It took 5 games, but the James Buchanan Lady Rocket volleyball team pulled out another win.
The Lady Rockets beat Middletown 3-2 in a volleyball match Thursday.
JB (3-2) won the first game 25-10 and third 27-25. Middletown won the second game 25-18 and forced a game 5 with a 27-25 win in game 4. The Lady Rockets secured the victory by jumping out to 4-0 and 10-3 leads in the fifth game which they won 15-9.
“I’m proud of the girls maintaining focus throughout the match after playing three matches and a tournament in the last six days,” JB coach Erica Piper sai.d “We came together as a team when we needed to. I feel like we finally played our style of volleyball in the fifth game and were able to pull it out.”
State leaders for JB were: Kills – Mackenzie Stoner 13, Rylynn Welsh 12, Campbelle Dayley 7. Blocks – Makena Clayton 4, Dayley 2, Welsh 2. Assists – Carly Sollenberger 30. Digs – Welsh 26, Stoner 24, Dayley 22, Lydia Jones 20, Sollenberger 17. Service points – Welsh 25, Sollenberger 16, Dayley 14.