EAST PALESTINE, OH- In a three-match in a three-day stretch, East Palestine was able to fight through fatigue, and come out with a big victory against EOAC rival Lisbon on Thursday 3-1. The Lady Dogs were looking to bounce back from a loss to Heartland in which they had control but just couldn’t hold on. Thursday, the Lady Dogs showed grit winning 25-19, 25-15, 24-26, 25-20.
East Palestine (9-5,7-2) were paced by junior, Emily Berger, who had 13 points, 5 aces, 1 block, 14 kills, and 7 digs. Morgan Cheurco led the way in helpers with 31, 14 points, 5 aces, and 7 digs. Olivia Figley was a front-line assassin with 14 kills and 5 blocks while Jade McBride had 10 points, an ace, and 15 digs.
Lisbon (10-6, 5-4) spread the credit with Maddie Liberati dialing up 7 points, 7 aces, 4 blocks, 18 kills and 32 digs. Callie Steed had 10 points, 20 kills, and 28 digs while Jaidynn Entrinkin had 33 assists and 8 points.
East Palestine will meet up with Warren JFK on Monday in non-conference play.