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Lady Eagles Volleyball Tops in Washington 1A

By: Jeff Stoker


Connell, WA – The Connell Lady Eagles’ (4-0) volleyball team continued their hot start to the season with two outstanding performances last week. On Tuesday, September 12, the Lady Eagles squared off against the LaSalle Lady Lightning (1-1); a team that has been traditionally dominant. Connell was up to the test, winning in four sets, 3-1. The set scores were 25-10, 25-16, 21-25, and 25-15.

The Lady Eagles followed up the decisive victory in Union Gap with a road trip to Othello, WA to take on the Lady Huskies (2-1) on Thursday, September 14. The game was tough for both teams. All four sets were very close but the Lady Eagles pulled out the 3-1 victory. Scores for the sets were 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22. With the winning start to the 2023 season, MaxPreps has the Lady Eagles ranked #5 overall in Washington State (all classifications) and #1 among 1A schools.

Stats for the week:

Vs. LaSalle

Kennedy Hailey 18 kills, 15 digs, 10 assists; McKenzie Clyde 8 kills, 16 digs; Emilee Van Buren 5 kills, 9 digs; Edie Davis 17 assists, 11 digs; Lily Steele 16 digs, 2 service aces; Bella Holt 7 digs, 2 service aces; Haley VanHollebeke 100 percent serving, 7 digs; Leah Steele 4 stuff blocks; Kiersten Price - great net play; Miranda Garza - contributed awesome back row support

Vs. Othello

Kennedy - 20 kills, 5 assists; McKenzie - 6 kills, 95% serving accuracy; Edie - 19 assists; Lily - 100% serving accuracy, lead in back row digs; Leah - 2 stuff blocks, 2 kills; a full team effort was needed to defeat this quality opponent.

The Lady Eagles will look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday, September 19, at home against the Lady Rangers of Naches Valley (1-2).They will host the Lady Bears of Kiona-Benton (0-3) on Thursday, September 21. Connell will head out on the road again on Saturday, September 23, to participate in the Quincy Invite and again on Tuesday, September 26, to face the #14-ranked Royal City Lady Knights (2-2). The #9-ranked team in 2B classification, the Lady Cougars of Warden (5-2), will come to Connell on Thursday, September 28, to close out the Lady Eagles’ September schedule. Come out and support your Lady Eagles on the road.

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