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Lady Hornets rally to beat Lady Flyers

Jim Walker

COAL GROVE — Talk about your conundrum.
Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ head coach Tricia Damron was torn between being seeing her daughter play well and her team winning.
As it turned out, she got both.
Coach Damron’s Lady Hornets got a hard-fought senior night volleyball win over the St. Joseph Lady Flyers on Wednesday in a game that saw daughter Gracie Damron throw a scare into her mom.
“As the saying goes, ‘my kid about gave me a heart attack,’ well, that was true tonight,” said coach Damron. “But our girls came through and got a win on senior night.”
The Lady Hornets battled past the Lady Flyers in a four-set volleyball win, 23-25, 25-13, 26-24 and 25-20.
After tying the game 1-1, the Lady Hornets were up 23-17 in the third set when Gracie Darmon came up to serve and the Lady Flyers rallied to tie the set at 23. Coal Grove managed to win the set 26-24 and then got the win in the final set by five points.
Addi Dillow had 13 points with 13 kills, six aces and 14 digs while Caitlin Dillon had eight points and 16 assists to lead the Lady Hornets.
Also for the Lady Hornets, Rylee Harmon had four points and 17 kills, Kaleigh Murphy got 14 points with five kills, five aces and 13 digs, Halley Booth 24 assists and Mikayla Daniels eight kills.
The Lady Flyers’ had Gracie Damron with 15 points, Jadyn Green got eight points and Bella Whaley seven points.
St. Joseph statistics were:
Emma Whaley seven digs; Jade DeGiorgio one ace and 23 digs; Chloe Sheridan three kills, 13 assists, 17 digs and one solo block; Faith Mahlmeister three aces, 13 kills, two digs, one block assist; Gracie Damron seven aces, three kills, one solo block, one block assist, five digs; Bella Whaley two aces, one block assist and 14 digs; Emilee Blankenship two kills, one solo block and two block assists; Jadyn Green three aces, three kills, one block assist, two assists and 20 digs.
On Thursday, the Lady Hornets host Chesapeake in an Ohio Valley Conference game while the Lady Flyers entertain Symmes Valley in a Southern Ohio Conference game.