Astro volleyball forges tie for first in SBAAC National


Photo  by Peter Sodini

Photo by Peter Sodini


Photo by Peter Sodini


Photo by Peter Sodini


Photo by Peter Sodini


LEES CREEK — The red-hot East Clinton volleyball team continued its winning ways Tuesday with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 win over Williamsburg.

East Clinton is now tied with Williamsburg for first place in the SBAAC National Division, both teams 10-1 in league play.

East Clinton is 18-2 overall while the Wildcats go to 17-4.

Williamsburg won the match earlier in the season at WHS, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21.

“The girls were pumped for this game,” coach Sarah Sodini said. “Since Williamsburg beat us in September, we were able to see some glaring holes and issues. Every practice since we have been working with this game in mind. We adjusted our defense and we’ve been working on coverage and blocking.”

The Astros haven’t been defeated since that match back on Sept. 14, winning 10 straight.

The two teams have one league match remaining on Thursday, the Astros at Bethel-Tate and the Wildcats home against Georgetown.

Williamsburg had won six straight league titles until East Clinton ended that streak last season.

East Clinton’s Megan Tong, who wears uniform No. 5, recorded the 555th assist of her career during the match. She finished with 16 assists, three kills, two digs and a block.

Eryn Bowman had a kill, two assists, a block and two digs. Jordan Collom had four aces, 14 assists and two digs. Libby Evanshine totaled 17 kills, six aces, two assists and 13 digs. Jozie Jones had three kills, an assist and two blocks. Lauren Stonewall finished with five kills, four digs, two blocks and an ace. Savannah Tolle had an ace and 16 digs. Kami Whiteaker had nine kills, two digs and an assist.

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