PB spikers finish second at Oak Glen

NEW CUMBERLAND — Philip Barbour reeled off a trio of straight set victories in the first four of its five matches played at a tournament at Oak Glen High School on Saturday.

The Lady Colts only match loss came in the title match, where the host Golden Bears took two in a row to defend home court with tallies of 25-18 and 25-15.

As PB got warmed up on the road, it started off with 25-15 and 25-22 set wins over Magnolia’s Blue Eagles. Seniors Riley Domingues and Taylor Mayle accounted for 11 and seven assists, respectively.

Sophomore Alyssa Hill notched eight kills, followed by senior Emma Kennedy with six kills. Freshman Emily Denison led PB in blocks with eight. Kilea Payne, a senior, nabbed six digs.

Kennedy had six points (two aces), Domingues inked five points and also serving up five points apiece were Payne (one ace) and Hill.

Philip Barbour then went toe-to-toe with triple-A Wheeling Park. The Colts won the first round 25-22 before Park took the second set, 25-22. A 25-19 tally in the third helped PBHS take the match for good.

Mayle and Domingues kept the ball up in the air with 18 assists each. Hill swung for 13 kills and Denison followed up with nine.

Denison also collected six blocks and six points with an ace in tow. Domingues served 12 points (one ace).

Freshman Averi Carpenter paced the Colts in digs with 12. Hill ran the court for eight more, Domingues (six) and Payne with five also chipped in.

Sophomore Lilley Criss made key contributions in the game against Weir. PB bested the Red Riders 25-13 and 25-16. Criss inked seven digs and seven points with an ace included.

Tyler Consolidated fell to the Colts in the semifinal round by counts of 25-16 and 25-10, while Philip Barbour continued to work on its lineup early in the season.

PB will will be at a Big 10 Conference quad match today at East Fairmont which also features Robert C. Byrd and Grafton.