Lady Indian volleyball defeats Paw Paw
by Jamie Harris
Last Thursday evening the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians Volleyball Team hosted Morgan County rival the Lady Pirates of Paw Paw.
Behind the serving of senior Casey Solomon (who had 26 points behind the strength of 19 aces) and a hustling team effort the Lady Indians rolled to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-9) victory. Solomon paced the team with 12 kills, while teammates Natalie Redick had nine points, four aces, 14 assists and Josie Spade had four points, three aces to help lead the team.
Coach Heather Lorigan was excited about the win and had the following comments, “It feels great to get another win. Our serving was certainly a key to our success tonight. Casey especially had an excellent serving night, with 19 aces and 26 points. We were actually playing the type of volleyball I have been waiting all season to see. Our passing was consistent, our tall girls dominated at the net (Casey and Lauren Schetrompf), our setters (Natalie and Courtney Smith) were placing the ball well, and we had some excellent saves. I’m very happy with our performance, especially at how we are starting to come together and play as a team.”
Earlier in the week, the Lady Indians dropped a 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-21) to the Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets. In that game Berkeley Springs was led by Sarah Keefer with eight points, Lauren Schetrompf had five points, four aces, seven kills, and Courtney Smith added six points.
Coach Lorigan stated after the game, “Even though we lost another match, I’m still happy with the turn our season has taken. We have begun playing like a team for the last couple of games, and I’m looking forward to how this will affect the second half of the season. Even though we’re still making some simple mistakes, we make less of them when we come together and play as a team. We had some really nice serving runs tonight, especially Courtney in the second game and Lauren in the third game. A couple of the girls also had really great saves, specifically Sarah and Casey.”
In Junior Varsity action, Coach Tiffany Mosser’s squad picked up their first win of the season against Paw Paw with a 2-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-16) victory. Pacing the Junior Lady Indians was Abby Gillingham with 19 points, 12 aces (including a 15 point serving run in the second set), Josie Spade had five points, and Kelsey Painter had four points and three digs.
Against Moorefield earlier in the week, the Junior Lady Indians dropped a 2-0 (25-16, 25-12) to the Junior Lady Yellow Jackets. BSHS was led by Josie Spade with three points, three kills and Abby Gillingham had two points.