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Ashlyn Knott with the kill at the net. (Mike Moseley photo) / September 12, 2018

The Bluestone Barons girls’ varsity volleyball team went 1-1 last week, taking down Central Lunenburg 3-0 on Wednesday to move to 3-1 and fourth place in the James River District.

Bluestone has an overall record of 4-1and were scheduled to play Nottoway last night (Tuesday) in Skipwith. With their current record, the team is only one win out from being tied with first place Nottoway.

Coming off of a Tuesday night loss to Amelia, the Barons didn’t look their sharpest in the Lunenburg win. But the girls still played a very competitive game and showed the determined spirit they have demonstrated throughout the season.

Scores in the Lunenburg match were 25-16, 25-20 and 25-11. Lunenburg was not as big or as quick as the Barons, but the Charger girls played a decent match.

Bluestone’s Emma Newcomb posted five points in the win, including the first four Barons points. Tori Rowe recorded four points; Erin Strider two; Hite Jones added five points, logging points 8-11 before Lunenburg called a time out.

Trista Newcomb playing a great court game hit point 17. Ashlyn Knott had a solid match and first game. Knott rattled off points 12-16 and finished out the game with points for the 23-25 win.

Game two was the most competitive of the match with Lunenburg taking Bluestone to 25-20. Strider and Rowe posted six points each in the game to lead the Barons.

In the final game of the match the Barons dominated with Knott leading her teammates. With Bluestone on the board with three points, Knott scored points 4-7 before Lunenburg called a timeout. After the timeout she came back and added four more straight points to raise the Barons score to 11-0. From there the Barons continued to control the game and took the game win and match.

Barons Stats:

Annelise Bailey- 2 digs, 1 kill

Hite Jones - 6 digs, 8 assists, 1 kill, 2 aces

Ashlyn Knott - 14 digs, 11 kills, 4 aces

Emma Newcomb - 11 digs, 9 assists, 10 kills, 3 aces

Trista Newcomb - 17 digs, 2 kills

Tori Rowe - 6 digs, 3 assists, 2 kills

Erin Strider - 13 digs, 2 kills

Lilah Turner - 2 digs, 1 ace

Bluestone vs. Amelia

When Ashlyn Knott blasts 21 kills, Emma Newcomb rocks 13 kills and the team has some of the best stats of the season, it’s hard to see how Barons could lose this match. But in Tuesday’s game versus Amelia, this is exactly what happened as the Barons girls lost 2-3.

Bluestone dropped game one 26-28, but won the next two games 25-17 and 25-20, respectively. Amelia made a good push in the final two games, winning 19-25 and 10-15.

Hite, Jones and E. Newcomb had 17 assists and 15 assists, in that order. Erin Strider had 22 digs, Knott, Trista Newcomb and Tori Rowe contributed 12 digs each.

Barons Stats:

Annelise Bailey – 5 digs, 1 ace

Hite Jones – 5 digs, 17 assists

Ashlyn Knott – 21 kills, 12 digs, 1 ace, 2 blocks

Emma Newcomb – 15 assists, 13 kills, 9 digs, 4 aces

Trista Newcomb – 12 digs, 1 kill, 2 blocks

Tori Rowe – 12 digs, 3 aces

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