Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Senior Cassidy Stackpole had lengthy service runs in each of the sets Athens won in their 3-1 victory over Wyalusing here Tuesday night in NTL volleyball action.
“Cassidy Stackpole had an intimidating and terrifying serve tonight,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “She set the
tone for the first game.”
The Lady Wildcats won the first set 25-13, thanks to a nine-point run by Stackpole that gave them a commanding 23-10 lead.
Wyalusing bounced back with a 27-25 win in the second set, but Stackpole had six-point runs in each of the final two sets, won by Athens by scores of 25-19 and 25-20.
Stackpole led Athens with 22 service points, including six aces, 16 digs, and four kills, while Taylor Field had 12 points and 15 digs, freshman Jenny Ryan had 11 points, including five aces, six kills, six digs, and one block, and Leah Liechty had nine points (three aces), 14 kills and two blocks.
“Jenny Ryan was solid tonight with kills, serves and assists,” said Hanson. “Leah Liechty is hitting harder and harder.
“And, Taylor Field came through in the fourth game with some steady aggressive serves,” added Hanson.
Kayleigh Miller added eight points, 31 setter assists, and eight digs, while Haley Barry had six points, 11 digs, and three kills, and Kylie Jayne registered six kills and one block.
“Kayleigh Miller led the floor tonight and pushed her hitters,” said Hanson. “And, Haley Barry always ends up serving on game point and she always does a great job getting an aggressive serve over in that stressful situation.”
Athens, now 2-0, returns to action Friday when it hosts Cowanesque Valley.
IN PHOTO: Athens senior Cassidy Stackpole.
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