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Paden City Wins Sectional

RITCHIE COUNTY — Paden City defeated Ritchie County in straight sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 to claim the West Virginia Class A Region One, Section Two championship in prep volleyball action Wednesday night at Ritchie County High School.

Mallory Yeater paced the Wildcats with nine points, 12 kills, 20 assists and 11 digs while Hope Weber gathered three points, 16 kills, nine assists and nine digs.

McKenzie Thomas collected 13 points and 10 digs while Brandis Dalrymple had three kills and four blocks.

Tanley McEldowney had six points and 12 digs.

Cora Anderson supplied 10 digs, Madi Kline had six points and Hallie McDonald dished out four assists.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

West Liberty 2

Davis & Elkins 0

ELKINS — The West Liberty University women’s soccer team scored in the opening minute and never looked back in cruising to a shutout of Davis & Elkins at Nuttall Field.

It was the second win in the last three matches for Coach Barry Christmas’s resurgent Hilltoppers (4-9-4, 4-6-4) while the Senators (7-7-2, 6-6-1) slipped back to the .500 mark with their third loss in the last four outings.

Nikki Lolua put the Hilltoppers ahead to stay just 42 seconds into the match when she corralled a long through ball from Claire Kelly and tucked a ball into the bottom right corner of the cage for a 1-0 lead.

That turned out to be all the offense the Hilltoppers needed as goalkeeper Olivia Montgomery backed a solid performance by the WLU back line with six saves to earn the shutout.

Alyssa Rhinaman gave West Liberty some breathing room in the 79th minute when she gathered a loose ball just outside the box and hammered it home from distance for a 2-0 final score.

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Davis & Elkins 5

West Liberty 0

ELKINS, W.Va. — The West Liberty University men’s soccer team surrendered a couple of early goals and couldn’t fight their way back as Davis & Elkins pulled away to a win under the lights at Nuttall Field.

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