three-set match, losing the first set, 25-21, but rebounding to take an extended set two, 28-26, and holding of the Huskies for a 25-17 win in set three.
The action left head coach Ashley Stanton’s team with a 12-5 record.
Against the Colts, the Lady Bucs recorded two aces with Caroline Frye and Meghan Bailey each getting one.
Frye, McKenzie Reynolds and Cadence Ringer each had two kills.
Bailey had a team-high four assists while Reynolds had a team-best seven digs.
Kendal Currence had the lone block of the game.
Against North Marion, the Lady Bucs served up 22 aces with Reynolds collecting eight and Tori Perkins adding seven.
Reynolds had a team-high 14 kills, Bailey a team-best 25 assists and Kendal Currence a team-high 15 digs.
Reynolds had all three of the Lady Buc blocks.
The Lady Bucs were scheduled to play Lewis County on the road Tuesday and host a tri-match with Elkins and Robert C. Byrd Wednesday.
They will close out their regular season today hosting Gilmer County.
Philip Barbour 2 B-U 0
Aces – Caroline Frye 1, Meghan Bailey 1.
Kills – Caroline Frye 2, McKenzie Reynolds 2, Cadence Ringer 2, Kendal Currence 1.
Assists – Meghan Bailey 4, McKenzie Reynolds 1, Kaitlyn Shannon 1.
Digs – McKenzie Reynolds 7, Caroline Frye 5, Kendal Currence 4, Tori Perkins 3, Kaitlyn Shannon 3, Meghan Bailey 2, Cadence Ringer 2.
Blocks – Kendal Currence 1.
B-U 2 North Marion 1
(21-25, 28-26, 25-17)
Aces – McKenzie Reynolds 8, Tori Perkins 7, Meghan Bailey 2, Kaitlyn Shannon 2, Caroline Frye 1, Cadence Ringer, Kendal Currence 1
Kills – McKenzie Reynolds 14, Kendal Currence 8, Caroline Frye 4, Cadence Ringer 2, Tori Perkins 1, Kaitlyn Shannon 1.
Assists – Meghan Bailey 25, McKenzie Reynolds 1, Tori Perkins 1, Kendall Currence 1.
Digs – Kendal Currence 15, McKenzie Reynolds 10, Caroline Frye 8, Cadence Ringer 8, Tori Perkins 7, Kaitlyn Shannon 4, Meghan Bailey 1.
Blocks – McKenzie Reynolds 3.