Lady Lion volleyball falls to Sheridan in Sectional finals

By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]

THORNVILLE — The Washington Lady Blue Lion varsity volleyball team visited Sheridan High School to take on the Generals in a Division II Sectional finals match Saturday, Oct. 19.

Sheridan won the match, three sets to none.

Scores of the sets were: 25-15, 25-18 and 25-15.

“I would like to thank our four seniors — Halli Wall, Rayana Burns, Mackenzie Truex, and Kara Vohra — for their dedication to our program,” Washington head coach Ashley DeAtley said. “They were the heartbeat of our team this year and were committed to building strong relationships with each of their teammates.

“Each senior has carried a very unique role on our team this year that will leave an impression on all of our younger players,” DeAtley said. “I wish them the best of success in the classroom and extra curricular activities as they are finishing their last year in high school.

“Chase your dreams girls. Your Blue Lion volleyball family will be rooting for you every step of the way.”

Statistically for Washington, Rayana Burns led with 12 kills and 16 digs.

Brittney Wilson had nine kills, was 10 of 10 serving with one ace, with two solo blocks, two block assists and 11 digs.

Halli Wall had 20 set assists, one solo block, two block assists, one kill and was nine of nine serving.

Aaralyne Estep had 14 digs; Emily Semler was six of seven serving with one ace and Jeleeya Smith had one kill.

Washington finished the season at 13-11 overall. The Lady Lions placed third in the Frontier Athletic Conference with a record of 6-4.

Miami Trace and Chillicothe tied for the conference championship at 8-2.

Jackson was fourth at 5-5, followed by McClain, 3-7 and Hillsboro, 0-10.

Rayana Burns and Halli Wall were named First Team, All-FAC. They will be among the student-athletes honored at the FAC’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 21.

Sheridan defeated Gallia Academy in the District semifinals, three sets to one.

Sheridan will face Fairfield Union for the District championship Saturday at 4 p.m. at Southeastern High School near Chillicothe.

By Chris Hoppes

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