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Lynchburg-Clay volleyball wins against Eastern; falls to Fayetteville

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

On Wednesday night the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs earned their first win of the 2023 volleyball season and did so by gaining a Southern Hills Athletic Conference win in the process.

The win by LCHS against the Eastern Lady Warriors — on the road — saw LCHS win in five sets, as they won sets two, four and five by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 15-6. EHS won set one at 25-20 and set three at 25-20.

LCHS totaled 37 kills while at EHS, where Mattie Magee totaled nine kills, and teammate Addy Carraher also had nine kills. Halle Greene finished with seven kills, Avery Shope totaled six kills, Kylie O’Connor totaled five kills and with one kill was Autumn Griffith.

Sixteen was the number of aces by LCHS on Wednesday, with Carraher, Ava Doughman, Greene and O’Connor each collecting three, with Allison Rockey, Joslyn Rockey, Shope and Griffith each powered their way to one ace.

Greene and Magee each had one block in the win, and leading in digs was Allison Rockey with 23 and Ava McLaughlin with 15. Other digs included: Carraher (nine), Doughman (two), Joslyn Rockey (eight), Magee (two), Shope (four), Greene (four), O’Connor (three) and Griffith (two).

Of the 29 assists by LCHS, McLaughlin had 17, and Carraher finished with nine. The remainder of the assists were credited to Allison Rockey (one) and Joslyn Rockey (two).

The receiving leaders were Allison Rockey with 27 and Joslyn Rockey with 13.

On Thursday (Aug. 31), LCHS lost to Fayetteville in five sets as Lynchburg-Clay won set one, 25-23 and set three, 26-24. Fayetteville won set two, 25-6; set four, 25-15; and set five, 15-5.