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Tygarts Valley, EHS earn wins

September 19, 2012
By Edgar Kelley - Sports Editor , The Inter-Mountain

MILL CREEK - Tygarts Valley captured its first win of the season on Tuesday, defeating Trinity in five games at TVHS Gymnasium.

After dropping the first game of the match 25-21, the Lady Bulldogs bounced back with a 25-18 victory in game two and a 25-16 win in the third contest.

Trinity evened things up at 2-2 with a 25-22 win in the fourth game, before Tygarts Valley (1-3) won the fifth game, 15-8.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Trinity’s Brandi Flynn, left, and Tygarts Valley’s Kelsey Arbogast battle at the net Tuesday night in the Lady Bulldogs’ victory in Mill Creek

"I was happy with the way we battled back after losing the first game," Tygarts Valley coach Jackie Wetzel said. "We came back after that loss and won the next two, which really gave us a boost."

Shanda Howell had six kills, six aces and was the top server for the Lady Bulldogs in the contest.

Kelsey Arbogast led Tygarts Valley with seven assists, while Rachel New collected six.

"I thought we played well tonight," Wetzel said. "I thought our serving was a lot better than it has been in the previous games."

Tygarts Valley will visit South Harrison on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.

Elkins 3, Hampshire 0

Elkins defeated Hampshire in three games Tuesday night in non-conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The Lady Tigers (3-3) won the match in three straight, posting 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14 victories.

Amiah Price had three ace serves, five kills and 12 attacks for Elkins. Kaitlyn Miller followed with two ace serves, eight blocks, five kills and five attacks.

Taylor Miller had three solo blocks, four kills and four attacks for the Lady Tigers.

Delaney Johnson chipped in with six blocks, eight kills and eight attacks.

Cassie Plishka and Ashley Simmons had two ace serves each for Elkins.

"I felt Courtney Ray and Contrara Huffman both played well for us tonight," Elkins coach Penny Crawford said. "We really played well as a team. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come."

Elkins (1-5) lost the junior varsity contest in two straight games, 25-12 and 25-15.

The Lady Tigers will travel to Preston on Thursday for a Big 10 Conference matchup at 7 p.m.



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