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B-A spikers top Lady Eagles in volleyball

The Tyrone girls volleyball team hosted backyard rival Bellwood-Antis in the Tyrone Elementary gym on Tuesday evening in the return match of the home-and-home series for 2005.
The Lady Blue Devils kept their perfect record intact with a win in three straight games to move to 14-0 for head coach Stephanie Burner winning 25-19, 25-22 and 25-17. The two-time defending MAC Division III B-A girls have not lost a game this season, winning 42 straight and have not lost a match in Mountain Athletic Division play in the three-year history of the MAC. Tyrone plays in Division II in the MAC.
Bellwood-Antis was led by Lauren Carter with six service points, 16 kills, 12 digs and 14 blocks and Haley Crider had 17 service points, including four aces to go with eight kills and seven digs.
The Lady Eagles were led by Marissa Hoover and Emily Lloyd with six kills, Kim Cherry with 17 assists and Stefani Bryan with nine digs.
“Bellwood-Antis obviously is a very good team. It wouldn’t surprise me if they went very deep into the playoffs” said Tyrone coach Dave Eckberg. “We improved from the last time we played them at their place. We were ahead 22-20 in the second game, but couldn’t pull it out. Hopefully we can take the positives from tonight when we go to Bellefonte.”
The Bellwood-Antis junior varsity squad downed the Lady Eagles in two close games 25-22 and 26-24 to extend their record to 13-1. The Tyrone junior varsity falls to 6-8.
Tyrone (18-9 overall, 9-3 in division play) will travel to Bellefonte today, for a match against the Lady Raiders at 6 p.m., while the B-A volleyball squads will host West Branch, with only a loss to Bellwood-Antis in division action on Thursday at 6 p.m.