It was senior night for the Whiteoak Lady ‘Cats volleyball team as they hosted the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs on Tuesday night.
Lynchburg was looking to clinch the Southern Hills Athletic Conference big school division with a win, but the Lady ‘Cats had other plans as they stepped up their game in front of the home crowd and swept their opponents in three straights sets with scores of 26-24, 25-20, and 25-11.
In set one, Whiteoak got out to a healthy lead, taking advantage of the usual slow-starting Lynchburg girls. Lynchburg tried to make a comeback, even forcing the game into extra points, but Whiteoak held on to win game one 26-24.
In set two, Lynchburg fell behind once again and tried to make a effort to get back into the game, but the Lady ‘Cats held their composure, winning the second game.
In the third set, Whiteoak made sure to get on top and stay on top this time, building an impressive lead and holding it to win 25-11.
Lexi Jones for Whiteoak had five kills, seven blocks and 18 digs for the Lady ‘Cats while Emma Wardlow had nine kills.
“Lexi [Jones] rocked it tonight,” said Whiteoak coach Katie Pollard after the sweep of Lynchburg. “We’ve been working with her a lot this past week and I think she’s finally found her hitting at the end of the season. She had an awesome night.
“Macy [Knoblauch] had four serving aces there in that last game which I really think clutched it for us because we were ahead the other games and let [Lynchburg] come back, but I think those four aces were really nice.”
Whiteoak will have one more regular season game on Thursday at Manchester and will then host Sciotoville Valley on Monday to open up their tournament.
The Lady ‘Cats are now 7-12 overall and 5-7 in the SHAC with the one more league game on Thursday.
Lynchburg-Clay will still have a chance to clinch at least a share of the DI SHAC on Thursday when they host Ripley on senior night.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.