OCA set­tles for split of SCAA matches

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

The Oak­wood Chris­tian Lady Ea­gles split a pair of matches last week, sweep­ing Rhea County Academy, but los­ing in a 3-0 sweep to CAYA.

OCA breezed past Rhea County Academy, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-12 in Chicka­mauga on Mon­day.

Amelia Michael scored six con­sec­u­tive ser­vice points in the open­ing set be­fore Mary Ownby closed things out with five straight ser­vice points. Ownby served out the last five points of the sec­ond set and the duo gave the Lady Ea­gles a boost in the third set. Michael once again had five straight ser­vice points and Ownby added seven straight later on to key the vic­tory.

Lexie Asher had five kills in the match, while Annika Green had five kills and three blocks. Ownby and Olivia Guest both had three kills. Char­ity Bankston picked up two kills and Michael added one.

Raleigh Suits and Emilee Teague chipped in with two digs apiece, while Layla Rogers had one.

On Thurs­day in Col­legedale, the Navyand-Gold lost by scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-15.

In the first set, Guest had four straight ser­vice points to pull OCA to within 21-16, but got no closer. Then in the sec­ond set, Asher had five straight ser­vice points to rally the Lady Ea­gles from a 7-0 hole. But the host team would prove to be too much down the stretch. Michael had five straight ser­vice points near the end of the third set.

Annika Green paced the team with four kills and five blocks. Asher added three digs and two kills, while Lily Green had one kill. Ownby had a block, while Michael and Bankston each chipped in with one dig.

OCA (6-5) was slated to join Apos­tolic of Maryville for a tri-match at Ten­nessee Chris­tian Prep on Mon­day, but re­sults were not avail­able as of press time. On Tues­day, the Lady Ea­gles will play host to Shenan­doah Bap­tist Academy at 5 p.m. be­fore make a re­turn trip to SBA Fri­day at 4.

Se­nior Night will be Oct. 10 against Ten­nessee Chris­tian Prep in Chicka­mauga.

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