Lady Indians sponsor sports battle fundraiser

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, October 18, 2017

by Amy Davis

The Lady Indians’ JV and Varsity volleyball teams recently hosted Windsor in the annual Dig Pink Game. The Dig Pink game gives both teams players to raise both awareness and money for breast cancer, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. The players play in honor of or in memory of people they know who have battled or are battling breast cancer.

The volleyball team sponsored a fall sports battle on Oct. 5, the day of the match during school. Students purchased tickets to watch the fall sports battle. The volleyball team competed against the football team, cheerleaders, golf team, cross country team, the band, field hockey team, fall baseball team and a teacher team in 13 “Minute to Win It”-inspired games. The teachers won, but most importantly, over $1,100 was raised to be donated to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. The volleyball players also raised money raising that total to over $1,800.

The Band team celebrates its win.

Both JV and Varsity Lady Indians defeated Windsor in the match up.

JV defeated the team in straight sets (25-16, 26-24), and varsity defeated the Lady Dukes 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15.)

Standouts for JV included: Mallory Francis with 7 kills; Kinna Magette with 3 aces and 8 assists; Ayanna Bell with 4 aces and 3 kills; and Shelby Shaffer with 1 ace and 3 kills.

Standouts for varsity included: Ashlyn Edwards with 4 aces; 12 assists, and 1 kill; Jacey Bunn had 18 digs; Jamey Bunn had 20 assists, 2 kills and 10 digs; Madeline Burgess had 4 aces and 8 digs; Madison Wright had 8 kills and 14 digs; and Emma Drake had 2 aces, 4 blocks, 12 digs, and 20 kills.

The Lady Indians improved their record the week of Oct. 10 with three victories. The first was a varsity only match with a win over regional opponent Colonial Heights in straight sets (25-20, 25-9, & 25-17). Standouts for the night included: Jacey Bunn had 2 kills and 12 digs; Madeline Burgess had 3 aces and 10 digs; Hannah Bradshaw had 4 kills and 3 digs; Emma McClelland had 5 digs and 5 kills; Madison Wright had 3 kills and 17 digs; and Emma Drake had 3 aces, 10 kills, and 13 digs.

On Oct. 10, both JV and Varsity traveled to Greensville where both teams defeated the Lady Eagles in straight sets. JV (25-15 & 26-15) and varsity (25-, 25-, & 25-.)

Sharone Bailey, in front, being cheered on by the teacher team.

Standouts for JV included: Mallory Francis with 2 aces and 8 kills; Shea Lindsey and Ayanna Bell both had 1 ace and 3 kills; Shelby Shaffer had 3 kills; and Kinna Magette had 8 aces and 18 assists.

Varsity standouts for the evening included: Emma Drake had 3 aces, 14 kills, and 12 digs; Hilary Newlon had 3 aces, 2 kills, and 3 digs; Madison Wright had 8 kills and 7 digs; Amani Gary had 2 aces and 8 digs; Hannah Bradshaw had 6 kills; and Ashlyn Edwards had 3 kills, 2 aces, and 23 assists..

Thursday night the girls faced their biggest rivals. JV fell a little short (20-25 & 23-25). Varsity came to play and defeated the Lady Dragons 3-1 (25-27, 25-19, 25-23, and 25-15). I was extremely proud of the girls battling back from a close first set where we came up a little short but coming back strong and ultimately winning the match.

Standouts from the night include: Ashlyn Edwards with 2 aces, 3 digs, 4 kills and 14 assists; Madison Wright with 3 kills and 23 digs; Jacey Bunn had 15 digs; Jamey Bunn had 5 aces, 5 digs, and 17 assists; Madeline Burgess had 5 aces and 5 digs; and Emma Drake had 3 aces, 24 kills, and 12 digs.

Every year Park View is our toughest battle, but the girls enjoy the challenge and get up for this game like no other. We hope to face Park View at least one more time this year in the district tournament and possible another time in the regional tournament. The varsity Lady Indians remain undefeated both in the district and the regionals with a regional record of 14-0 and an overall record of 17-2. The week of Oct. 14 we travel to Sussex on Tuesday and Franklin on Thursday. We return home on the 24th to face Brunswick and the 26th is senior night against Surry.

We hope to host the district tournament on Oct. 28. The highest seed will host the event for the top four teams in the district. The following week will begin regional play. The Lady Indians are on top of the district and region.