Walnut volleyball powers past Pine Grove on Senior Night

Walnut picked up a sweep against in county rival Pine Grove on senior night, picking up a straight set win as they honored their trio of seniors.

The Lady Wildcats won by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 29-27.

Pine Grove held an early lead in all three contests but Walnut would push through for a lead behind a solid service game in all three. In the opening set, Claire Leak took the ball and reeled off 4 aces while Laura Leigh Hughes contributed a pair of kills as the Lady Cats took a 9-4 advantage that they would not relinquish.

In the second set, Pine Grove found their footing as they started defending the net more against the Walnut aerial attack. In the 25-21 second game Walnut picked up the win thanks to great hustle play from Libero Cadence Rolison and a return from senior Sarah Martindale.

The third set was a back and forth affair, the Pine Grove again building an early 7-1 lead. For the third straight time, the Lady Wildcats battled back.

The teams battled, with each team making it to match point three times before Walnut ultimately took the win 29-27.

Both the Lady Panthers and Lady Wildcats enter the home stretch of the season in prime position to make it into the MHSAA playoffs.

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