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Bluestone spikers open Region 2-A tourney at Amelia / November 01, 2017

The Bluestone varsity girls volleyball team finished the season with a 4-12 record in the James River District and 4-15 overall, enough of a mark to get the girls into the Region 2-A East tourney which begins this week.

The Lady Barons will travel to Amelia to take on the Lady Raiders. Amelia bested Bluestone twice during the regular season, though Bluestone did offer Amelia some decent competition.

Bluestone is a team that has come a long way this season with the return of head coach, Darlynn Oxendine and assistant coach Randy Oxendine.

So far this year, Bluestone had several opportunities to score some major upsets. But a lack of confidence and sometimes skill prevented the Lady Barons from winning some matchups — although Bluestone is improving in this area.

Bluestone’s opponent, Amelia, currently sits in third place in the JRD with a record of 12-4. A Bluestone win on Thursday would be a major upset for Amelia and a huge boost for the Baron girls.

Bluestone ended the season on a positive note in their latest match against Cumb erland. Cumberland jumped out to a 0-2 start with wins of 19-25 and 20-25.

Bluestone came charging back to take games three and four with scores of 25-20 both times. Cumberland won the deciding game, 8-15.

Oxendine said the girls showed a lot of hustle after losing the first two games. She noted that the team never gave up and almost pulled it through.

Ashlyn Knott, who has been a beast this season for the Barons, led the team with 28 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks, one ace and one assist. Nicole Newton added 21 assists, 9 digs and 5 kills.

Several other teammates posted some impressive numbers for the Barons. And if the Lady Barons take to the Amelia game with a leave it all on the floor mentality, they could provide a major upset in the opening rounds.

Lady Barons stats vs. Cumberland:

Ashlyn Knott — 28 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace, 1 assist.

April Newton — 21 digs, 9 kills

Ann Taylor Williamson — 12 digs, 2 aces, 1 assist, and 1 kill

Ashlyn Knott — 28 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace, 1 assist

Hite Jones — 7 digs, 13 assists, 2 kills

Tori Rowe — 14 digs, 1 ace, 1 kill

Nicole Newton — 21 assists, 9 digs, 5 kills

Madison Lort — 5 kills, 2 digs, 1 ace

JV girls end season on winning note

The JV Lady Barons volleyball team concluded a solid season with an 8-8 league mark and 8-12 overall.

Bluestone finished in fourth place in the JRD, behind Goochland, Central Lunenburg, Amelia and Nottoway.

In their final match against Cumberland, the girls battled to a 27-25 game- one win, before taking game two 25-11. Emma Newcomb led Bluestone to victory with 6 aces, 8 digs, one assist, and one kill.

Leading players vs. Cumberland:

Kaylin Seamons — 2 aces, 5 digs, 1 kill

Annelise Bailey — 4 aces, 8 digs

Emma Newcomb — 6 aces, 8 digs, 1 assist, 1 kill

Trista Newcomb — 2 aces, 4 digs

Natalia Nunez — 1 ace

Hana Yancey — 1 ace, 4 digs, 1 assist, and 1 kill

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