Moulton seventh and eighth grade girls kicked off their winter volleyball seasons, with the sevenths taking Clinton to three games but falling behind, 14-21, 21-15, 19-21. The Lady Rams eighths stepped up and won their match in two games, 21-16, 24-22.

Lady Rams coach Stephanie Fleener, commented on the seventh grade game. “This was a very good match for us, although we wish the results would have been different. The girls were very nervous and still have a lot to learn. We served hard and passed well, so now we hope that continues and we can build on the rest of our game.”

Taylor Rhodes led the Lady Rams seventh with 17 points. Shannon Boone and Ali Hankins also hit hard at the net, putting in 11 points each in the three-game match. Sloane Lynch also was good for seven points and Hollie Schultz added four.

The Lady Ram seventh started 0-1 and traveled to to Sullivan Monday night (results in Friday’s Daily Union).

Ram 7th stats: Schultz 4 pts, 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 assists; Rhodes 17 pts, 1 kill; Hankins 11 pts, 3 kills, 1 dig; Lynch 7 pts, 1 kill, 1 dig; Blackford 1 kill; Ashley Bitting 4 pts, 1 kill, 3 digs, 4 assists; Boone 11 pts, 3 kills.

In the eight grade win (21-16, 24-22), Lexi Jarnagin attacked the net for team-high eight points and also led in kills with three. Erin Yockey was also a heavy-hitter with seven and Alexis Flore and Jackie Wiseman knocked down six each. Flore also led in assists with five. Tarci Howell, Daley Schwengel, Stefanie Shanks and Ranae Julius added four each and Shanks led in digs with nine. Brittany Peifer also hit for two in the Rams victory.

Head coach of the eighth grade team, Lisa Peiffer remarked, “This was a good match overall. The kids really stepped up and played a solid game. We controlled the service line with only two bad serves and played pretty good defense. It was a good way to start the season and I am looking forward to what they do Monday night against Sullivan.”

Eighth

Jarnagin 8 pts, 3 kills, 1 block; Flore 6 pts, 3 digs, 5 assists; Julius 4 pts, 1 kill; Peifer 2 pts, 2 kills; Wiseman 6 pts, 2 digs, 3 assists; Shanks 4 pts, 9 digs; Schwengel 4 pts, 2 kills, 2 digs; Yockey 7 pts, 1 kill; Howell 4 pts, 5 digs; Alexa Meyer 1 kill.

The Moulton Lady Rams eighth are 1-0 early in the season and play at Sullivan, Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

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