West Fork falls to Lady Bobcats
BERRYVILLE -- The Lady Bobcat varsity volleyball team lost a match at Shiloh Christian on Monday night, then came back on Tuesday at home to earn a five-game marathon win over West Fork.
That gave the Berryville squad a 6-5 4A Northwest Conference record, good for fourth place as the end of the season nears.
Two weeks remain before district tournament action begins, with the top four survivors moving on to the state tournament on Oct. 28-30.
Vs. WEST FORK
It took five games, but the Berryville varsity won 25-20, 15-25, 25-15 , 16-25, and 15-10.
Coach Kristin Smith said the team played hard and finally hit enough sets and spikes to win out at the end.
For the five games, Jessie Phillips had 12 points off serve and 43 scoring sets; Megan Gibbins had 16 points off serve and 17 kills; Elise Holman had 20 kills and 2 blocks;
Chelsey Parker had 8 points off serve, 19 kills and 16 digs; Jessica Costner had 4 kills and 3 points off serve; Candace Eaves had 4 points off serve and a dig; Krystal Changus had 3 digs, and Hailey Russell 3 points off serve.
JV Action- Berryville lost 15-25, 25-19 and 8-15. Jordan Edwards had 2 kills, a block and 2 points off serve, Lindsey Newberry scored 4 points off serve, and Russell scored 5 points off serve. Coach Smith said Becca Epley played well, was all over the court.
JH Action- Berryville lost 9-25, and 16-25 , with Kaylee Edens, Kayla McCullough and Jodi King each hitting 3 kills in the match.
Vs. SHILOH CHRISTIAN
Berryville didn't come out hitting in this match, Coach Smith said, and the first game was lost 13-25 as the team had just 2 spikes.
"We were up 8-0 in game two, led the entire game and were ahead 24-21 at the end, then Shiloh came back and beat us 24-26."
Coach said Phillips served the first 8 points in a row, with Gibbins hitting 5 kills, Holman 3 kills, and Parker 4 kills, but Shiloh came back anyway.
Berryville scored the first two points of game three and led 4-1, but lost the game and match, 16-25.
JV Action- Berryville lost the match 15-25, 25-22, 8-15, with Russell getting 6 points off serve in game two, plus 4 kills.
"Lindsey Newberry scored six points off serve, had four kills and some good sets for Russell and Jordan Edwards," Smith said. "They played pretty good.
JH Action- The team was sluggish from the long trip to Springdale and didn't serve well in the 12-25, 16-25 losses, Coach Smith said.