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St. Pius X Golden Lions
Volleyball Team Wins Last Three Matches In Home Playday
September 11th, 2010
After falling in the first match of the day to a strong hitting Chattahoochee squad despite Emily Morrison hitting .583, the Volleyball team rebounded to win their final three matches on their annual home playday. In the second match of the day, the Lady Lions, ranked #3 in AAA, faced the second ranked Columbus Blue Devils. The Blue Devils served aggressively and made few mistakes in game 1 taking it 25-19. They felt very comfortable and confident early in game 2 getting out to a 20-14 lead. The never say die St. Pius X team rallied behind the spark brought on by Amanda Stitt and Ashley Jones. Amanda led the team with both 13 assists and 3 aces from the setter position, including the key play of the match with a setter dump to take the lead. Ashley had 8 digs and served eight straight points to pull the team ahead 24-21. The 25-22 win paved the way for a third game which was also won by the Lions on 5 straight service points by Ashley Jones to pull in front in a back and forth set. Eight different players had kills in the match in a balanced attack that was led by Emily Morrison with 7 kills.
In two very different games against Lassiter the team won both by an idential 25-18 score. Game 1 saw the team run out to a lead early and just fight to push through the entire game. Game 2 saw the team fall behind early and come back to take the game at the end. The blocking of Alex Bidgood and Kelli Terricino highlighted the match. Alex also had a team leading 5 kills and Grace McGoldrick added 3 aces and 14 assists. In the finalle, St. Pius X won a three game marathon by making the key play after getting a slim lead to close out the match 25-23. Emily Morrison picked up 6 digs and 6 kills in the match including a tremendous kill for match point. Leah Hardeman kept up the pace with 6 kills of her own.