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Tuesday volleyball

Lady Cubs rally from 2-0 deficit to win area opener; Oxford stays unbeaten in county, Faith wins twice

Tuesday’s Games
Alexandria 3, Southside 2
Faith 2, Glencoe 0
Faith 2, Sand Rock 0
Oxford 3, Jacksonville 0
Sand Rock 2, Glencoe 1

By East Alabama Sports Today

SOUTHSIDE – Kendal Bumpus is the player who makes the Alexandria volleyball team go and Tuesday night she went off.

Bumpus recorded 31 kills and five blocks and the Lady Cubs rallied from losing two tight sets that might have left others discouraged to defeat Southside in their area opener 24-26, 27-29, 29-27, 25-13, 15-12.

“Kendal’s our engine,” Alexandria coach Whitney Welch said. “When she goes, we go. She’s our alpha.”

The setters did a nice job of getting her and the other front liners the ball. Anna Johnson had 29 assists and Kayleigh Steen had 17.

Mattie Wade had 10 kills and 12 digs, and Kinsley Gregoria had 16 digs.

“I’m not sure what clicked,” Welch said of the turnaround. “Sometimes you just need a wake-up call.”

Here’s what Alexandria’s numbers looked like:

KILLS: Kendal Bumpus 31, Mattie Wade 10, Kaitlin Harvey 2, Kinsley Gregoria 1, Lanie Dreyer 2, Madison Wallace 4, Madison Chastain 1, Anna Johnson 1, Kameron Simpson 1, Maysen Schur 5, Kyleigh Rhodes 1.

ASSISTS: Kayleigh Steen 17, Anna Johnson 29.

DIGS: Kendal Bumpus 4, Mattie Wade 12, Kayleigh Steen 3, Kaitlin Harvey 9, Kinsley Gregoria 16, Lanie Dreyer 1, Madison Wallace 2, Anna Johnson 7, Maysen Schur 1, Kyleigh Rhodes 2, Ashley Parker 8.

BLOCKS: Kendal Bumpus 5, Lanie Dreyer 1, Madison Wallace 1, Maysen Schur 1.

ACES: Kayleigh Steen 3, Kaitlin Harvey 3, Kinsley Gregoria 2, Madison Wallace 2, Anna Johnson 1.

Oxford unbeaten in county

JACKSONVILLE – Oxford remained unbeaten against county opponents and pushed its overall record back over .500 with a 25-22, 25-16, 29-15 victory over Jacksonville. The Lady Jackets (7-6) are now 4-0 against county foes.

Here are the Lady Jackets’ leaders:

Lakijah Brown: 6 kills.
Emma Connell: 1 kills, 3 digs, 23 assists.
Aumaria Lindsey: 7 kills, 1 block.
Tanyia McDonald: 7 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace.
Kiki Woods: 5 kills, 3 blocks.
Alanah Zimmerman: 4 digs.

“Aumaria has been working hard on the right side,” Lady Jackets assistant coach Rachel Poe said. “She has improved her control and lining up the block, and she helped us out tonight.”

Faith wins a pair

GLENCOE – Every front row hitter had at least six kills as Faith Christian swept Sand Rock (25-17, 25-18) and Glencoe (25-15, 25-17) in straight sets.

Nicole Frechette had 10 kills, Sarah Jessica Christian had nine and Emily Sills had seven. Sills also had five digs and two blocks. Abby Kazanjian had 16 digs and Erin Cheek had 30 assists and nine aces.

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