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MHS girls improve to 6-1

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Sophomore libero Elizabeth Ketner (center) produced 14 digs in the Lady Chargers win against King William last week. To the right is teammate Hunter Dunlevy.  (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Tom Chillemi

The Middlesex High varsity Lady Chargers (6-1) swept Northumberland in three games on September 4 and convincingly defeated visiting King William, also in three games, on September 6.

At Northumberland, Middlesex battled a tough Lady Indian team to wins of 25-23, 29-27, and 25-18. “We played with the most energy that I have seen at an away game from these girls,” said Lady Charger coach Brian Walton. “It was a big road win for us!”

Laura Walton had 3 aces, 4 kills, 15 assists and 3 digs. Elizabeth Ketner had 3 aces, 2 kills and 14 digs. Ariana Beverley had 5 kills, 1 dig and 4 solo blocks. Ellie McMinn served 100% and had 4 aces, 3 kills, 1 dig and 3 solo blocks. Mackenzie Bristow had 6 kills, 2 aces and 2 digs. Kayla Paulos had 7 digs. Sarah Walton had 1 kill and 2 digs.

“Our middle hitters were beasts at the net,” said Coach Walton.

King William
On September 6, Middlesex defeated visiting King William 25-19, 25-15 and 25-17. “The home crowd was electrifying,” said Coach Walton. “I haven’t heard noise in that gym like that since the 1989-90 basketball team was in there!”

posted 09.12.2018

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