ASHTON, W.Va. — A solid road win to wrap up the regular season.
The Wahama volleyball team defeated host Hannan in consecutive games on Monday night in Mason County. The Lady Falcons (10-18) led the entire way, as the Lady Wildcats (6-15) struggled to get any momentum during the match.
Both teams traded possession early on during the first game. Olivia Hill got the visitors out in front with three service points. The Blue and White got back to within one point thanks to Cassie Meadows. Grace Hill got Wahama back on track with with three service points to put the Red and White up 12-7. Wahama went on to win Game 1 25-16.
The Lady Falcons started the second set on fire with six service points from Emmalee Broyles to put the Lady Wildcats in a hole early. The home team faught back to within striking distance of Wahama, until the Red and White pulled away again. The Lady White Falcons took Game 2 25-13.
Broyles and Madison VanMeter’s efforts gave Wahama a 10-1 advantage early in the third set. Anna Taylor kickstarted the Lady Wildcat offense with five straight service points to get within three points, but the Red and White kept pushing forward.
Later in the match, Hannan’s Kassidee Bush got three service points to cut the Wahama lead to three. Emily VanMeter’s two service points finished the match for the Lady Falcons with a 25-20 win during Game 3.
Broyles led the Red and White with 11 service points, followed by Maddy VanMeter with nine points. Olivia Hill finished with six points and Elizabeth Mullins had five points. Madison VanMeter and Molly Fisher each had three points for the Lady Falcons.
“It was a good win for our girls,” Matt VanMeter said. “Sometimes, we started out a little slow since we didn’t play in a week, but I’m happy with them.”
Taylor led the Blue and White with eight service points, followed by Madison Staggs with five points. Lanie Craig had four points and Bush had three points. Clarissa Crank and McKayla Hoffman each contributed two points for Hannan.
“They tried hard,” Laura Craig said. “Sometimes, we have a little attitude problem. Other than that, we’re a very talented team.”
Wahama ended their regular season on a four-game winning streak, while Hannan has now lost two in a row. The Lady Falcons also claimed a 3-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats on Oct. 19 at Wahama.
Wahama will begin sectional tourament play on Monday in Mason against an undetermined opponent. Hannan will finish their regular on the road in a tri-match against Buffalo Putnam and Wayne on Thursday at Wayne before beginning sectional tournament play on Monday.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106.