E.A. Sports Today

Thursday volleyball

By East Alabama Sports Today

Cammy Cochran continued her big week Thursday night, picking up 23 kills, 13 digs and four blocks as Pleasant Valley won two more volleyball matches, beating White Plains and Cleburne County each in two sets.

The once-beaten Lady Raiders put away White Plains 25-14, 25-22 and Cleburne County 25-14, 25-9.

Cochran had a hitting percentage of .429 in the two matches. In PV’s two wins Tuesday, she had a .421 hitting percentage with 21 kills, 15 digs and five blocks.

“She’s done well, but my other outside hitter was subbed out when we got a lead due to virus,” PV coach Dana Bryant said. “So Cammy’s had more opportunities. Same is true with my setters and middles.”

White Plains bounced back and defeated Cleburne County in the closing match 25-17, 25-16. Landry Bussey had nine kills, Ryleigh Randall 26 assists and Isabella Pinto 23 digs to lead the Lady Wildcats (13-11).

“Our focus right now is playing as a team and not taking plays off,” White Plains coach Joi Watts said. “We are improving every day.”

Here are the statistical leaders for the matches:

KILLS — Pleasant Valley: Cammy Cochran 23, Anna Bryant 9, Alisa St. John 8, Blakely Malsy 6, Mikayla Kendrick 8, Savannah Williams 4. White Plains: Destani Alvarado 8, Landry Bussey 9, Ryleigh Randall 4.

ASSISTS — Pleasant Valley: Anna Bryant 30, Savannah Williams 20. White Plains: Ryleigh Randall 26.

ACES — Pleasant Valley: Cammy Cochran 5, Anna Bryant 4, Alisa St. John 3, Blakely Malsy 1, Savannah Williams 1.

DIGS — Pleasant Valley: Cammy Cochran 13, Anna Bryant 2, Alisa St. John 14, Blakely Malsey 1, Mikayla Kendrick 1, Savannah Williams 6, Madison Bentley 9, Taylor Williams 5. White Plains: Destani Alvarado 6, Landry Bussey 5, Ryleigh Randall 8, Isabella Pinto 23.

BLOCKS — Pleasant Valley: Cammy Cochran 4, Anna Bryan 1, Alisa St. John 1, Blakely Malsy 5, Mikayla Kendrick 2. White Plains: Landry Bussey 2.


Nicole Frechette knocked down 11 kills and five aces and Cornelia Simpson had nine kills as the Lady Lions swept 25-22, 25-20, 25-21.

“I thought they played pretty good tonight,” Faith coach Bradley Dawson said. “We have been talking a lot lately of mixing up our shots. They are two of our hardest hitters, but haven’t been getting the kills they should. Tonight, they did a good job of keeping the other team off balance on the type of shot they were getting from us.”

Here are the Lady Lions’ statistical leaders:

KILLS — Cornelia Simpson 9, Morgan Robinette 2, Nicole Frechette 11, Zana Christjohn 6, Emily Sills 5, Abby Kazanjian 2.

ACES — Cornelia Simpson 3, Abby Emerson 2, Nicole Frechette 5, Emily Sills 2, Abby Kazanjian 4.

DIGS — Cornelia Simpson 9, Abby Emerson 4, Morgan Robinette 4, Nicole Frechette 6, Zana Christjohn 2, Emily Sills 6, Abby Kazanjian 12.

BLOCKS — Morgan Robinette 1, Emily Sills 1.

This story will be updated.

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