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Baron spikers down Central Lunenburg, 3-0 / October 17, 2018

The Bluestone varsity volleyball team nailed down another James River District win last week, defeating Central Lunenburg 3-0 in a road match-up.

A match scheduled with Nottoway for last Thursday was postponed due to Hurricane Michael. The make-up date is Oct. 30. The Lady Barons take on Goochland tonight in Skipwith for “Parent Night.”

The win over Lunenburg keeps the Lady Barons in third place in the JRD, with a record of 9-3, 11-3 overall. The wins have earned the girls 71 points thus far and a Simplified Power Ranking of 5.46.

According to Bluestone’s JRD rankings sheet on Tuesday morning at, Goochland sits atop the conference with a 9-1 record, 11-2 overall; Nottoway is in the No. 2 spot at 9-2 in the conference, 11-3 overall. Amelia is in fourth, 9-3 JRD and 10-3 overall. Cumberland is No. 5 at a 6-6 JRD and overall record.

Bluestone has five matches left in the regular season before postseason seeding begins. If the girls continue to play well they stand a great chance of hosting a Conference 34 Tournament opening match. None of the Barons’ three losses have come on their home court.

In the match with Central Lunenburg, the Barons needed only three games to take the win. Except for the first game, when Lunenburg posted 19 points, this match was predominately all Bluestone. Scores were 25-19, 25-16 and 25-16.

Bluestone’s Ashlyn Knott posted 18 kills, five blocks and one dig. Teammate Emma Newcomb contributed 18 match points and recorded six kills, eight assists, and four aces. The team combined for 32 match digs.

Individual Stats:

Ashlyn Knott - 18 kills, 5 blocks, 1 dig

Emma Newcomb - 6 kills, 8 assists, 3 digs, 4aces

Tori Rowe - 8 digs, 1 kill, 2 aces

Erin Strider - 9 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace

Trista Newcomb - 8 digs, 1 block, 1 ace, 1 kill

Hite Jones - 1 dig, 6 assists, 2 aces

Annelise Bailey - 1 ace

Lilah Turner - 3 aces, 2 digs

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