The Lady Eagles Varsity Volleyball team remains in a strong position as the 2017 regular season draws to a close. Their 10-7 record will carry W&L to the Northern Neck District playoffs this week. The team is talented and capable. We can expect these Ladies to do well in post season.
Tuesday, October 17th, was a tough challenge for the Lady Eagles as they brought the Northumberland Indians onto their home court. Unfortunately, the Indians left with the game win 3-2 in one of the tightest games of the year (25-27; 25-15; 25-9, 20-25; 15-10). Head Coach Drew Hutt was honest, “Tonight was a rough game”. “We did not play our best by any means but we did stick together and gunned it out.” Coach felt his team was the better offensive team but that Northumberland was better defensively. “We beat ourselves tonight.” Anna Boswell led with 15 kills followed by Anne Carter Harding with 12 kills and 3 aces. Freshman Makaila Veney blocked 9 attacks at the net and Senior Alondra Anderson soundly defended the back line with 33 digs.
This was the second loss to the Indians this season, and, if all goes well, they may meet again in the tournament. As of Sunday, Northumberland is undefeated in the Northern Neck District. Rappahannock is also doing well having only lost to W&L and Northumberland. The two rivals play each other on Monday, October 23rd.
On Thursday, the Eagles traveled to the Drifterdome to defeat Colonial Beach 3-0 (25-8; 25-18; 25-13). The Lady Drifters are always tough competition and this night was no different. Veney stepped up her offensive game with 12 kills while still managing 6 solo blocks at the net. Boswell served well earning 7 aces.
Schedules for playoffs are to be determined after the final games are played on Monday. Go Eagles!!