LEETONIA, OH- East Palestine knew they needed to win to keep pace in the EOAC coming into the Leetonia match.  The Lady Bulldogs chomped down with a victory in clean fashion (25-9, 25-18, 25-14) on Tuesday.

Senior, Jami Jones led the way for EP with 23 points, four aces, and 5 digs.  Emily Berger kept the train rolling offensively as well with 9 kills, 2 digs, and a pair of blocks while Malynn Bistarkey had six kills from the front row.

Alyssa Jones tracked Leetonia with 11 points, while Sam Schneider had 8 blocks on the night.

East Palestine is now 5-3 overall, and 3-1 in the EOAC, trailing Wellsville who sits atop the standings.

Both teams return to EOAC action this week as East Palestine will host Southern on Thursday while Leetonia takes on Lisbon.