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Eastside softball and volleyball get victories

From Staff Reports

Eastside volleyball beat Newton and Jackson County in three

JEFFERSON -- Eastside's volleyball team improved their overall record to 5-4 after claiming wins over Jackson County and Newton on Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles lost the first set to Jackson County 25-20 before winning the next two, 25-14 and 25-23, to get the win. After taking the first game, 25-18, over Newton, the Lady Rams tied the match with a 25-17 win before the Lady Eagles took the match with a 25-15 victory to take the match.

"We have worked hard on improving communication during games and making better choices with our hits", Eastside head coach Angie Lewis said. "It was evident (Thursday) as everything came together for them and they played better as a team."

Eastside senior Katie Johnston led the team with 25 kills and two blocks while her sophomore sister, Sydney, added 13 kills and eight blocks. Tiffany Lauj, Dyamond Humphrey, Megan Massey, Kolyse Wagstaff and Mackenzie Smith also added kills and an two additional blocks by Humphrey and Massey while Lauj produced 38 assists.

At the service line, Wagstaff had a delivered 40 good serves with eight marked as aces. Sydney Johnston added nine aces with Lauj adding five, Smith two and Massey one.

As a team, the Lady Eagles had 28 aces, 45 kills, 12 blocks and 42 assists.

Lady Eagles softball tops Morgan County

MADISON -- Eastside softball team got their 4-2 win over Morgan County scoring one run in four different innings in non-region play on Thursday.

The Lady Eagles (10-3 overall, 3-1 Region 4-AAA) were productive at the plate in their win getting 10 hits including doubles by Bianca Reed, Kerstin Hilley and Jade Welch.

Eastside got on the scoreboard first in the second inning when Savannah Upshaw scored on a Megan Hallock single. Upshaw added to Eastside's total in the fourth on Welch's double. Eastside made it 3-0 in the top of the fifth when Reed was walked with bases loaded.

After Morgan County closed the gap to make it 3-2 in the home half of the inning, Kristen Hilley came across home plate on a Welch single.

Reed, Upshaw and Welch paced the Lady Eagles at the plate going 4-for-2.

Eastside sophomore Katie Fletcher got the win pitching all seven innings where she had 11 strikeouts while walking one batter and giving up four hits.

The Lady Eagles' next home game will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Jackson in region play.