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Eagles put together big runs

By Greg Mast/Herald Sports Editor | 9/25/2013

WELLSVILLE — When a volleyball team can string together points, it makes for an easier time.

The Wellsville High School squad did just that Tuesday in wins over Anderson County (25-22, 25-11) and Osawatomie (25-13, 25-16) in Wellsville.

WELLSVILLE — When a volleyball team can string together points, it makes for an easier time.

The Wellsville High School squad did just that Tuesday in wins over Anderson County (25-22, 25-11) and Osawatomie (25-13, 25-16) in Wellsville.

“We have worked on that and we stress that every day in practice ... putting together runs of two and three points and allowing them may be one or two,” Wellsville coach Eric Evans said. “Mathematically that will allow us to win matches.”

The Eagles did more than two or three points. Wellsville opened with an 8-4 lead in the first set against the Bulldogs. Wellsville later led 22-15.

Wellsville owned the second set jumping to an 8-1 lead and extended it to 18-4.

The Eagles scored six straight points versus Osawatomie to take control of the first set. Wellsville went from a 5-5 tie to an 11-5 lead. Wellsville extended the lead to 20-11.

Wellsville outscored Osawatomie 6-1 to go from a 5-3 deficit to a 9-6 lead in the second set.

“When we pass like we did against Osawatomie, we can do some pretty good things,” Evans said. “The girls play together as a team.

“We have a lot of go-to people on this team.”

Wellsville’s serving and serve-receive percentages were high.

“If we do those two things and do them well we will give ourselves a chance to do a lot of other good things,” Evans said.

The Wellsville junior varsity swept both matches.

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