Pelham varsity volleyball 12-13 overall in season

Published 12:05 pm Monday, September 21, 2015

Sophomore Emorie Long, 15, takes a shot at the ball against the Oak Mountain Eagles Sept. 15. (Contributed)

Sophomore Emorie Long, 15, takes a shot at the ball against the Oak Mountain Eagles Sept. 15. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— The Lady Panthers are 12-13 overall with eight matches left on their schedule for the fall volleyball season. In its own conference, 6A area 8, Pelham holds a record of 1-1.

Pelham hosted Oak Mountain High School Sept. 15, but were unable to take them down, losing 17-25, 21-25, 25-23 and 23-25. Senior right hitter Sarah Sudd led the team against the Eagles with six aces and five kills.

Josie Harwood, a middle/right hitter contributed 10 kills, one ace and one block, Courtney Hayhurst had three kills and six blocks, Jordan Allison had 28 digs and Georgia Stonicher had 29 assists and three digs.

Allison and senior outside-hitter Erin Hines led the team in a tournament with Walker and Gardendale high schools, resulting in a loss to Walker 21-25 and 18-25 and a win against Gardendale 25-20 and 25-16.

Hines had nine kills and 11 digs against Walker and five kills and seven digs against Gardendale. Allison racked up 20 digs in the matches against Walker and an additional six versus Gardendale.

Pelham’s Stonicher contributed 22 assists and one dig and Hayhurst had four kills and two blocks in the Walker match.

In the matches against Gardendale, Hayhurst racked up five kills and one block, Stonicher had 22 assists and three digs and Emorie Long had four kills and one block.

The Panthers played in two matches Sept. 18, winning against Buckhorn High School 2-0 and losing to Austin High School 0-2. They lost an additional match Sept. 19 0-2 to Madison Academy.

Pelham takes on Jackson-Olin in a conference match Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. next, followed by a non-conference match with Hueytown High School Sept. 24. The Lady Panthers will host John Carroll Catholic High School in another conference match Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.