Eagles win on Senior Night

Submitted Photo Youngsville’s seniors, from left, Mia Rafalski, Sam Wilhelm and Kenzie Olewine, are pictured with head coach Hannah Bulard, second from right.

YOUNGSVILLE — With Senior Night, a packed crowd and a loud Eagles Nest, Youngsville ran away with a 4-1 volleyball victory over Tidioute on Thursday.

The Eagles started slow and had many serving errors to allow the Bulldogs to beat them the first set 22-25. However, starting with the second set it was all red and white.

“The girls were upset without their senior libero, Sam Wilhelm, and had to make a lot of adjustments,” Youngsville head coach Hannah Bulard said. “The first set was ugly, but after some adjustments and a huge step up from Molly Helman and Allyson Johnson, we brought home the win.”

The Eagles won the second, third and fourth set 25-11, 25-15 and 25-16.

“It was a great night for two of our three seniors,” Bulard said. “Kenzie (Olewine) served an ace for the last point of the match, sealing the win. Samantha Wihelm was surely missed and we cannot wait for her to be back in the lineup and celebrate her in the near future.”

Along with Olewine’s ace to win the game, she put down eight kills and had 19 digs, and senior Mia Rafalski finished with six kills and 11 digs to push the Eagles to the win.

Olivia Darling had nine kills and three blocks, playing an outstanding offensive game for the Eagles, while Dilyn Moore ran the offense having 27 assists and four aces. Johnson and Helman stepped up big with Johnson having 17 digs and Helman racking up five aces, six digs and five kills.

The Eagles are set to face the Sheffield Wolverines on Saturday.

Youngsville’s jayvee team won its first match, 25-19 and 25-21, with the second set being a nail-biter.


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