E.A. Sports Today

Intense matches

Donoho grows up in split that includes payback vs. Cedar Bluff; Alexandria wins twice, Jacksonville takes Oxford in 5
Monday volleyball
Alexandria 2, Donoho 1 (24-26, 30-28, 15-7)
Alexandria 2, Cedar Bluff 0 (25-21, 25-18)
Donoho 2, Cedar Bluff 1 (19-25, 25-22, 19-17)
Jacksonville 3, Oxford 2 (25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9)
By East Alabama Sports Today
The Donoho volleyball team gained a measure of revenge, showed a lot of resilience and grew up in a big way Monday night.
The Lady Falcons split two matches, but they got some payback on a Cedar Bluff team that beat them in straight sets in the finals of Saturday’s Faith Christian Tournament and dropped a tight three-setter to Alexandria.
They rallied to beat Cedar Bluff 19-25, 25-22, 19-17, and lost to Alexandria 24-26, 30-28, 15-7.
They were down in the third set to Cedar Bluff 14-10 before rallying to win. They were down 13-4 in the second set of the Alexandria match and rallied to extend the set past 25.
The Lady Falcons changed their rotation “on the fly” in the second set of the Cedar Bluff match to a 6-2 to promote better blocking and it served them well the rest of the night. Mary Marshall Perry, Estella Connell and Yana Osovska had four blocks apiece in the match. Perry had six blocks and Maggie Wakefield three against Alexandria.
In the Alexandria match, Lily Grace Draper had eight kills, four digs and a block. Wakefield had two kills and a block. Yana Osovska had three kills and four blocks. Maggie Miller had 11 assists in both matches.
“This tells me we’ve got some fighters,” Donoho coach Jamie Clendenin said. “They grew up a lot, which was big to see early in the season. They started believing in each other.”
Jordan Beason and Lexi Weber each had seven kills for Alexandria in the Donoho match. Weber also had four aces and three blocks, and Beason had eight digs. Ashley Parker had 11 digs and Sarah Pelham had 10, including a diving save in the second set to keep the Lady Cubs alive. Anna Johnson had 26 assists, three aces and seven digs.
Alexandria also beat Cedar Bluff 25-21, 25-18. Beason, Weber, Madison Wallace and Kandyn Blakenship all had four kills apiece. Pelham had nine digs and Johnson had 17 assists.
“We’re real up and down, really inconsistent,” Lady Cubs coach Whitney Welch said. “I was proud we fought back. We have lots of new faces; we’re trying to figure it out. We just need more reps.”
Alexandria: Jordan Beason 7, Kylie Jordan 5, Madison Wallace 5, Lexi Weber 7, TyShica Woodgett 3, Anna Johnson 3, Kandyn Blakenship 1; Donoho: Mary Marshall Perry 3, Maggie Wakefield 4, Estella Connell 2, Lily Grace Draper 4, Mercy Mangum 6, Yana Osovska 3.
ACES – Alexandria: Lexi Weber 4, Sarah Pelham 1, Anna Johnson 3; Donoho: Maggie Miller 1, Sarah Waggoner 2, Mary Marshall Perry 4, Mercy Mangum 1, Yana Osovska 1.
DIGS – Alexandria: Jordan Beason 9, Kylie Jordan 1, Lexi Weber 3, TyShica Woodgett 1, Sarah Pelham 10, Ashley Parker 11, Jolie Weathington 3, Anna Johnson 7; Donoho: Mya Keel 13, Naira Rehman 3, Lily Grace Draper 1, Mercy Mangum 6.
BLOCKS – Alexandria: Lexi Weber 3; Donoho: Mary Marshall Perry 6, Maggie Wakefield 3, Yana Osovska 2.
ASSISTS – Alexandria: Anna Johnson 26; Donoho: Maggie Miller 11, Kate Porteous 7.
Donoho statistics)
KILLS – Kate Porteous 1, Mary Marshall Perry 1, Maggie Wakefield 2, Estella Connell 2, Lily Grace Draper 8, Mercy Mangum 3, Yana Osovska 3.
ACES – Maggie Miller 1, Kate Porteous 2, Naira Rehman 2.
DIGS – Maggie Miller 4, Mya Keel 10, Sarah Waggoner 2, Naira Rehman 4, Mary Marshall Perry 1, Maggie Wakefield 2, Lily Grace Draper 4, Mercy Mangum 11.
BLOCKS – Mary Marshall Perry 4, Maggie Wakefield 1, Estella Connell 4, Lily Grace Draper 1, Yana Osovska 4.
ASSISTS – Maggie Miller 11, Kate Porteous 6, Mya Keel 1, Naira Rehman 1.
(Alexandria statistics)
KILLS – Jordan Beason 4, Kylie Jordan 1, Madison Wallace 4, Lexi Weber 4, TyShica Woodgett 1, Kandyn Blakenship 4.
ACES – Jordan Beason 1, Sarah Pelham 2, Anna Johnson 2.
DIGS – Jordan Beason 2, Lexi Weber 1, TyShica Woodgett 1, Sarah Pelham 9, Ashley Parker 3, Anna Johnson 3.
BLOCKS – Lexi Weber 2, TyShica Woodgett 1.
ASSISTS – Sarah Pelham 1, Anna Johnson 17. 

Jacksonville 3, Oxford 2

JACKSONVILLE – Oxford rallied from two sets down to force the tiebreaker, but Jacksonville regrouped and pulled out the victory.
Jacksonville won the first two sets 25-21, 26-24, Oxford won the next two 25-22, 25-20, then the Lady Golden Eagles won the match 15-9.
Lakijah Brown had 21 kills in the match for Oxford. Tanyia McDonald had 11 kills and 16 digs. Shania Vincent had four kills, two aces, six blocks and 13 digs. Cadie Burn had 31 assists.
Jacksonville 3, Oxford 2
(Oxford statistics)
KILLS – Tanyia McDonald 11, Lakijah Brown 21, Shania Vincent 4, Aumaria Lindsey 6.
ACES – Brittany Davis 2, Shania Vincent 2.
DIGS – Brittany Davis 12, Tanyia McDonald 16, Shania Vincent 13, Aumaria Lindsey 5, Cadie Burn 9.
BLOCKS – Shania Vincent 6.
ASSISTS – Cadie Burn 31.

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