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West Union volleyball picks up a pair of W’s

Coach Debbie McClanahan and her West Union Lady Dragons had a productive early week as they won two matches in a row, downing Northwest and Ripley.
Coach Debbie McClanahan and her West Union Lady Dragons had a productive early week as they won two matches in a row, downing Northwest and Ripley.

Story and photo by Mark Carpenter –

After only coming out victorious in one of their first 11 matches of the 2016 season, the West Union Lady Dragons varsity volleyball squad got on a roll earlier this week, picking up two wins in as many nights, downing Northwest in non-conference play on Monday, then coming back to knock off Ripley for the second time this fall in Southern Hills Athletic Conference action.
The Lady Dragons have played some close matches thus far and just not been able to close out those contests, but they did that convincingly in the wins over Northwest and Ripley.
The Northwest match was on the road and the Lady Dragons left with a four-set win over the Lady Mohawks, rallying after dropping the first se to take the next three, all in tight battles.  West Union took the match 15-25, 25-23, 25-22, and in the final set 25-21.
“The girls decided that they wanted to shut the door tonight on a win and they did it,” said Coach McClanahan.  ‘We started out very slow and lost that first set, but we put our heads together and held up under pressure, coming from behind to go home with a win.”
Statistically, the Lady Dragons were led at the net on Monday night by senior Kendall Gallowitz’s nine kills, followed by Mackenzie Bickett with seven, Jaycee Baldwin with six, and Kiersten Rowe with four.  Houston Adkins was also strong at the net with nine blocks with Gallowitz adding 6.  At the service line, Baldwin fired off five aces with Rowe adding three.
The West Union girls were on the road again Tuesday night, this time traveling to Ripley to face the Lady Jays for the second time this season in SHAC play.  The result was the same as their earlier Sept. 8 meeting, with the Lady Dragons again grabbing the victory, this time in straight sets, 25-17, 25-21, 25-16.
“Our girls served really well tonight,” said Coach McClanahan.  “We worked really well as a team and ran our sets like they should be.  Alex Clark was huge for us, serving for 12 points in the match.”
West Union again played well at the net, getting seven kills from Bickett, six from Baldwin, and five from Gallowitz.  Besides her 12 points from the service line, Clark contributed four nice digs and the team was aided by six assists from Rowe in the setter position.
The back-to-back wins improved the Lady Dragons to 3-10 on the season, 2-5 in conference play.  They were set to be back on the court on Thursday, Sept. 22 hosting Peebles and then back at home on Friday, Sept. 23 hosting the Fairfield Lady Lions.  The results of those two matches were not available at press time.

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