The Washington Lady Blue Lion volleyball team recognized its four seniors prior to the match against the McClain Lady Tigers Tuesday.
Washington won the match, 25-16, 25-22, 25-17.
Washington honored its four seniors: Megan Mullins, Brooklyn Wilson, Maria Wilson and Jaycie McRoberts.
“The girls were focused,” Washington head coach Ashley DeAtley said. “They came out determined they were going to win. I would like to see even more intensity, but, it was a good, solid win for our seniors to end on this home match.
“We saw a lot from our seniors,” DeAtley said. “A lot of hitting, a lot of great passes. The serving was great. It was a solid overall match for us.”
DeAtley gave her thoughts on the seniors that she got to coach for one season.
“Maria Wilson, she’s our left-handed right-side hitter,” DeAtley said. “She’s a powerhouse for us.
“Brooklyn Wilson has stepped up for our defense,” DeAtley said. “She just plays anywhere we need her to, so we plug her in where we need her on defense and she does a great job.
“Jaycie McRoberts is a great leader,” DeAtley said. “She has a great presence on the court.
“Megan Mullins is our setter,” DeAtley said. “She is another great leader, especially through the hard times. She’s always trying to pump her teammates up.
“All the seniors are great leaders and they’re going to be missed next year,” DeAtley said.
“We played well,” McClain head coach Emma Gall said. “The intensity wasn’t up where we normally have it. I would like to see a little more intensity. But, we had some good plays toward the end.
“Jhalea (Coleman) got on the floor, Chayden (Pitzer) had some good hits at the net,” Gall said. “Malea Montavon had a good game, as well. Our intensity wasn’t there tonight. Washington Court House is a good program, we all know that.”
McClain (now 10-8 overall, 7-6 in the SCOL) has a match with Hillsboro Thursday.
Statistically for Washington: Megan Mullins, 5 aces; Maria Wilson, 6 aces; Haley Maxie, 2 aces; Jaycie McRoberts, 7 kills; Hannah Haithcock, 7 kills; Faith Kobel, 3 kills; Victoria Jones, 3 kills; Jaycie McRoberts, 13 digs; Megan Mullins, 17 assists on 60 sets.
Washington (11-2 in the SCOL) is at Miami Trace Thursday with the reserve match at 5:30 p.m.
In Tuesday’s j-v match, Washington beat McClain, 25-17 and 25-15.
For Washington, Maddy Jenkins had 3 aces, 2 kills and 5 digs.
Christina Luebbe had 2 aces and 5 digs.
“The girls had a rocky start but pushed through to win in two games,” Washington j-v coach Laura Carpenter said.”I’m proud of the hard work and dedication they have shown.”
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