PBHS volleyball defeats Central Burden

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns High School volleyball season ended Saturday at West Elk. The team won its first round match against Central Burden, 26-28, 25-17, and 25-19, but lost to Berean Academy in the second round, 25-18, 24-26, and 25-11. Berean defeated Madison for the sub-state crown.

Central Burden

Rayna Barnes opened game one with a kill. Net play from Barnes, Kaycy Gonzalez, Brandee Burnett, and Paige Lewis kept the score close but favoring Central Burden, 20-23. Cierra Foth tied the contest at 23 and a Gonzalez kill gave the Lady Warriors the one-point edge, 25-24. Central Burden came back to take the game one win, 28-26.

Jordan Gibson opened game two with an ace. The Lady Warriors had the 3-point edge, 13-10, with a Barnes tip. Lewis added three kills and Gonzalez scored three with a tip and two kills. Gibson ended the game with an ace, 25-17.

Down 10-4, Gonzalez tipped the ball for a score and the start of a rally for the PBHS squad. Lewis and Gonzalez scored two points each before a Gibson ace gave the team the go-ahead point, 14-13. Barnes, Burnett, Gonzalez, Katy Benson, and Lewis all scored late in the game. Lewis ended game three with an ace, 25-19.

Berean Academy

Benson closed the gap to 4-3 with a tip early in game one. Berean rallied, took a 10-point lead, and the Lady Warriors trailed, 20-10. PBHS rallied with points from Gonzalez, Barnes, McKenzie Ensminger and Lewis but lost, 25-18.

Barnes kills were the first three Lady Warriors’ points in a point-for-point opening in game two. Lewis and Gonzalez combined for two points and PBHS led, 5-4. A Lewis kill and Foth ace gave the team the 9-5 edge. PBHS built an 18-10 lead with points from Lewis, Gonzalez, Burnett, and Benson. A Berean rally was interrupted by a Lewis kill and the Lady Warriors had a 19-17 lead. Two Lewis kills gave the team the slight 24-23 edge. Gonzalez added a kill for the 25-24 lead. Gibson ended the game with an ace, 26-24.

PBHS struggled in game three. Gonzalez opened with the first three PBHS points but trailed 8-15 in the middle of the contest. Barnes had a kill and Lewis added two points. PBHS lost 25-11.

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