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White Plains wins, Jacksonville and Weaver split under new head coaches. Alexandria, Oxford sweep trimatches. Munford tops Lincoln.

By East Alabama Sports Today

WHITE PLAINS — Isabella Higgins reeled off 17 kills, and White Plains beat Piedmont 25-15, 21-25, 19-25, 25-9, 15-9 on Thursday in Jamie Clendenin’s first match as the Wildcats’ head coach.

Clendenin, who coached Donoho to two state titles and a runner-up finish, came to White Plains in the offseason after one season at Sylacauga.

Higgins added three aces, a dig and two blocks. Other top performers for White Plains:

Breaton Moran: one kill, two aces, three digs. 

Leighton Arnold: two kills, two aces, one dig.

Carli Fritts: six kills, four aces, one dig, five blocks.

SaraKate Adams: two kills, one dig, two blocks.

Kannon Slaughter: one ace.

Halie Smith: 12 digs

Cooper Martin: four kills, five aces.

Top performers for Piedmont:

Jaycee Glover: three kills, 23 assists, two aces, four digs.

Cayla Brothers: 11 kills, two aces, six digs, one assist.

Cacey Brothers: six kills, two digs, one block, one assist.

Carson Young: four kills, three digs, one ace.

Amiyah Thomas: four kills, one dig. 

Melanie Studdard: one kill, two digs. 

ALEXANDRIA SWEEPS: The Valley Cubs swept a trimatch, beating Lawrence County 25-13, 25-19 and Pleasant Valley 25-13, 25-20 at home. Top performers for Alexandria on the day:

Kailey Dickerson: 20 kills, seven digs, two aces, one block.

Eryn Spradley: 15 kills, four aces, one block, one dig.

Devin White: seven digs, two assists.

Ava Johnson: one kill, six digs.

Christian Hess: 13 assists, one dig, two aces.

Sophie Martin: 24 assists, one kill, one dig, one block.

OXFORD SWEEPS: Oxford opened the season by beating Jacksonville. 25-16, 25-10 and Sylacauga 25-12, 25-20. Top performers for Oxford on the day:

Ava Thomas: eight kills, four blocks.

Daelyn Bozeman: 10 kills, one block.

Mileah Prince: 11 kills, two blocks.

Jaslyn Montgomery: three kills, one block.

Jamea Gaston: 16 digs, three aces.

Arilyn Pool: five digs.

Payton Brooks had 12 digs, four aces, 29 assists.

JACKSONVILLE SPLITS: In Jacksonville’s first matches under new head coach Amber Russell, the Golden Eagles beat Sylacauga 25-16, 19-25, 15-10 and lost to Oxford 16-25, 10-25 at Oxford.

Russell replaces long-time head coach David Clark, who retired from coaching but continues as Jacksonville’s athletics director.

Jacksonville’s top performers on the day:

Sydney Soriano: 12 assists, eight assists, three kills, one block, one ace.

Camryn Stone: eight kills, four blocks, one ace, one dig.

Mya Swain: four blocks, two kills.

Nyla Hoult: 10 kills, two blocks.

KeAsia Williams: three digs, two blocks, two kills, one ace.

Alexis Phillips: 10 aces, three kills, one dig.

Jehenna Engram: five digs, two aces, one assist.

PLEASANT VALLEY SPLITS: The Raiders began their final season under retiring head coach Dana Bryant with a trimatch split at Alexandria, beating Lawrence County 25-23, 22-25,15-11 and falling to Alexandria 14-25, 20-25.

Lily Henry: 21 kills, two aces, nine digs, three blocks.

Ella Parris: eight kills, six aces, 14 digs, three blocks.

Allie Bryant: 11 kills, three aces, seven digs, 2.3 serve receive.

Maddie Schwabe: 58 assists, three aces, 10 digs.

Madison Schwabe: seven kills, two aces, six digs, two blocks.

Ellie Patterson: two blocks.

Madi Hay: 14 digs.

WEAVER SPLITS: Weaver open its first season under head coach Eboney Lewis by splitting a trimatch, beating Wellborn 25-18, 18-25, 15-5 and falling to Faith Christian 25-20, 24-26, 15-13. Top performers for Weaver against Wellborn:

Josselyn Masaniai: seven digs.

McKenley Davis: five kills.

McKennah Homesley: five kills, two aces.

Jadey Hatten-Rivera: three aces, three kills.

MUNFORD WINS: The Lions swept Talladega County rival Lincoln 25-19, 25-23, 25-12.

Munford rallied from a 19-22 deficit in the second set thanks in part to senior Aubrey Lathem’s two service aces. Lauryn Brewster sealed the set with a kill.

Top performers for Munford:

Mylie Stephens: one ace , four kills, one dig, two blocks.

Aubrey Lathem: two aces, one dig. 

Alys Mosley: two aces, one kill. 

Ashtyn Bishop: one ace, 13 digs. 

Kastin Lathem: three aces, 10 assists. 

Kaylyn Turner: six kills, two digs, one block.

Breanna Hailes: four kills. 

Brooklyn Pressley: one ace, one kill, two digs. 

Lauryn Brewster: three kills, two blocks.

Saraya Henderson: three digs.

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