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Eagles gain momentum

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Anna Boswell reaches for the kill in a match against the Lancaster Red Devils.

October starts with even record for the W&L Varsity Volleyball team. With six wins and six losses the Lady Eagles head into the tough final weeks of the 2017 season. The remaining games are all within the Northern Neck District and will be the most competitive and intense matches of the year. It is up to W&L to add to the ‘W’ column and this young team has the talent to succeed.

The Lady Eagles welcomed the Lancaster Red Devils to Montross on Tuesday, September 26th and proceeded to post a win for the night 3-1 (25-19; 25-7; 20-25; 25-21). Head Coach Drew Hutt was pleased overall with the game. Working on more offense, Hutt commented, “Makaila Veney had a lot of quality kills – not quantity, but quality, and that is huge in momentum.” Veney posted 4 kills along with 4 solo blocks in the game.

“Anna Boswell took the day for us.” continued Coach Hutt. Boswell led the team with 16 kills and nailed 5 aces with her powerful jump serve. “Alondra Anderson had a really good game in the backrow.” As libero, Anderson is heavily relied on for digs and returns and she definitely owns her position.

Thursday sent the Eagles to Northumberland where a long battle of 5 matches ensued. Unfortunately, W&L fell to the Indians in the final match losing 3-2 (25-16; 18-25; 25-16; 8-25; 13-15). It was a close game but the advantage was with the home team. Anna Boswell again led in kills with 13 followed closely by Anne Carter Harding with 10. Veney managed 6 solo blocks protecting the center net well for the Eagles.

“Volleyball is such a momentum sport. Where you can be dominating the entire game and then one play can absolutely change everything.” states Coach Hutt. W&L is working towards building their momentum for the end of the season. It is time for the fans, or Blue Crew, to come and cheer the Lady Eagles to victory. Both games this week are home: Colonial Beach on Tuesday and Essex on Thursday. Go Eagles!