Oak­wood off to solid 3-1 sea­son start

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

The Oak­wood Chris­tian Lady Ea­gles con­trolled the ac­tion from the out­set and swept a best-of-three home match against Moun­tain View Chris­tian Acad­emy (Ala.) last Mon­day night, win­ning by scores of 2514, 25-5 and 25-13.

Raleigh Suits had seven straight ser­vice points in the open­ing set, while An­nika Green served up 11 con­sec­u­tive points in the sec­ond set.

Green and Lexie Asher each fin­ished with six kills, while Suits and Lily Green had five each. Amelia Michael had four digs. Char­ity Bankston col­lected three kills, while Layla Rogers and Mary Ownby each added one.

In the JV match, OCA won 25-18 and 25-18 with Rogers clos­ing things out with seven straight points on serve.

Natalei Raines had a team-high five kills, fol­lowed by Olivia Guest and Lily Green with three each. Green also had a block. Other con­trib­u­tors in­cluded Suits (1 kill), Michael (1 kill) and Emilee Teague (1 dig).

An­nika Green had 11 kills and Asher fin­ished

with seven as the Lady Ea­gles earned a 2519, 25-10, 25-11 sweep at Cleve­land (Tenn.) Chris­tian this past Thurs­day.

Bankston had four kills, Lily Green added three and El­liana Ham­mond fin­ished with two. Ham­mond had 10 ser­vice points in a row in the third set to help put the match away.

Ownby had three kills and a dig. She also served up eight straight ser­vice points in the sec­ond set to help the Lady Ea­gles pull away. Teague had two digs and a kill, while Guest added a kill.

OCA (3-1) will host CAYA Tues­day at 5:30 p.m. On Thurs­day, they will join Apos­tolic of Maryville for a tri­match at Apos­tolic of Knoxville as SCAA league play con­tin­ues.

Soc­cer Ea­gles scores first win

The Oak­wood Chris­tian Acad­emy Ea­gles picked up their first co-ed soc­cer vic­tory of the sea­son with a 4-0 win at Ten­nessee Chris­tian Prep in Cleve­land, Tenn. this past Thurs­day.

Caleb Ep­per­son, Thomas Buck­les, Ryan Scar­brough, and Ben Free­man all found the back of the net, while Gar­ri­son Baggett and Con­nor Shankles com­bined for the clean sheet in goal.

“We are see­ing im­prove­ments with ev­ery game,” head coach Tony Vona said. “The gap is truly clos­ing.”

OCA (1-2) will host the CAYA var­sity squad Tues­day night at 6 p.m. On Fri­day, they will en­ter­tain Rhea County Acad­emy at 6 as tehy look to avenge last month’s road losses to both schools.

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