EAST PALESTINE, OH-  The East Palestine Lady Bulldogs came out with their hearts on fire to begin the match against Heartland on Wednesday.  Unfortunately, the Lady Lions were able to respond accordingly, dousing the fire and completing the comeback victory against the red-hot Lady Bulldogs 24-26, 25-20, 19-25, 25-14, 15-8.

Junior Malynn Bistarkey treated her dad to an outstanding performance on his birthday with 12 timely kills and a pair of blocks, earning her Gorby’s Player of the Game.  Olivia Figley continued her streak of success with 9 kills and 5 blocks while McKenna Griffith had 14 points and 6 aces from service.  Morgan Cheurco helped out her team as well with 34 assists.

For Heartland, it was a standout performance for Makayla Osborn with 7 points, 4 aces, 3 blocks, 15 kills, and 20 digs.  Lydia Wilson also filled up the stat sheet with 52 assists, 5 points, 3 kills, 18 digs, and a half-dozen blocks.

Heartland pushes to 12-3 overall while East Palestine falls to 8-5 (6-2.)

The Lady Bulldogs look to protect home court as they get back to EOAC play tomorrow against Lisbon.  EP looks to “White Out” the Dog Pound against their conference foe.  Action is set for around 7pm.