PREP AND COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Magnolia Takes Down Wirt County in Volleyball
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kayna Anderson stuffed the star sheet with four points, five aces and 20 digs as Magnolia defeated Wirt County 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-23 in prep volleyball action Monday night at Magnolia High School.
Kyndra Pilant was also solid for the Blue Eagles (16-8-1) as she tallied four aces, 25 kills and 10 digs while Lenieca Grimm gathered five points and 40 assists.
Alyssa Kocher collected eight points and 10 digs while Zoey Jenkins secured nine points and eight digs.
d. John Marshall
25-19, 25-17, 25-17
MORRISTOWN — Union Local bounced back from a disappointing performance in the OVAC Class 3A Tournament with a regular-season sweep of John Marshall inside ‘The Hangar.’
Torre Kildow led the way for the Jets (21-1) as she stuffed the stat sheet with 14 kills, 12 digs, seven assists, three sets and a pair of service aces.
Casey Kildow added 24 assists, 20 digs, 15 sets, 10 kills and two aces.
Reagan Vinskovich chipped in five sets, four kills and a like number of digs, while Lacy Bilyeu had two dozen sets and 12 digs. Chloe Doud had 15 sets.
Deri is MEC
Player of the Week
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — West Liberty University senior safety Logan Deri has been honored as the Mountain East Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead the Hilltoppers to a 47-6 blowout of Concord Saturday afternoon at West Family Stadium.
A four-year starter and team captain from North Huntingdon, Pa., Deri added yet another chapter to his impressive senior campaign in the Homecoming rout.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder led the team with 10 tackles — including eight solo stops — while also forcing a fumble with a highlight-reel hit, blocking a punt and picking up a tackle-for-loss in a stat sheet-stuffing performance. The 10 tackles marked Deri’s fourth double-figure tackle game in six starts this season as he continues to close in on the 300-tackle career milestone.
Deri and his West Liberty teammates step out of MEC play this weekend with a short trip to Canton, Ohio to take on Walsh University out of the G-MAC. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at the 23,000-seat Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.