The James Buchanan Lady Rocket volleyball team took care of the West Perry Mustangs in 3 straight games Wednesday in a Mid Penn Colonial Division match.
The Lady Rockets (2-2) won by game scores of 25-19, 27-25 and 25-7. In the third game, Rylynn Welsh reeled off 16 straight service points in the middle of the game to secure the victory.
“We came out sluggish and were fortunate to win the second game,” JB coach Erica Piper said. “We did not play up to our ability the first two games. In the third game Rylynn served great and Mackenzie Stoner took over at the net. It was nice to see us show a glimpse of how we can play.”
Welsh finished with 21 points, 20 digs and 9 kills. Other stat leaders for the Lady Rockets were: Kills – Mackenzie Stoner 11, Welsh 9, Makena Clayton 5, Campbelle Dayley 4. Assists – Carly Sollenberger 32. Digs – Welsh 20, Lydia Jones 15, Dayley 14, Brinn Seville 12. Service points – Welsh 21, Sollenberger 12. Aces – Jones 2, Seville 2.
On Monday, the Lady Rockets lost 3-0 to Greencastle by game scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-18.
“Despite the loss I thought we did some really nice things,” Piper said. “The atmosphere was loud and it wasn’t something our girls were used to. But we never gave up and fought to the end. At times we played right with Greencastle, but we had too many passing errors.”
Stat leaders for JB were: Kills: Rylynn Welsh 9, Campbelle Dayley 8, Mackenzie Stoner 7, Lydia Jones 3. Blocks: Makena Clayton 4, Dayley 3. Assists: Carly Sollenberger 27. Service points: Stoner 13, Jones 10, Sollenberger 9, Brinn Seville 8. Aces: Jones 2.