Point Pleasant hands Ripley a setback on volleyball court

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers

Talk about a battle.

Point Pleasant and Ripley waged one on the volleyball court inside the Ripley Health Center.

Prior to the showdown, Ripley’s lone senior — Brianna Hudson — was honored.

The marathon then got underway with Point coming away victorious in five sets, 18-25, 16-25, 27-25, 25-23 and 13-15.

The loss left Ripley at 4-7 on the season.

“Bri played a fantastic match,” said head coach Brenda Moore of her senior leader. “She started out with some powerful serving. She had six aces in a row.”

For the night, Hudson (the subject of an upcoming JN feature), was 16-of-19 with nine aces.

“She had her best night yet. It’s hard staying mentally strong after losing the first two sets,” Moore said.

The head coach credited Sidney Varney and Olivia Parsons for helping Ripley fight back on the night with their serving.

Bailey Howery was 18-of-19 serving with three aces and 38-of-29 setting with six assists.

Hudson led in the hitting department with a 31-for-35 performance, including 10 kills.

Josie Ramsey-Smith had 14 digs.

Ripley’s junior varsity won in two sets, 25-14, 25-21.

Aubrey Haskins was 9-of-9 in serves with two aces. Erin Ryan was 16-of-17 setting with an assist. Olivia Greathouse was 9-of-11 hitting with two kills. Erin Ryan had one dig.