Eagles Swoop In For 3-0 Win Over BCHS

Published 11:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

BUCKINGHAM — After traveling to Buckingham County High School on Tuesday, September 30, the Prince Edward County High School varsity volleyball team scavenged a 3-0 win against the Lady Knights.

“I tried to motivate the girls to be ready because Buckingham defeated Central earlier in the season and we had to go five sets to defeat Central. So I told them, 'Lets not underestimate how good they are. If we give them an opening, they will take it,'” PECHS varsity volleyball coach Bruce Bogese remarked.

The Eagles took their lead early in the first set with the help of Diamond Boxley and Emily Roach. Boxley had four kills and Roach finished the set with six assists to give the Eagles a 25-13 win.

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In the second set, PECHS continued to lead. Lindsay LeSueur served seven consecutive times to put Prince Edward ahead of the Knights once again. The Lady Eagles pushed forward and defeated Buckingham 25-15 in the second set.

However, the third set wasn't so easy. The Knights stepped up their game and went point-for-point with Prince Edward till the very end of the match. The Eagles edged BCHS in the last few minutes to win the third set, 25-22.

BCHS varsity volleyball coach Ethan Abruzzo commented on the match by saying, “We started off flat, weren't passing well, and had too many service errors. We stayed with them (PECHS) for a short time and in each set we let them get mini runs of five or more points, then we were down too much to get back in the match. They had some really good hits that we could not stop.”

During the match, Ashley Hellerstedt led the Knights with four kills and eight digs. Mattie Kish Heslip contributed with four kills and seven digs, while Olivia Leatherwood had two kills and four digs.

The Prince Edward County High School varsity volleyball will return to action on Monday, October 6 when they host the Fuqua School Falcons at 7 p.m. The BCHS varisty volleyball team will visit the Bluestone High School Barons on Tuesday, October 7 for a 7 p.m. match.