2012-08-30 / Sports

Clovers’ Season Mark Moves To 7-0 Ahead Of Tonight’s WCC Match-Up

by Donna Hardy
SEW Correspondent

The Cloverdale varsity volleyball squad is shown above as they warmed up prior to the start of Tuesday’s match against Turkey Run. (Photo by Donna Hardy) The Cloverdale varsity volleyball squad is shown above as they warmed up prior to the start of Tuesday’s match against Turkey Run. (Photo by Donna Hardy) Cloverdale varsity volleyball coach Kathy Moore couldn’t be more pleased with how the season is going after earning another pair of wins at home over the Dugger Lady Bulldogs and Turkey Run Lady Warriors.

CHS hosted the Lady Bulldogs on Monday evening, taking the win in three games by scores of 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

Behind the service line, Lindsay Robson and Bristy Skiles led the squad with ten points each. Taylor Jones and Bradanne Toney each served for four points, Paige Gruener and Rebekah Jordan had three apiece, Megan Helterbrand, Jessica Winders and Adri Patterson each had two, and Ali Nees one.

At the net, Toney led with 18 kills, while Jones had nine, Patterson six and Gruener five. Skiles had 27 set assists.

Bradanne Toney Bradanne Toney On the defensive end, Toney had 16 digs and four blocks. Jones had 12 digs, Gruener eight, Robson seven, Skiles five, Patterson three, Winders two and Helterbrand one.

Tuesday’s contest resulted in another three-game win, this time over Turkey Run. The Lady Clovers dominated the first game, winning 25-7. They came from behind in the second game to win 25-19, then rolled to a 25-13 win in the third game.

The win moved the Lady Clovers to 7-0 on the season.

“We had some great saves,” coach Moore explained of Tuesday’s match. “Everyone hustled to the ball. It’s great to see the girls go after every ball.”

Jones led the team in serving with 11 points and one ace. Skiles and Gruener each had nine points, Robson seven with two aces, Nees three points, Toney two and Winders one.

The offense at the net was led by the team’s leading hitter, Toney, who had 15 kills. Jones had eight kills, Gruener seven and Skiles three.

Defensively, Jones and Toney each had 12 digs, Robson eight, Gruener six, Skiles five, and one each for Winders and Helterbrand. Toney also had two blocks.

The junior varsity squad also defeated Dugger on Monday, 25-13 and 25-19. However, they dropped their match Tuesday to Turkey Run. They won the first game 25-15 but dropped the next two by scores of 25-23 and 15-11. They are now 4-3 on the season.

The Lady Clovers are now looking forward to a rival West Central Conference match-up with the Greencastle Lady Tiger Cubs, tonight, Thursday on the road. JV play begins at 6:00, with the varsity match to follow.

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