August 31, 2011 Edition

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Lady Cats pull out win in
close match against Hoxie



Walnut Ridge's Katie Lewis meets Hoxie's Maddison Woodard at the net as Lady Cats (from foreground) Christin Holsapple, Ashlyn Cothern and Brittney Dobbs prepare for action. Walnut Ridge won three-of-five games to secure a victory in the match.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs and Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats met in high school volleyball action on Thursday at Hoxie's Hicks Gymnasium.

In senior high action, the Lady Mustangs jumped on top with a 25-12 win the first game. Walnut Ridge rallied to tie the match with a 25-22 second-game victory. Hoxie regained the advantage with a dominating 25-9 win the third game.

The Lady Bobcats fought back to earn a 25-17 victory in the fourth game, which sent the match to a decisive fifth game. Walnut Ridge pulled out an exciting 15-13 victory in the final game to capture the match.

For Walnut Ridge, Katie Lewis had 11 kills and six blocks. Christin Holsapple was 23-of-24 from the service line, including 14 aces.

For the Lady Mustangs, Sarah Manis had 31 assists and was 13-of-14 serving. Maddison Woodard had three assists and four kills and was 15-of-15 serving. Courtney Sears had 10 kills, three blocks and was eight-of-eight serving. Alyssa Coggins was also eight-of-eight serving, and had nine kills and a block. Krista Coffell and Grace Hall each had eight kills, and Autumn Nelson added one kill. Alexia Crow was 10-of-10 from the service line.

Junior high

Hoxie's junior Lady Mustangs defeated Walnut Ridge in two games, 25-17, 25-21.

For Hoxie, Krista VanKirk was 18-of-19 serving, with five assists and three kills. Zoe Willfond had three assists and a kill. Emily Hatfield had four kills, and Chasity Kingsland added one. Sequoia Irvin had a block and a kill.

The teams split a seventh-grade match, with Hoxie winning the first game 18-12, and Walnut Ridge taking the second 25-22.

Hoxie won a junior high B game 25-22, and a senior B game 25-17.

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