To say that the Waldron Sr High Lady Bulldogs volleyball squad has been busy busy busy would be an understatement. The last two weeks the girls have celebrated senior night, spent almost 7 hours on the road for two away games, and took on some heavyweight contenders including Hackett, Charleston, and Mansfield. Now, with one more week in front of them, the Sr Lady Bulldogs are preparing for two conference games before having a bye week.
Recently, the Lady Bulldogs stepped up to the net to take on Hackett at home for senior night and Mansfield, Charleston, and Green Forest on the road. In their match against the Mansfield Lady Tigers, Waldron was able to keep pace in each set before falling short a few points ending with 21-25, 18-25, and 20-25. Leading the pack for the Mansfield game was Rheagan Sanford with kills, Jessica Ozuna with aces, and Ashton Young with digs. The same was the case when the Lady Bulldogs faced Charleston in a hard-fought battle ’til the end. Waldron walked away with sets of 23-25, 23-25, and 25-20. Taking control in the kills department against the Lady Tigers was Rheagan Sanford who also led with aces. Kentucky Spence gave rise to the blocks arena and Ashton Young spearheaded with digs.
After their game against the Elkins Lady Elks got rescheduled to October 5, Waldron put their attention on their senior night game against Hackett. Although the Lady Bulldogs took a loss against the Lady Hornets, it wasn’t from a lack of trying. One thing about the Lady Bulldogs is that they never ever go down without a fight. Waldron played with ruthless perseverance and a feistiness that would make any coach, team, or community proud. Leading in kills was Rheagan Sanford, in aces was Bianca Hinojosa, and in digs was Ashton Young.
“It was a tough couple of weeks,” explained Coach Hannah Scantling. “I thought the girls competed well, but we just couldn’t find our groove. I’m proud of how the girls have responded and came back to have one of their best practices of the year after their Charleston game.”
To end their week on September 10, the Lady Bulldogs conquered a huge win against the Green Forest Lady Tigers 3-0. Walking away as ace mavens was Sanford with 7, Ozuna with 4, Richmond with 3, Karissa Johnston with 2, and Young with 1. Prevailing with digs was Richmond with 4, Hinojosa, and Anastasia Lynch with 2 each, and with one apiece was Sanford and Ozuna. The Lady Bulldogs will walk into their match against the Paris Lady Eagles on September 14 at home with a 3-2 conference record.
Photos courtesy of Sandy Tull