Lady Eagles top Kinston, 3-1

Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Pleasant Home’s River Baldwin tries for a block earlier tonight against Kinston. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Pleasant Home won its first two games and Kinston made a match of it in the third, but the Lady Eagles prevailed 3-1 over the Lady Bulldogs earlier tonight.

The Lady Eagles won 25-16, 25-10, 16-25, 25-6.

PHS volleyball coach Jerry Davis said the girls played well despite KHS causing unforced errors in the third game.

“They played extremely well,” Davis said.

Tonight’s match came after a close one with Opp last Thursday.

Davis said after last week, the girls had a good mind set.

“The girls’ frame of mind was to play tonight,” he said.

PHS led 7-2 in the first game, but KHS went on a 6-3 run to cut it to 10-8.

With a 12-9 lead, the Lady Eagles surged to a 13-7 run to get the first game win.

PHS then went on a 16-5 run in game two, where blocking, good serving and dominant front hitting were the keys for the Lady Eagles.

Kinston went off to a 4-0 start in the third game, and the Lady Eagles couldn’t get out of the rut.

Cassidy Godwin got a kill to cut it to 9-16 and Johnnie Forehand laced a kill to get it to a manageable 14-17.

KHS ended the third on a 4-0 run.

Pleasant Home turned the tables in the fourth going up 4-0 early and then went on a 13-0 run to take a 20-3 lead.

Forehand led PHS with eight kills, five aces and five blocks; Jade Self had seven kills; River Baldwin had seven kills and eight blocks; Cassidy Godwin had eight kills; Kristi Stamnes had six kills; and Anna Bulger served seven aces.

In junior varsity action, KHS won 25-17, 25-23.

PHS will be back in action on Thursday at Florala.

In other varsity volleyball action, Straughn swept Headland 25-17, 25-16, 25-7 to win its second area match in Class 4A, Area 2 action.

Jacie Williamson had seven aces and six kills; Meredith Rogers had six aces and three digs; and Katelyn Kinsaul had seven assists.

Andalusia fell 25-11, 25-11, 25-21 to Providence Christian.