The Chariton Varsity volleyball team hosted Centerville on Tuesday, Sept. 15, which was Senior Night for Chariton.

The Lady Chargers were competitive and led during the second set before ending up losing 3-0. The scores of the match were 15-25, 19-25 and 19-25.

Before the start of the Varsity match the six Chariton seniors and their parents were recognized. They are Abbey Masters, Mikayla McCurdy, Bailey Shelton, Tayah Spiker, Clara Stuart and Abby Tuttle.

“The girls fought hard in each set to the end. Unfortunately we just came short in sets two and three to expend play and have a chance to win. We have got to be able to finish,” Chariton Head Coach Christopher Watkins said.

Chariton trailed early in the first set and came back to cut the lead to 11-10 with Avery Hall serving. Centerville then went on a run to open up a 17-10 lead. They pushed the lead to 19-11 and Chariton worked to cut it to 20-13. Centerville ended the set strong outscoring Chariton 5-2 to win 25-15.

Chariton opened the second set strong and jumped out to a 6-1 lead with Layne Braby serving. Centerville gradually got back into it and cut the Lady Charger lead to 6-3 and 7-5 before tying it 7-7. The Redettes took a 12-11 lead and built leads of 17-13 and 18-14.

Chariton rallied to cut the Redettes lead to 20-17. Centerville responded with three straight points to make it 23-17. Chariton cut it to 24-19 before Centerville scored the winning point to win the set 25-19.

In serving, Hall went 7-10 and led Chariton with three aces. Braby went 9-9 with two aces. Lexi Smyser went 8-8 with one ace. Tammera Alexander had two aces and Grace Watkins had one.

Read the September 22, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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