January 14, 2014
CCL volleyball: Cincy tightens up grasp of 1st place
The Cincinnatus Central volleyball team secured its hold on first place in the Central Counties League Monday evening with a 25-22, 25-11,25-15 win over host Stockbridge Valley.
The Red Lions are now perfect through six league matches and seven contests overall, while the defending league champion Cougars are in second at 3-3 (4-4 overall).
Visiting Living Word Academy handed McGraw its seventh loss in as many overall matches this season, 25-9,25-20, 25-16.
Cincinnatus 3, Stockbridge Valley 0: Senior middle hitter Kasey Price had 13 kills, an assist, a dig and a block for the winners, while senior setter-outside hitter Mallory Cobb had seven kills, four aces, 14 assists, four digs and a block and senior middle hitter Sydney Burritt six kills, four digs and an assist.
Nicole Jacobs had five digs and a block for the Cougars, while Dani Webb had three aces, three assists and a dig, Emily Laurin three kills, two assists, a block and a dig and Tiffani Jacobs three digs, two blocks, a kill, an ace and an assist.
“We got off to a slow start in the first set and had a lot of trouble passing the ball to our setter,” Cincy coach Macy Cobb said. “We were progressively falling behind and found ourselves trailing 15-8. We worked hard to pull it back together and chipped away at the lead until Mallory came to the line with them leading 22-20.
“She then served the final five points of the set. The first was an ace, followed by a kill by Kasey, an unforced error on the Cougars, and two more kills by Kasey to end the set. The next two sets went much smoother, with no real challenges from Stockbridge Valley.”
The Red Lions host McGraw Thursday, the JV match set for a 5:30 p.m. start.
Living Word Academy 3, McGraw 0: Junior setter Brooke Guernsey led the way for the Eagles with five kills, seven aces and two assists, complemented by sophomore outside hitter Sarah Leach with three kills and seven digs and sophomore right side-outside hitter Taylor Tobias with six digs and an ace.
“We played well for us, but Living Word was able to find the holes on the court,” McGraw coach Kristin Russell said. “Brooke did a great job serving for us and Taylor, Brooke, and Sarah all had great defensive games.”
Chloe Lapsley had six kills, five aces and three digs for Living Word Academy, while Maria Weimar had five kills, three aces and two digs, Tia Gilbert three kills, three aces and two digs and Grace Ariola seven assists and two digs.
The Eagles were to host Blessed Virgin Mary Academy today in a 5:30 p.m. JV start before Thursday’s match at Cincinnatus.
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