Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 29, 2013

Honaker win BDD volleyball crown

HURLEY, Va. — Being tired was not a problem.

Despite playing back-to-back matches Honaker claimed the Black Diamond District tournament crown with a 3-0 victory over Twin Valley Tuesday night.

The Lady Tigers survived a marathon night, defeating Haysi 3-1 in the second of two semifinal matches before knocking off the Lady Panthers 25-19, 25-20, 26-24 in the championship finals.

The two clubs meet again tonight in Council in a playoff for the Crooked Road Conference regular season title and the regional playoff berth that goes with it.

"We knew had to get this over with and play again (Wednesday)," Honaker coach Amy Davidson said. "We played here last night then we played back-to-back tonight.

"I told the girls we condition all year long . It's not really a big, running sport, but you've got to be ready for five sets any night you play."

Ashton Goodie, Kaitlen Hubbard and Laura Hess keyed a 16-4 run to close out the first set, when Honaker overcame 8-1 and 15-9 deficits to gain momentum, something Twin Valley could not sustain.

"They made the plays," said Twin Valley coach Melisa Goodman. "We can't pass the ball and that hurt us."

Hess had eight kills and Hubbard and Madison Vandyke each finished with seven. Vandyke led Honaker (16-9) with 13 service points and Katie Caudill had 13 assists. Alexis Ramsey had 10 kills for Twin Valley.


Twin Valley 3, Hurley

Hurley made runs at Twin Valley in all three sets but came up short in Tuesday's semifinal opener.

Ramsey had 10 kills to lead the Lady Panthers to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 sweep.

Kara Goodman led a balanced service game with 17 service points, seven of them aces. .

Honaker 3, Haysi 1

Honaker got a balanced attack from start to finish in a 22-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 win over Haysi.

Five different Honaker players delivered six or more kills and four were in double figures in service points. Hess had a double-double to lead in both categories with 10 kills and 16 points.

Hubbard added 15 service points and seven kills, while Goodie had 11 service points and six kills. Compton contributed 15 service points and Allie Ford added six kills.

Erin Hyden was credited with 30 kills and Hannah Mondrage with 30 assists for Haysi. Markie Owens had 10 digs.

It was the rubber match between the two rivals and it followed the same scenario in each meeting. The winner lost the first set and won the last three.



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