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Lady Airedales drop 5A match to Panthers, 25-22, 25-11, 24-26, 25-16 9/22/22

Lady Airedales drop 5A match to Panthers, 25-22, 25-11, 24-26, 25-16 

 

By Kevin Taylor

Alma Schools 

 

The Alma Lady Airedales dropped a 25-22, 25-11, 24-26, 25-16 decision to Greenbrier in 5A-West play. 

 

Alma (1-5 in league play) led at some point in all four games. 

 

Jenna Williams played well for the winners with 14 kills and 15 digs. Mia Nichols finished with six kills. 

 

Senior Rachel James led with 19 assists. Mabrey Birchfield and Miranda Gibson had nine digs apiece. 

 

Alma was within one (22-21) in the opening set. They nearly let the third game get away, too, after falling behind 24-23. 

 

“We were down 24-to-23 in the third set, and they had the serve and we had to call a timeout and were able to fight back and win that set, I think that’s just guts,” Alma coach Kim Weaver said. “Our skill is improving, but our mentality has kind of lagged behind. I think there, we kind of saw some execution meet some guts and some confidence. That’s something we can really build on.”

 

Alma will host Greenwood on Thursday. 

 

Alma frosh win 

 

The Lady Airedales’ junior high team took a pair from Farmington this week, 25-20, 25-20, to even their overall record at 5-5 and improve to 1-0 in conference play. 

 

Once again, Chloe Gregory came up big with five kills, four aces, and a team-high 11 assists and eight digs. 

 

Breella Hughes led the way with five kills, three aces, two assists, and two digs. Leila Householder had five kills hit .300 for the match, while Emberly Kimes (eighth grader) had five kills and one assist, and one dig. 

 

Also for the Lady Airedales, Annabelle Davis had seven digs and two aces, and Izabel Benson and Maggie Brogan finished with two kills apiece. 

 

Brogan also had three digs, and Benson finished with two digs and one assist. 

 

Brooklyn Qualls added two digs and one assist and one ace. Matilyn Dunn finished with eight assists, two digs, and an ace.