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Lady Warriors split matches in home tournament

Staff writer

The PBHS Lady Warriors opened the regular season Sept. 7 with a home triangular.

The Lady Warriors were defeated in the first match by Little River 21-25, 12-25, but came back to defeat Hope 25-14, 25-15. The team continues with league play this week with a trip to White City.

Little River

PBHS played from behind in game one against Little River coming as close as one point several times in the contest. Michaela Methvin led the team with four kills and an ace. Embry Hodges had three kills. Page Lewis and Rayna Barnes each had one. PBHS lost game one, 21-25.

Game two started better with PBHS taking the lead, 2-1, with a kill from Hodges. Little River then took over, scoring 12 points in a row. Barnes had two kills in the game. Methvin and Hodges each had one. PBHS lost game two and the match, 12-25.

Methvin had six kills in the match and Hodges had four. Barnes, Hodges, and Sarah Hoffman each had a block. Hoffman also recorded seven assists.

Hope

Methvin had three kills early to set the pace in game one against Hope. Brandee Burnett helped the team with two aces and Tori Schroeder, Barnes, and Hodges each had kills in the 25-15 game one victory.

PBHS fell behind early in game two but came back to tie the game at 3 with a tip set by Hoffman. Paige Lewis scored with two kills and the team then coasted to a game two, match win, 25-14.

Methvin had six kills in the match. Barnes had five and Hodges had three. Schroeder led with nine digs and Hoffman had 13 assists in the match.

The Lady Warriors came in second in the Solomon tournament Saturday with four match victories and one match loss.

The team defeated Solomon 25-16, 25-19; Lincoln 25-17, 25-20; Elyria Christian 25-13, 27-25; and Wakefield 25-14, 25-20. The only loss of the day came in match four to Inman 15-25, 19-25. Inman won the tournament with five wins and no losses.

Solomon

The Lady Warriors took the early lead in game one against Solomon. Michaela Methvin had a kill and a block and PBHS led 7-3. Solomon came back to within one, 10-9, but PBHS had kills from Methvin and Rayna Barnes to help stretch the lead to as many as seven. The Lady Warriors won game one, 25-16.

PBHS struggled early in game two but Tori Schroeder, Embry Hodges, and Methvin helped the team to get even at 6-6. Methvin then led the net attack with four kills and Schroeder assisted with three. PBHS won the game and the match, 25-19.

Lincoln

Kills from Paige Lewis and Hodges helped the team to tie game one at 5-5. PBHS then had kills from Sarah Hoffman, Schroeder, Barnes, and Hodges and an ace from Brandee Burnett to give the team the 12-6 edge. The team then went on to the 25-17 win. Hodges led the net attack with six kills.

The Lady Warriors built a three-point lead at 5-2 but Lincoln came back to take the 9-8 advantage. PBHS trailed until a Paige Lewis kill tied the game at 20-20. Lewis had a block and a kill in the last four points of the game. Hoffman had a tip set and Barnes had a block to end game two, 25-20.

Elyria Christian

Methvin had the first four PBHS points in game one against Elyria with three kills and a tip. Hodges then had a kill followed by another Methvin kill. Two aces by Schroeder and a Hoffman tip put the Lady Warriors at the 10-1 advantage. PBHS went on to win game one, 25-13.

Hoffman recorded two early aces in game two and PBHS led 3-0. One kill each by Methvin and Hodges kept PBHS on top by one, 5-4. PBHS remained in front but Elyria came back to within one, 24-23. The Lady Warriors found themselves in a tie at points 24 and 25. Hoffman earned the kill to make the score 26-25 and Hodges put the game away with a kill. The Lady Warriors won, 27-25. Methvin had four kills in the game and Hodges had two.

Inman

A Methvin kill tied the game at one, but PBHS then played from behind for the remainder the first game of the Inman contest. Despite kills by Methvin and Hodges and blocks by Hoffman and Schroeder, the PBHS squad lost game one, 14-25.

The game two early advantage went to the Lady Warriors. A Methvin kill and block and a Schroeder ace helped to build a 6-3 lead. Inman then came back to tie the score at 10. A Hodges kill kept the game even at 11 and a Methvin kill did the same for point 12. Another kill by Hodges and a Methvin/Lewis block kept the game even to 14. PBHS claimed the lead briefly on a Methvin block, 15-14, but then Inman surged back to take the lead and the game two win. PBHS lost game two, 19-25.

Wakefield

In the fifth and final match for PBHS at the Solomon tournament, the Lady Warriors took the 4-2 lead with three kills by Methvin and one by Hodges. Methvin earned a couple more and Lewis got into the scoring with a kill and an ace. A block by Barnes, a tip and a kill by Hodges, a Schroeder ace, and a Methvin kill took the Lady Warriors to the 19-8 advantage. Hoffman ended the game at 25-14 with a tip.

Hodges opened game two with a kill. Methvin followed with two, but then the Lady Warriors struggled and fell behind. Lewis had a kill to get the PBHS squad to 6 but Wakefield then built a big lead 17-11. PBHS stayed in the game and a Methvin kill tied the game at 19. Barnes gave the team a two-point advantage, 22-20, with a block.

Lewis then took the PBHS squad to victory with two tips and a kill. PBHS won game two, 25-20.

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