Lady Knights sweep Hannan

Bryan Walters

October 7, 2013

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant volleyball team earned a season sweep of visiting Hannan Monday night following a 25-11, 25-15, 25-6 decision in a non-conference matchup between Mason County programs.

The host Lady Knights (4-8) trailed only twice in the entire match, both of which came in Game 2 after deficits of 1-0 and 2-1. PPHS led each of the three games by double digits, including a match-best 19 points on two different occasions in the finale.

Point Pleasant previously earned a 25-20, 25-10, 25-15 decision over the Lady Wildcats (0-12) during their first meeting back on September 9 at HHS.

The Lady Knights never trailed in Game 1 and twice led by 14 points, as the hosts stormed out to leads of 10-0 and 20-6 before finishing with a 14-point victory.

PPHS broke away from a 2-all tie in Game 2 by going on a 19-6 charge to secure its biggest lead of the contest at 21-8. Hannan rallied back to within single digits at 21-12, but Point countered with a small 4-3 run to claim a 2-0 match lead with the 10-point win.

The Lady Cats forced ties at one and two in Game 3, but the hosts scored 21 of the next 23 points to amass a sizable 23-4 advantage. Both teams traded points the rest of the way, allowing Point to wrap up the 19-point decision and the 3-0 match victory.

Megan Hammond led the Lady Knights with 16 service points and eight aces, followed by Charli Leach with 12 points and Brooke Entingh with eight points. Karissa Cochran and Megan Bates were next with respective point totals of seven and six, while Michaela Cottrill rounded out the scoring with three points.

Bates, Cochran and Entingh each contributed four aces apiece to the winning cause, while Leach and Cottrill respectively added three and two aces. The hosts finished the evening with 25 aces total and also had nine different players record at least one kill.

Cottrill and Bates led the net attack with four kills apiece, followed by Leach and Beth Porter with two kills each. Hammond, Cochran, Entingh, Macy Adkins and Becca Musgrave also had one kill each for the victors.

Leach led the offense with eight assists and Entingh was next with seven assists. Cochran led the defense with 15 digs, followed by Cottrill with seven digs and Hammond with six digs.

Heather Ellis led Hannan with four service points, followed by Valerie Randolph with three points. Jazi Casto and LaTosha Stover also had a service point each in the setback.