Pineville ends Bell’s streak, comes back to win in five sets

Published 1:17 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

After having won only one of their last seven matches, the Pineville Lady Lions’ volleyball team found their way back into the win column against the Bell County Lady Cats on Thursday in Pineville. After falling behind two sets, Pineville battled back to defeat Bell County in five sets, breaking the Lady Cats’ six-game win streak.

“I’m just so happy for the girls,” said Pineville coach Samantha North. “We have 11 seniors on our team and we have had a tough year with injuries and sickness. They came into the game knowing Bell County was on a streak, and dropping those first two sets just made them want it more.”

Pineville was led by Summer Partin with seven kills, two assists, four digs and six aces. Adelaida Garcia had 10 aces, one kill, four assists and three digs. Faith Long added four kills, one block and one dig. Chelsea Foister added two kills. Ali Root delivered four digs for Pineville.

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Reece Foley added two digs, seven assists, one dig and two aces. Chesney Brock tallied two kills, one assist and three aces. Kailey Harris ended the night with one kill, four digs and three aces. Sarah Elliot added two digs and Hannah Robinson finished with one dig to aid the Pineville effort.

“Bell deserves a lot of credit,” said North. “They are a great team, but I don’t think anybody could have beaten us after we got that fourth set. We had several girls come off the bench and give us critical minutes, and our seniors led rally after rally. This really was a team win.”

With the win, Pineville improved to 4-12 on the season. The Lady Lions will be back in action on Monday at home against Oneida Baptist Institute.

With the loss, Bell County’s streak of six straight wins was broken, and they moved to 7-4 on the season. The Lady Cats are back in action against Harlan on Monday at home.