WELLSVILLE — A win over one of the top teams in 3A has Wellsville prep volleyball surging.
The Lady Eagles (20-9) capped off Senior Night and Pink Out Night Tuesday with a win over league rival Burlington (27-3) 18-25, 25-22, 25-19. The victory, matched with a sweep of Iola 25-10, 25-11 in the home triangular, bumps WHS’s win streak up to six straight matches.
Seniors recognized included Kyleigh Crist, Raven Loudermill, Dani Martin, Ally Newhouse, Kylee Sanders and Grace Showalter. Showalter finished with 31 total assists and Newhouse had 26 digs. Madie McCoy, junior, led the team with 12 kills, and Jadyn Troutman, sophomore, added nine kills and four service aces.
“Thank you to all of them for everything,” Eric Evans, WHS head volleyball coach, said. “It was also another special night for many other people, as we hosted our annual Pink Out night. Raising awareness and recognizing victims of this horrible disease is the goal, one which was most definitely achieved [Tuesday] night. Thanks to coach Rice and coach Selk for their contributions to this cause.”
The Lady Eagles move up to second place in their sub-state rankings behind Burlington. Wellsville will host 3A sub-state Oct. 20.
The team plays Saturday at the Anderson County Invitational and wraps up up the regular season Tuesday at Santa Fe Trail.
WEST FRANKLIN/CENTRAL HEIGHTS
Due to inclement weather, the West Franklin at Central Heights prep volleyball match scheduled for Tuesday was moved to 5 p.m. today at CHHS, 3521 Ellis Road, Richmond.