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Wilson Hall JV volleyball outlasts Ben Lippen 2-1

By J. Scott Sewell | jscott@theitem.com
Posted 9/13/19
Wilson Hall's JV volleyball team pulled out a 2-1 victory over Ben Lippen on Thursday night to improve to 5-2 overall.

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Wilson Hall JV volleyball outlasts Ben Lippen 2-1

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Wilson Hall's JV volleyball team pulled out a 2-1 victory over Ben Lippen on Thursday night to improve to 5-2 overall. The Lady Barons’ junior varsity team beat the Falcons in three sets, 25-20, 24-26,25-14. “I told them last game that it the best game I’ve seen them play, but I made a correction and said that this game was the absolute best game that we played,” said third-year Lady Barons head coach Liz Affronti. “We were hustling, and we were passing right to the setter. I think our mental game was just as good as our physical game and that really helped us.” Wilson Hall cruised to victory in the first set before a back-and-forth, tense second set eventually forced an extra frame. The Falcons led early in the second set, but the Lady Barons battled back to take a 15-11 lead. Wilson Hall pushed their lead to 24-22, giving them the serve with two match points. However, the Lady Barons weren’t able to convert either match point and Ben Lippen scored four straight points to force an extra set. “Whenever we get down on ourselves, we’re really down on ourselves,” said Affronti. “Unfortunately it was the last couple of points where they couldn’t get that back. But, they noticed it and said ‘let’s take it to them, and let’s go’, and they had that kinda attitude for the rest of the game.” Wilson Hall dominated the third set jumping out to a 9-1 lead. They eventually led by as much as 21-6 before finishing off the Falcons 25-14. Freshman Ellie Stone was the star of the match for the Lady Barons. “I told Ellie this was the best volleyball I’ve ever seen her play,” said Affronti. “She was consistently getting it to the setter, and she just played a fantastic game.”