EATON — After stubbing their toe against Bellbrook last week, the Eaton Eagle volleyball team regained its winning form, winning four matches and defeating Lemon-Monroe, Oakwood, National Trial and Milton-Union last week.
The week started with the team hosting Monroe and winning the match in four sets despite a slow start from the Eagles. The team looked like they needed a little time to regain their confidence after dropping their only match of the year, according to head coach Parker Fields.
The game started with Monroe winning the first set 25-19, before the Eagles rallied to win the second set 27-25 to level the teams after the first two sets. The Eagles found their confidence and quickly dispatched the Hornets, 25-20 and 25-14, to close out the match.
Senior Brittany George had 13 kills, 15 digs, six aces and three blocks in a well-balanced performance on the night. Junior Emma McKinney continued her strong season, putting up 38 assists and three aces. Senior Allison Collins added 12 kills, and senior Julia Titus added 11. Senior Jackie McCafferty had 26 digs.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the team hosted Oakwood and won in straight sets 25-20, 25-15, 25-17.
McCafferty had 25 digs, and McKinney assisted 31 times on the 75 team points, and had four aces. George led the way at the net with 13 kills and three blocks, while sophomore Ariel Richardson had four blocks.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, the team traveled to National Trail for a tri-match where they swept both matches in commanding fashion.
First the team defeated Milton-Union in two sets 25-10 and 25-13. Collins and Titus each had five kills and McKinney had 16 assists.
The team then beat National Trail in straight sets, 25-7 and 25-9. Collins had eight kills, McKinney had 19 assists and George had five aces.
The four wins on the week improve the Eagles’ record to 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the SWBL.
The team has a slow week this week, with only one game. They travel to Brookville on Tuesday, Sept 15.
Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.