Lady Lions honor seniors, beat Fairfield


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Washington’s Amya Haithcock (left) and Rayana Burns combine to block a shot during a non-conference match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Also pictured for the Lady Lions, at right, is Maddy Jenkins.

Washington’s Amya Haithcock (left) and Rayana Burns combine to block a shot during a non-conference match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Also pictured for the Lady Lions, at right, is Maddy Jenkins.


Photo by Mary Kay West

Lady Lion volleyball seniors (l-r); Tabby Woods, Maddy Jenkins and Hannah Haithcock, were recognized prior to the match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.


Photo by Mary Kay West

The Washington Lady Blue Lions varsity volleyball team concluded regular season play with a home match against Fairfield (Leesburg) Monday, Oct. 8.

Washington won the match in straight sets, 25-18, 25-23 and 25-17.

It was also Senior Night and Washington recognized its three seniors: Tabby Woods, Maddy Jenkins and Hannah Haithcock.

“This was a scrappy match that the girls had to be on their toes for,” Washington head coach Ashley DeAtley said. “We did a nice job serve-receiving and using our middles Rayana (Burns) and Brit (Brittney Wilson) to run a quick offense.

“I want to thank our three seniors, Maddy, Tabby and Hannah, for their leadership and genuine love for the game,” DeAtley said. “They’ve been strong leaders throughout the entire season and the whole team looks up to them.

“It says something when your girls want to play for each other and in the beginning of the season, the team agreed they wanted to play for the seniors,” DeAtley said. “These seniors bring a lot of talent to the team, but they also bring a lot of respect and that speaks for the kind of young women they are. We wish them the best in the rest of their other athletic seasons and are confident you will hear about these three doing more great things in their other sports.”

Statistically for Washington, Rayana Burns led in kills with 15.

Aaralyn Estep led with 20 digs.

Hannah Haithcock had 10 digs, six kills and two ace serves.

Halli Wall led with 19 set assists. She also had two ace serves.

Tabby Woods had 10 digs and three ace serves.

Brittney Wilson had four kills and Maddy Jenkins served one ace.

Washington is a No. 4 seed in the upcoming Division II Sectional tournament. The Lady Lions will host Logan Elm Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

The winner of that match will play at the winner of the Sheridan (No. 1 seed) vs Hillsboro (No. 8 seed) match on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

Washington’s Amya Haithcock (left) and Rayana Burns combine to block a shot during a non-conference match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Also pictured for the Lady Lions, at right, is Maddy Jenkins.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Amya-Haithcock-and-Rayana-Burns-vball-vs-Fairfield-10-8-2018.jpgWashington’s Amya Haithcock (left) and Rayana Burns combine to block a shot during a non-conference match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Also pictured for the Lady Lions, at right, is Maddy Jenkins. Photo by Mary Kay West

Lady Lion volleyball seniors (l-r); Tabby Woods, Maddy Jenkins and Hannah Haithcock, were recognized prior to the match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Lady-Lion-volleyball-seniors-2018.jpgLady Lion volleyball seniors (l-r); Tabby Woods, Maddy Jenkins and Hannah Haithcock, were recognized prior to the match against Fairfield Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Photo by Mary Kay West

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com