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Bluestone volleyball dominates PE, take loss by Amelia

SoVaNow.com / October 11, 2017


The Bluestone varsity volleyball performed well last week in going 1-1 in James River District competition.

The girls defeated Prince Edward on Tuesday, 3-1 before falling on Wednesday to Amelia, 3-0.

Scores in the PE match were 25-18, 21-25, 25-16 and 25-15.

In the win over PE, Bluestone started the match aggressively and finished that way. Their only setback was the 21-25 game, which the girls basically conceded to PE — a concession that coach Darlynn Oxendine didn’t appreciate.

The girls returned to playing solid volleyball in games three and four and dominated the court and the net. Ashlyn Knott, Tori Rowe and Nicole Newton all had double-digit kill numbers at 23, 19, and 10, respectively.

Newton and Hite Jones led the team in assists, combining for 31. Newton, April Newton, Erin Strider and Knott kept the volley alive for Bluestone as each had a high number of digs on the night.

After the match Oxendine said, “It was a well-played game by our ladies both offensively and defensively.”

In the loss to Amelia, scores in the match were 13-25, 20-25 and 17-25. Oxendine said the loss of setter Hite Jones for the Lady Barons figured strongly into this defeat.

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The jayvees followed the varsity team in wins and losses last week. The girls defeated Prince Edward 2-0.

The win moved the jayvees to 4-6 in the JRD and 4-9 overall. Coach Randy Oxendine said the team continues to show improvement both in court play and on the net. The team had 20 kills in the win.

The team traveled to Amelia where they lost, 17-25 and 15-25 but still put up a good fight.





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