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LADY BULLDOGS MOUNT COMEBACK AGAINST VALLEY

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Valley Christian Lady Eagles Volleyball Team is becoming a force to be reckoned with.  However, the experience of the East Palestine team they faced on Tuesday night proved to be a bit too much, the Lady Bulldogs took the match 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22.

In the first set, the Lady Eagles caught East Palestine by surprise, and it was apparent in body language on the opposing side of the net.  Valley had big-time players step up in that first set like Di Di Tensley, Savannah Kitchen, Naudia Beck, and Kyiel Turner.  The rotation for Coach Ron Voitus consisted of just 7 players due to illness, but they made waves in the first set and had a convincing victory.

For East Palestine, the senior leadership of Gia Brestelli and Sophia Foster kept the Lady Bulldogs grounded, and tenacious while on the comeback trail.  Brestelli had several moments throughout the match from the service position where she showed poise and grace on her way to a 18 point, 10 dig performance.  Foster continued to be a force on the front line with 15 kills, and an ace.  Mackenzie Parker was an assist machine with 19 on the night, while EP’s representative for Baird Brothers Big Dog of the Valley, Mia Lee filled up the stat sheet with 14 kills and 13 digs.

East Palestine (4-2) will take a breath and take on the Academy for Urban Scholars on Wednesday at home.

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