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Oriole spikers beat Scott, fall to the Dukes at home

By KIM NELSON
Special to the SWT

 

In a most exciting match, the Pulaski Middle School volleyball team upended Scott Memorial in a three-set contest, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10 on the road. Unfortunately, for the Oriole spikers, the sweet taste of a big win did not last long Pulaski lost to Dublin Thursday, 19-25. 10-25 for its first loss of the season. The Orioles now stand at 4-1 on the season.

 

In the first game against Scott, Pulaski missed just two serves with Aubrey Vaughan leading the way with a 5-for-5 performance and Jaden Lawson at 4-for-4. Lawson connected on three hits to lead the Orioles’ offense and Samantha Scott chipped in one. Summer Delph and Vaughan combined for three assists. Top passers were Madison Williams and Delph.

 

Vaughan again led the Orioles from behind the service line in game two, with a 9-for-9 performance. Delph was 4-for-4 and Williams 4-for-5. Lawson pounded out three hits, while Victoria Cantrell added two. Vaughan and Delph teamed for five assists. Cantrell was the top passer.

The deciding game was close the entire way until the Orioles took control with the score tied 10-10 to finish out the game with a 15-10 win.

 

Cantrell turned in a 5-for-5 performance from behind the service line, while Delph was 3-for-3 and Scott 3-for-4. Lawson had two hits, while Williams and Scott each added one. Delph and Vaughan collected a combined four assists. Scott was the top passer.

 

In the B contest, Pulaski fell 15-25. MaKenna Yates was a perfect 4-for-4 from the service line and Emma Sarver finished 3-for-4.

 

Against cross-county rival Dublin Thursday, the Orioles started off strong, pulling out to an early 7-2 lead. They led again at 13-12, but could not get their offense going from this point.

 

The Orioles missed just one serve in the opening contest with Vaughan and Delph going 4-for-4, and Williams 5-fo-6. The setting duo again teamed for seven assists. Lawson and Cantrell each tallied two hits, while Scott, Williams and Delph each added one.

 

For the Lady Dukes, Jacey Hendrix led the way as the leading server with eight points. Leah Keefer back her up with four points from the service line.

 

Pulaski could not bounce back from the loss in game one. No Oriole had more than two serves in the second game. Scott led the offensive attack with three hits, while Lawson chipped in two, and Raegan Ratcliff-Calfee had one. Vaughan and Delph finished with a combined six assists. Scott was the top passer in the second game.

 

Emma Sarver led the Orioles from the service line in the B game, going 7-for-7. Gracie Sarver finished 4-for-4 and Sara Jarrells 3-for-3. In the second B contest, Emma Sarver was 7-for-8 from the service line. Madison Spence and Gracie Sarver were both 2-for-2, and Josie Hamblin 1-for-1.

 

Olivia Hull led the Lady Dukes with 10 consecutive serves and 12 total points. Keefer added two points for Dublin.

 

The Orioles will travel to Galax next week for their next match.

 

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