Lady Colts win 3 out of 4

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School picked up three wins after playing in four matches starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in the PB Spikeout tournament hosted at the Colts’ Corral.

“It was a good tourney,” PBHS coach Heather Halfin said. “We showed signs of life at times, but not enough. They need to play with intensity and excitement. We beat Doddridge, Calhoun and Oak Glen in pool play. We went to three (sets) with Winfield, and lost. Bridgeport beat Winfield in three.”

The Lady Colts moved forward early on to begin with three consecutive straight-set match victories in best two out of three play to advance into the finals. Class AA Philip Barbour mowed down Class A Doddridge and Calhoun counties with lopsided scoring for the most part in their first two contests.

Oak Glen then came out of the AA ranks to give the hosts their best challenge of the day so far, though still falling 25-19 and 25-20 to the home-standing Colts.

McKenzie Carpenter notched 19 digs, 14 kills and 2 aces out of 8 total service points. Bailey Nestor went to the net for 5 blocks, while Jyra Casto collected 5 kill shots. Jenna Brown inked 10 digs, Kilea Payne served up 7 points, and Maddi Carpenter recorded 25 assists.

PB managed to hand Winfield a 25-15 first set loss. The Lady Generals, however, swept the next two sets as Winfield collected 25-21, and 25-17 wins on the court to settle the matter. Payne paced the Colts at the service line with 2 aces on 11 points total.

Maddy Jones and McKenzie Carpenter patrolled the floor for 13 digs each. Carpenter also dialed up 16 kill shots against Winfield. Jenna Brown brought a very useful 8 kills to the table for Philip Barbour. Maddi Carpenter set the Colts up with 27 points assisted.

It’s a week of practice for the Lady Colts until they hit the road Saturday for the Endless Summer tournament.

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