Goshen, Pike County earn volleyball wins

Published 12:28 pm Friday, August 25, 2023

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The 2023 volleyball season got off to a start on Aug. 24 and both Pike County High School and Goshen High School picked up wins Thursday night.

The Goshen Lady Eagles picked up a 3-1 win over the Kinston Lady Bulldogs on the road. Goshen won the first set 25-20 and then picked up a 25-23 win in set two. Kinston won the third set 25-22 to escape the sweep but the Lady Eagles closed out the win with a 25-21 win in the fourth set.

Pike County also picked up a 3-0 sweep over the Barbour County Lady Jaguars on Thursday. PCHS won the first set 25-12 and then won both the second and third sets by a score of 25-9.
Nattayle Hughes led Pike County with 16 aces, while Kylan Wilkerson tallied 14 kills and seven aces and Hailey Griffin chipped in with 11 aces and 12 kills.

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The JV Lady Dawgs also picked up a 2-0 win over Barbour County, taking both sets 25-18 and 26-24.
The Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots dropped their season opener to the GW Long Lady Rebels in a 3-0 sweep. Long won all three sets 25-16, 25-9 and 25-18. Long’s Ally Whitehead earned nine kills and five blocks in the win.

The Zion Chapel Lady Rebels also dropped their season opener 3-0 to Elba. Elba won all three sets 25-20, 27-25 and 25-11. Hannah Finger led ZCHS with five aces and three kills, while Riley Bannin tallied three kills and four aces and Madison Meeks earned seven kills and four assists.