Wayne volleyball wins Mothman Tournament
by Bryan Walters
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant volleyball team posted a 5-3 overall record and just missed making the championship match Saturday during the second annual Mothman Volleyball Tournament held at PPJSHS.
The Lady Knights (6-9) split their opening match of the day with Ravenswood by counts of 25-23 and 15-25, then the hosts posted consecutive wins over Poca (25-19, 25-10) and Tolsia (25-21, 25-11) to own a 5-1 overall mark headed into their final qualifying match against Wayne.
The eventual-champion Lady Pioneers won both of those games by a count of 25-5 and 25-13, which eliminated PPHS from the championship finale. Wayne ultimately took two straight from Ravenswood in the title game, giving Wayne the 2012 Mothman Tournament trophy.
Against Ravenswood, Point was led at the service line by Charlie Leach with seven points and three aces, followed by Kaci Riffle with four points and Beth Porter with two points. Makennah Lewis, Megan Bates and Megan Davis added one point apiece in the split.
Riffle led the net attack with six kills and five blocks, followed by three kills each from Lewis and Bates. Karissa Cochran led the defense with 10 digs, while Leach led the passing game with 10 assists.
Bates led the service attack against Poca with 10 points and two aces, followed by Lewis and Davis with four points apiece. Riffle and Leach also had three points each in the win.
Lewis, Riffle and Bates each had three kills, while Leach and Davis added two kills and one kill respectively. Leach had a match-high nine assists and Cochran led the defense with 12 digs.
Lewis led the service attack against Tolsia with 12 points and three aces, followed by Brooke Entingh with seven points and Riffle with six points. Davis and Leach each added two points to the winning cause, while Bates chipped in one point.
Riffle led the net attack with six kills, followed by Bates with four kills and Davis with three kills. Leach had a team-best six assists and Entingh added five assists, while Cochran led the defense with six digs. No individual stats were available for the Wayne match.
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