The Huskies continued to move through the season with continually having to adjust their lineup. In the match with Wilkes Central, the Huskies were missing three of their regular starters due to injuries.
The match was a close match from start to finish with all four games being decided by a total of 12 points, with game three being a six-point differential. Games one, two, and four were a two-point differential with games one and four being extended into extra points till a winner was decided.
“I thought we started the match very sluggishly,” Coach Laura Foster elaborated on her Huskies, “ and we did not start playing good until game three.”
The Huskies dropped game one to the Eagles with a 27-25 score, giving the Eagles their only victory of the match. Ashe then rallied to win games two, three, and four, with a 25-23 decision in game two, 25-19 in game three, and then a match winning 29-27 victory in game four.
Ashe’s duo of Jessica Walker and Caitlin Elliott once again dominated their opponents as Elliott recorded 21 kills in the match, and Walker tallied 26 assists.
The Huskies also were successful on their serves as they went 92-99 as a team. Elliott and Hillary Bowlin each had a perfect match serving with Elliott going 15-15, and Bowlin 13-13 in the match. Paige Matheson was 15-16, Chloe Craine was 13-14, Randall Joines was 19-21, and Walker went 17-20.
At the net, Brittany Lyalls recorded five kills to help the Huskies along, while Joines recorded two kills and Matheson, Walker, and MacKinsey Johnson each added a kill.
The Huskies are currently in third place in the MVAC behind Starmount and Alleghany, both of whom has handed the Huskies one of their two losses.
The Huskies had a crucial match on Thursday evening when they hosted the Forbush Falcons, who also stand in third place in the MVAC with two losses. Next week, the Huskies travel to East Wilkes on Tuesday to face the Cardinals, which is their only scheduled game for the week. Look for results of Thursday’s match with Forbush in Tuesday’s edition of the Jefferson Post.