The Vienna High School volleyball team hosted Goreville in the annual “pink out” match for cancer awareness last Monday night. Goreville defeated the Lady Eagles in three sets, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22.
In the opening game, Vienna combined some Goreville miscues with two aces by Carley Childress and kills by Maranda Chance and Montana Craig to build a 14-4 lead. Goreville rallied to tie it at 18-18, then outscored the Lady Eagles 7-1 the rest of the way for the win.
In the second game, it was Vienna’s turn to come back. The Lady Cats had an 11-6 lead before Vienna evened it up at 15-15. Goreville opened up a 23-20 lead, but the Lady Eagles ended the game with a 5-0 run to win the set.
Goreville was ahead in the third game until the Lady Eagles took an 18-17 lead on a kill by Craig. Goreville then went on a 7-1 run to regain the lead at 24-21, and they held on for the victory.
In the JV match, Vienna defeated Goreville in two sets, 25-15, 25-13.
On Tuesday of last week, the Lady Eagles lost to visiting Crab Orchard in three sets, 25-21, 19-25, 19-25.
In the first game, Vienna scored five straight points to take a 10-5 lead. From there, the Lady Trojans came back to tie it at 11-11, then went on to take a 17-15 lead. Two consecutive kills by Carley Childress tied it up again at 17-17. With the Lady Eagles holding a 22-21 advantage, Alice Ann Kotter served up an ace putting Vienna ahead by two (23-21) and they held on the rest of the way for the win.
Vienna trailed 11-3 in the second game before they battled back to narrow the gap to 13-10. Crab Orchard then outscored Vienna 7-3, pushing their lead to 20-13. The Lady Eagles again rallied with a kill and an ace by Childress, a kill by Kotter, and another ace by Childress to get within 20-17, but they could get no closer.
The Lady Eagles fell behind 18-9 in the third game. They were able to trim Crab Orchard’s lead to 21-18 on a kill by Montana Craig before the Lady Trojans ended the game with a 4-1 run to win the match.
Up next for Vienna: Thursday at Galatia at 6:00 p.m.; Saturday at Massac County tournament at 9:00 a.m.; next Tuesday at Johnston City at 6:15 p.m.