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Lady Eagles Volleyball Team Captures Two Conference Wins

Pushing Against The Panthers…  Lady Eagle middle hitter J’Lee Jones (18) attacks at the net during the first set of Holden’s 3-1 road win over Knob Noster on Tuesday, September 20. Photo by Steve Edwards

The Holden volleyball team recorded a 3-1 road win over conference opponent Knob Noster on Tuesday, September 20.

The Lady Eagles pushed for a 26-24 win in the first set, and took the second set by the score of 25-20. After dropping the third set, Holden captured the match by winning the fourth set by the score of 25-18.

“Knob Noster was a well-rounded opponent,” said Holden volleyball head coach Tori Florence. “The team mainly focused on passing to allow our hitters an opportunity to get attacks. Alex West had two blocks that were exciting for the team, as well as her and Jaci Gower having three aces.

“We executed in putting the ball down with tips and kills. It was an exciting game to be a part of, and I look forward to seeing how we play against them later on.”

Versus Knob Noster, Jaci Gower had a team-high 25 digs, and led Holden in kills with 8, to go with her 3 aces. Tristyn Powell had a team-high 9 assists. West and J’Lee Jones each totaled 7 kills.

On Thursday, Holden hosted Lexington with the Lady Eagles taking a 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-15) conference win.

“We came out playing slow, but then once we got into the groove, we were able to execute some really nice plays,” said coach Florence. “Izzy Guinn had a great defensive game, leading with 13 digs.”

Versus Lexington, Gracie Carver had a team-high 9 kills. Jaci Gower totaled 7 kills. Tristyn Powell and J’Lee Jones each had 6 kills. Gower had a team-high 5 aces. Alex West had 4 aces, Carver had 3, Powell had 2, and Cami Agee had 1. West and Gower each had 12 digs. Powell totaled 17 assists. Agee had 13 assists.

After last week’s two conference wins, the Holden volleyball team held an overall record of 6-2, and stood at 3-0 in MRVC-East play.

Conference Win Streak Note…The Holden volleyball team’s win over Lexington last week gave the Lady Eagles their 22nd consecutive MRVC-East win in regular season matches.

Results from Holden’s home match against conference opponent Higginsville were not available at press time.

This Thursday, September 29, the Lady Eagles volleyball team travels to Richmond for a conference match-up. The JV match starts at 5 p.m., and is followed by the varsity contest.

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