Williamstown’s Peyton Woodard is ready to save a ball throughout hosts Yellowjackets’ four-set win in opposition to Richie County on Thursday night. (Picture by J.W. Bennett)

WILLIAMSTOWN – The second assembly of the season for Little Kanaha Convention North division rivals Richie County and Williamstown went to host Yellowjackets right here on Thursday night as head coach Rachel Cole’s staff went down after a 25-22, 25-18, 26- 17-2 Received higher. 28 and 26–24 victories in opposition to the rebels.

Head man Matt Carpenter’s rebels earlier this season, who will lead a 12-2 mark within the quad at 10 a.m. Saturday at Philip Barbour with Magnolia and the College, have been swept away by WHS.

A yr earlier, the Rebels completed because the Yellowjackets’ Class A state runner-up, led by Rhea Sprouse’s double-double of 15 kills and 10 blocks.

Senior Rebekah Rebekah Rupert, a two-time LKC Participant of the 12 months, nonetheless hasn’t been cleared for entrance row obligation for RCHS, including Mackie Eire (seven kills) again into the fold on Thursday for the primary time since damage . The Rebels are additionally with out hitter Sidney Kopsina in the mean time.

“I used to be happy with how my women fought all night time in opposition to an excellent Williamstown staff,” Accepted coach Carpenter, who acquired match-high 19 kills from Emily Griffin and Jesse Grey, whereas Andrea Davis added a quartet of down spikes and Abby Nichols added match-high 43 assists. “I spotted that after having the ability to drop the primary two units and win the third, we actually patted our backs on the wall and missed just a few alternatives down the stretch in that fourth set.

“Give it to Williamstown. He made an excellent comeback within the fourth. The season is early now. We’re not going to do something however do higher the remainder of the season. It was a tricky combating sport all night time. I am positive publish season’s No staff can be a stranger till it arrives.”

WHS Libero Kamrin Haynes, who had 15 digs and 4 aces, served one among them for set level within the opener. A Sprouse block on Grey ended set two with Georgie Inman on the service line as WHS appeared for a sweep.

In set three, the Rebels went 11–9, with Killa Freemier Grey blocking Becca Shamblin, who was enjoying with an ankle damage. The Jackets had a 24-23 lead and match level, however the dying of a Griffin turned the tide. Insurgent libero Marisa Jeffrey served the guests 26-25 after one other Griffin kill, however was then blocked by Woodard and Claire Stroble, who led the WHS with 16 kills to make it a 26-all. Added 9 blocks. Ritchie was in a position to match the ultimate two factors from County Davis and Grey through kills because the final down spike gave a set level to Lackey Hilkey.

Richie gave the impression to be in management in County set 4, when Bailey Butta drew it to a 13-6 draw.

Nevertheless, Sprouse went to work with a trio of murders and Shamblin added one other to maintain it shut. WHS are nonetheless trailing 18-11 after Grey Ace, however the hosts began a rally with a serve from Kindra Johnson. Coach Cole’s program finally took his first lead within the set at 22–21, when Inman scored a move that Woodard put down for one among his 11 by way of a Keatin Haynes help. Though the Rebels tied it on 24, a service error and a Woodard service level ended the match.

“It has been an odd week with Becca getting injured on Tuesday,” mentioned coach Cole, whose staff is taking a time off Saturday earlier than competing at Spikefest in Huntington. “We practiced a totally completely different lineup yesterday and we have been uncertain for many of the day whether or not she was going to play or if she was not going to play.

“I believe it acquired into a few of our heads. We did not play very easily. We have been busy half the sport. We by no means actually acquired that a lot circulate. We in all probability ought to have pulled Becca after two units. She was battling an ankle damage, however she is hard and she or he wished to say it. It was positively an intense match.”

Johnson completed with 38 assists and 10 digs, Keitin Haynes had 18 digs and fellow teammate Riley Landis had 9 digs and an ace.

Contact Jay Bennett at jbennett@newsandsentinel.com

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