WILMINGTON — The Wilmington High School volleyball team defeated East Clinton 25-16, 25-23, 25-14 Monday in a non-league match at Fred Summers Court.
“Wilmington came ready to play and played a great game of volleyball,” EC coach Samantha McGraw said. “We just couldn’t get anything to fall.”
Wilmington is now 8-12 overall while East Clinton slips to 11-4 on the year.
For the Astros, Myah Jones had five kills, 14 assists, a block and five digs. Libby Evanshine totaled 15 kills and a block. Gracie Evanshine and Gracie Boggs finished with four kills each. Jericka Boggs had five assists and Emma Malone had seven digs.
For Wilmington, coach Jenna Persinger said her squad is hitting its stride at the right time.
“These girls are finally finding their groove with each other and playing as a team,” she said. “Total team win. We’ve been talking about consistency, not getting too up or too down, but playing our game from start to finish and (on Monday) they came out and proved what they can accomplish.”
Persinger said setters Chay Johns and Caroline Diels “dig a great job of moving the ball around.” In addition, Sami McCord, Emily Self and Emily Butcher “had a strong presence at the net.”
The coach also said Kathryn Hardin and Mariah Knowles “had some great swing and were able to put the ball down at key moments in the match.”
Vanessa Addison and Logan Osborne served the ball extremely well and Harlie Bickett’s defense was second to none, Persinger said.