Heather Monk

Lady Eagle Volleyball on fire

The Lady Eagles had three home games this week. They started off with the Angola Hornets. The Lady Eagles took the game in three matches. 25-18, 25-14, and 26-24. Heather Monk had 15 kills and four blocks. Lacey Pulley had 16 assists. The Labreo Gabby Jones had four aces for the night. Chandler Blake had 11 digs. 

The second game of the three day home spree was Fort Wayne Canterbury. The Lady Eagles won in three games with the scores of 25-13, 25-16, and 25-23.

Danielle Pippenger had three aces. Pulley and Brooke Herendeen each had 10 assists. Pippenger, Monk, and Alisha Farner each had one block. Young had 15 digs and Farner had 11 kills.

The last game of the three was West Noble. “Tonight was a new test for us,” said Coach Goings. “On paper, we were favored to win. First game came out strong. Second game we played scared and didn’t keep our composure. We just kept telling them to do your job. Do what you do well.”

The Lady Eagles won the first match 25-22 and lost the next two 18-25, 14-25. “We started off strong and got a little over confident and started losing that confidence when they started attacking,” said senior Morgan Young. “It’s all on the attitude of the team. If we have a good attitude, we will be phenomenal. If we hang our heads, we get out of the game.” The Lady Eagles fought exhaustion and won the last two matches 25-20 and 15-13. “By the fifth game, we knew we had it in us and we got it done,” said senior Heather Monk. “Expecting to win is our new tradition.”

“Our captions stepped up and were talking in the huddle before I was,” explained Coach Goings. “In the huddle we said this wasn’t over. I just can’t be more pleased with tonight. Three games in three days, the girls were exhausted but they gave it their all and we got three wins. Also, bench support was unreal tonight, especially in that fifth game.”

Pippenger had 12 kills and Farner had 11. Pulley had 18 assists and Herendeen had 16. Jones had 15 digs and both Young and Pulley had 12. Monk had four blocks. Young had five aces and Blake had two.

The Lady Eagles faced the Westview Warriors on Monday night. They lost in four games, 19-25, 25-21, 14-25, and 23-25.

Herendeen had two aces. Herendeen and Pulley both had 18 assists a piece. Farner had two blocks. Young had 27 digs. Pippenger and Farner both had 13 kills.

The Lady Eagles are back in action on Thursday, October 6 at Fairfield and back home on Monday, October 10 against Heritage for senior night.

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