by Gary Andrews
The Manchester varsity volleyball team went on the road to Whitko Thursday, falling to the Wildcats 21-25, 17-25, 21-25.
The Squire attacks were led by libero Marret Metzger, who ended the night with a team high four kills from the back row. Kendra Binkley, Corrie Osborne and Madison Isbell each added two kills, while Cierra Carter had one.
Cali Spann, Sydney Snep, and Marret Metzger all had one ace each.
Kaitlyn Parrett led the team with eight digs, followed by Metzger with seven, Cali Spann and Ellie Milam four, Gillum one, Bedke three, Snep one, Carter three, Leah Sorg one, and Binkley two.
Block Assists were made by the combos of Binkley and Isbell in game two and Osborne and Carter in game three.
Rae Bedke dished out a total of 10 assists.
“With a little more energy and growing experience, we are hoping to take the Wildcats the next time we cross paths this season!! Now on to prepare for the MHS Invite this weekend,” said Coach Brown.
The junior varsity out lasted Whitko to take a two game match 25-22, 25-14.
Leiah Brandenburg dominated the serving with six aces. Lindsay Walters contributed two aces and Hallie Sorg and Alyssa Spann each added one. Setter Ali Casper delivered three assists for the evening as well five digs, tying with libero Celina Carter who also had five digs. Brandenburg and Alyssa Spann also had two digs apiece.
The Squires had a balanced front row with three kills from Allison Smith, Karly Eichenauer and Rachel Cave. Hallie Sorg added two kills. Leiah Brandenburg and Celina Carter finished up the night with one kill each.