Lady Lions win spirited match at McClain


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GREENFIELD — The Washington Lady Blue Lion volleyball team participated in Claws for Cause Tuesday night with the McClain Lady Tigers. Together before the match surviors and fighters of all cancers were honored.

It was an exciting match at Greenfield Tuesday.

Both the Lady Lions and Lady Tigers came to play and started off point-for-point, back-and-forth.

The Lady Lions prevailed, winning in four sets, 27-25, 28-26, 20-25 and 25-16.

“What we saw tonight was complete and total heart,” Washington head coach Ashley DeAtley said. “We fired our girls up at Monday night’s practice — broke out some old film — and laid it all out on the table.

“I saw a different team out on the floor tonight,” DeAtley said. “Tonight was the first time, I think, that the girls really felt like a solid match was played. They left it all out on the floor. We’ve been preaching to them to play with their heart and believe in themselves. Tonight showed just that.”

Statistically for the Lady Lions, sophomore Hannah Haithcock led with 19 kills, 18 digs, 1 ace, and 7 solo blocks.

Senior Victoria Jones had 12 kills and 19 digs, and 11 solo blocks.

Junior Delaney Greer had 8 kills. Freshman Halli Wall led with 4 aces and contributed with 29 assists. Senior Libero Haley Maxie led on defense with 35 digs.

Washington, now 10-3 in the SCOL, hosts Miami Trace Thursday evening with the j-v match at 5 p.m.

Miami Trace is in second place in the SCOL at 11-2.

If the Lady Lions win, the two Fayette County teams will share second place.

If Miami Trace wins, the Lady Panthers will place second by themselves and Washington will place third in the final year of the SCOL.

It will be Senior Night at Washington Thursday.

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