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Baron girls rally to defeat Nottoway

SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2012
The Bluestone varsity girls bounced back after losing the first game to score a 3-1 match victory over Nottoway last Monday in James River District volleyball action in Skipwith.

It was the district opener for the Lady Barons, who improved to 4-1 on the season. Bluestone dropped the opening game, 23-25, but came back to trounce the Lady Cougars in the next three games, 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.

The Lady Baron jayvee girls also won their contest, downing the Nottoway jayvees in three games, 25-15, 24-26 and 15-12.

The girls were scheduled to play Goochland on Wednesday, but that match has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 27 at Goochland.

Here’s the rundown of the statistics for the Baron girls against Nottoway:





Varsity:

Serves:

Anahi Trujillo — 100%, 4 aces

Kelsey Pruett — 100%, 1 ace

Breanna Wade — 87%, 4 aces



Attacks:

Carmen Sturdifen — 90%, 12 kills

Anahi Trujillo — 100%



Assists:

Jessi Covington — 74

Kelsey Pruett — 3



Digs:

Breanna Wade — 10

Bridget Bass — 15

Anahi Trujillo — 9



Jayvee:

Serves:

Jenna Harris — 100%, 2 aces

Ashley Gupton — 94%

Jasmine Briggs — 100%



Attacks:

Jenna Harris — 100%, 1 kill

Heather Watson — 100%, 3 kills

Ashley Gupton — 91%, 5 kills



Assists:

Evie Gordon — 29

Heather Wilson — 55



Digs:

Jenna Harris — 9

Jasmine Briggs — 8

Jocelyn Card — 7







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