Bulldogs move to 5-2 with win over Panthers

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LHS VB v PCHS-Burrill 03-23-21
LHS senior Brynlee Burrill spikes one of her 15 kills against rival Page County.

By Randy Arrington

LURAY, March 24 — It didn’t come easy, but the Luray High School volleyball team was able to fend off a tough challenge from rival Page County in four sets Tuesday night to pick up their fifth win of the season.

The Bulldogs finished the first set on an 8-0 run that lead to a 25-16 win. Page came back in the second frame to win a narrow 25-22 set that evened the match. After holding an early advantage by as much as six points, the second set was tied six times late before the Panthers edged out the victory.

The Bulldogs went on to win the third and fourth sets, 25-19 and 25-22 to claim the match. The fourth and final frame went back-and-forth the whole way, with neither team gaining more than a three-point advantage.

Luray was lead by strong play at the net by senior Brynlee Burrill, who turned in 15 kills for the night. Sophomore Jaidyn McClung posted 13 kills, while fellow sophomore Lindsay Bly recorded five kills.

Page County was lead by strong play from junior Caris Lucas, junior Taylor Umberger and senior Maddie Gordon. The Panthers (3-5) will next host Madison County (2-4) at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

The Bulldogs (5-2) are among the top three teams in the Bull Run District and will next travel to both of the top-ranked schools in key district matchups. Luray travels to Rappahannock County (6-2) for a 7:15 p.m. game on Thursday, before hitting the road to Clarke County (5-1) on a Saturday, March 27 for a 2 p.m. start.

Below are the Bull Run District volleyball standings as of Wednesday, March 24:

• Rappahannock County — 6-2

• Clarke County — 5-1

• Luray — 5-2

• East Rockingham — 5-4

• Stonewall Jackson — 3-4

• Page County — 3-5

• Madison County — 2-4

• Strasburg — 1-7

For schedules, rosters, standings and other information, checkout the Bull Run District website.



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